An Earthy plant, Bayberry (Myrica cerifera) works really well with prosperity magick. In fact, it’s known as “the money plant.” Bayberry can help bring financial abundance and create financial security. Add its berries, bark, or essential oil to a bath or incense mixture to draw in wealth.
Bayberry is also a calming herb that can help relieve stress and worry over money, wealth, or just not having enough of either. Plus, the plant is also excellent for attracting familial love and friendship, creating harmony in the household - since money stress can sometimes cause arguments. So, Bayberry touches a lot of bases when it comes to prosperity magick.
Magickal Properties of Dried Bayberry Root Bark
- relieves stress
- harmony in the household
- attracts familial love and friendship
The shrub from which we obtain Bayberry Root Bark, which grows along the Atlantic coast of North America from the Maritime Provinces of Canada to the Florida Keys as well as swampland throughout the Southeast, is known by numerous aliases. In addition to its scientific name, Myrica cerifera, it also goes by wax myrtle, candleberry, and arbre à suif, or "tallow tree." The name fits, as the berries provide a form of wax that is actually used in candlemaking.
Of greater interest to those who buy organic bulk herbs however is the bark itself. Gathered in November and early December, Bayberry Root Bark is removed from the trunk and branches by heating the roots, which is then used to make bulk dried herbs for sale.
Dried Myrica cerifera bark is one of the earliest natural herbs that American physicians studied and wrote about.
Bayberry Common Names
Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Arbre a Suif (tallow tree), American Bayberry, Bayberry Wax Tree, Myrtle