Also Known as: Yucca glauca (Eastern) Yucca schidigera _(Southern), Yucca brevifolia_ (Western), Yucca filamentosa (Mexican), Soap-tree, Soapweed, Soapwell, Soap Root, and Adam’s Needle.
Farming Type: Wild Harvested
Yucca is a tree native to the United States. Yucca is a desert plant that grows in arid regions. It blooms at night and the fragrant white flowers attract the Pronuba Moth, which is the only insect that is capable of penetrating the shape of the yucca bloom. The moth lays eggs in the pollen of the plant. Without the Pronuba Moth there would be no Yucca because its pollen is too heavy to be wind-blown to fertilize other plants. Yucca is high in vitamins A, B and C and contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and copper.
Yucca is a succulent that grows throughout the southern United States. Tribes of the Southwest use the yucca’s leaves to make soaps, shampoos and other hygiene related items, including dental floss. Yucca has been used by Native American, In addition, yucca root has also been used to make a popular beverage - root beer.
Yucca root is a strong herb in magick, ruled by Mars and Fire. An excellent herb for all types of purification rituals and protection. It is especially good for transmuting negative energies into positive. Works very well with both Rosemary and Sage!
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