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Bistort Root (Rhizome): A Grounded Anchor for Body and Spirit (1oz - Organic)

Bistort Root (Polygonum bistorta), with its twisted underground stem (rhizome), offers a deep connection to the earth and a rich history of medicinal and magical uses. This grounding herb boasts potential benefits for various ailments, while its energetic properties connect you to the wisdom of the earth and the power of your intentions.

Traditional Uses:

  • Internal & External Soothing: Bistort Root has been traditionally used for diarrhea, mouth and throat inflammation, and some studies suggest benefits for wound healing. 
  • Potential Benefits: Research is ongoing to explore Bistort Root's effects on urinary tract issues and other conditions. 

Magickal Meanings:

Bistort Root's connection to the earth, its grounding properties, and symbolic association with the snake (due to its twisted shape) connect it to two chakras:

  • Psychic Connection & Ancestral Wisdom (Crown Chakra): Bistort Root, burned with frankincense (consult safety information for both herbs before burning), has been used in rituals to enhance psychic receptivity and connect with ancestral wisdom. In magic, incorporate Bistort Root (symbolically) to open your Crown Chakra, promoting spiritual connection and intuition. (Crown Chakra)
  • Stability & Grounding (Root Chakra): The deep-rooted Bistort Root is associated with feelings of stability, security, and connection to the earth's grounding energy. Use Bistort Root in spells or rituals (symbolically) to cultivate feelings of safety, overcome challenges with a sense of grounded strength, and manifest your desires with a foundation of stability. (Root Chakra)
  • Prosperity & Fertility (Potential Association): In some traditions, Bistort Root is carried in pouches or incorporated into spells (symbolically) for attracting prosperity and fertility. (Potential Association)
  • Banishing Negativity (Potential Association): Bistort Root's association with the snake, a symbol of transformation in some cultures, has led to its use in rituals (symbolically) for chasing away negativity or unwanted spirits. (Potential Association)

Suggested Uses:

This Bistort Root is Organic and sold by the Ounce (28g). Due to safety concerns, consult a healthcare professional before internal use. Here are some suggestions for using Bistort Root:

  • Tincture (Consult a qualified herbalist): A qualified herbalist can recommend appropriate dosages of Bistort Root tincture for specific concerns. (Consult a healthcare professional before use for specific health concerns)

  • Symbolic Use:

    • Money/Fertility Pouch (symbolically): Create a pouch containing Bistort Root (along with ethically sourced materials) to represent abundance and fertility.
    • Meditation (symbolically): Hold a piece of Bistort Root during meditation (or visualize it) to connect with your Root Chakra and cultivate feelings of stability and groundedness.

Embrace the grounding power of Bistort Root! Explore its potential benefits for various ailments with a healthcare professional's guidance. Weave Bistort Root into your practices symbolically to connect with the earth's wisdom, enhance your intuition, and manifest your desires with a foundation of stability.


We DO NOT claim to provide all the information available about herbs or natural remedies. You must do additional research on the herbs you buy! In the case that you are ill, you should consult with your doctor or another medical specialist. The owners and employees of The Magickal Earth are NOT RESPONSIBLE for any kind of misuse or injury that may directly or indirectly happen as a result of purchasing our herbs or using the information we provide.