This vine often grows wild in North America. Its large root can get up to six feet in length ("the man"). It was a traditional purgative (a very Saturn thing for a plant to do) and provides an incense that has been used in magick to represent Saturn and in spells for revenge. According to Eliphas Levi, it should be combined with aloe ferox, sulfur, and asafoetida for rituals done on a Saturday.
Scammony root, chopped
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