(Acacia Senegal) G
Folk Names: Cape Gum, Egyptian Thorn,
Gum Arabic Tree, Kikwata, Mkwatia,
Mgunga, Mokala
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Sun
Element: Air
Deities: Osiris, Astarte, Ishtar, Diana, Ra
Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers
Ritual Uses: The wood is used as fuel in
sacred fires in India, and is also used in
building temples.
Magical Uses: A sprig of the tree placed
over the bed wards off evil, as it does
when tucked into the turban in Eastern
countries. When the wood is burned with
sandlewood the psychic powers are stimulated.
Acacia is also used in money and
love spells, although in the latter case the
outcome would be a platonic love.

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