ACACIA (Acacia senegal)
G Folk Names: Cape Gum, Egyptian Thorn, Gum Arabic Tree, Kikwata, Mkwatia, Mgunga, Mokala
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.