(Bryony spp. dioica) Poison
Folk Names: Gout Root, Ladies’ Seal, Mad
Root, Snake Grape, Tamus, Tetterberry,
Wild Hops, Wild Vine, Wood Vine, English
Powers: Image Magic, Money, Protection
The briony root is often used as a substitute
for the rare mandrake root in various
image magic operations.
Money placed near a briony root will
increase, as long as it is left there. The root
is also hung in houses and gardens as a protection
against the effects of bad weather.