This page contains entries in the Hoodoo Herb Database sorted for your reference by how they have been traditionally used in rootwork. You can find more detailed information about each item in the Master List.

This information is sourced carefully using direct accounts from black folks of rootwork in the South and also the quality research of black hoodoo scholars, Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Hazzard-Donald. Reference the Master List to see the sources for each entry.

If you have additional information to add to this database, feel free to reach out (and accordingly you will be credited on this page).


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