Unguent

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Unguent

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Unguent is an ointment or salve used for healing. Some used by Hedge Witches are no more than any fatty substance to which various powdered herbs have been added. A concoction made from mallow leaves steeped in vegetable shortening and then strained is an example of an unguent used for protection. Rubbed into the skin, this is supposed to keep all evil at bay and protect from harmful black magic.