From the overwhelming number of herbs used for this purpose it is obvious that protection is (and has been) of the utmost concern for many people. Most of the protective herbs are general in their effects; they guard their bearer against physical and psychic attacks; injury; accidents, poison, snake bite, lightning strikes, wicked spirits, the evil eye and so on. In other words they are protective in a general way.
Naturally they won’t do you much good once something has happened–protective herbs should be a preventative. This doesn’t mean that if you wear a protective root or carry a sachet you’ll breeze through life unfettered with annoyances. But carrying some of those herbs will certainly help screen out potential harmful situation.
In today’s world we should guard ourselves with every available means. Protective herbs are one of these. They create a type of force field around your home, possessions, or self. When carried they also increase the effectiveness of your body’s natural defenses.
An ounce of prevention, after all, is worth a pound of cure.