Sometimes referred to as Twigs in old Hoodoo oral histories, Devil`s Shoe String is a common and potent root utilized most frequently in Hoodoo practices. In this practice, they are most frequently kept within a Mojo bag or tied together to form a bracelet, anklet, or necklace. In these circumstances, it is typically viewed as a powerful protective device. This is where some believe it even gets its name, referring to its ability to “trip up the devil,” as if you tied his shoe laces together. Tied together as an anklet, it is also known to be of particular help in preventing the wearer from being poisoned by Goofer`s Dust. Other uses within such spiritual practice also involve the herb aiding finding good luck, helping to find a new job or a raise, achieving invisibility, or acquiring some measure of control over the opposite sex. Today, Devil`s Shoestring is still most commonly identified with old Hoodoo and Root Magic practices that are, if anything, more widespread and common today than ever.