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, as it has been for years unmeasured. 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, Devil`s Shoestring 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 this old Hoodoo and Root Magic practices that are, if anything, more widespread and common today than ever. Outside of this, some medicinal use has also been found by some Herbalists. These Herbalists see it as an antispasmodic, particularly in helping to ease menstrual pains.