If worn, elder wards off attackers of every kind. Hung over doorways and windows it keeps evil from the house. it also has the power to force an evil magician to release any enchantments or spells they may have against you. Grown near the home, the elder gives prosperity to the household, and the sticks placed about the house protect against robbers and snakes. Elder is used at weddings to bring good luck to the couple, and pregnant woman kiss the tree for good fortune for the coming baby.