A burying ball is a ball of clay, herbs, New Orleans mud and magic designed to be buried in the ground for a specific purpose. Only African spiritual shamanic workers can make them, and they are designed to work for one situation only. Once that particular situation is resolved, then the burying ball has done it's work.
The ball comes wrapped in a special foil. If you decide to buy a burying ball, it is of the utmost important that the foil is not removed before burying.