Myth and Religion: Day 2
Myth and Religion: Day 2 PBIO 3440
Popular in Medicinal Herbs Spices and Plants
Popular in Plant Biology
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Date Created: 08/30/16
Myth and Religion Power is Associated with Medicinal Herbs and Spices. Rosemary Common today; planted around homes and gardens Mint family Evergreen Used for soothing digestion and aromatherapy o Energizing Symbol of remembrance o People may be buried with rosemary Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris Rose family Astringent, bitter o Tanas Deter herbivores from eating Shrink protein Good for bleeding and congestion Alchemists believed that the dew from the plant could turn things to gold Has male and female flowers o Flower reproduces without being fertilized (parthegenisis) “fountain of youth” plant Garlic, Allium sativum white magic o defends against vampires, plague, and evil spirits provides courage in battle lower cholesterol and high blood pressure most likely derived from Asia panacea o good for almost anything used to prevent the evil eye or mal ochio o person can cause misfortune by looking at you with mal-intent o diagnosed by pouring water into olive oil if oil stays separated you’re diagnosed with the evil eye o also treated with fennel, juniper, and savory European Mistletoe, Viscum album hemi-parasitic o able to photosynthesize but needs to gather certain nutrients from a host grows on limbs of trees anticancer o suppress growth of cancer cells and supports immune system berries and poisonous cause abnormal heartrate, low blood pressure, and seizures Celts and Druids worshiped trees o thought mistletoe was special because it could live in trees golden tools had to be used to harvest couldn’t touch the ground Ghost Plant, Monotropa uniflora parasitic grows white flowers gets nutrients from trees surrounding it 2
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