Topic: The language of herbs
Registered: Dec 2007
posted March 09, 2008 07:11 PM
The Language of Herbs
Bay wreath ~ Reward of merit
Basil ~ Love
Balm ~ Sympathy
Chamomile ~ Initiative, energy in adversity
Coriander ~ Hidden worth, concealed merit
Cowslip ~ Pensiveness, happiness
Elder ~ Zealousness
Fennel ~ Force, strength
Garden Sage ~ Esteem
Hop ~ Injustice
Hyssop ~ Cleanliness
Lavender ~ Distrust, sweets to the sweet
Marigold ~ Despair, grief, honesty
Marjoram ~ Blushes
Mint ~ Virtue
Nasturtium ~ Patriotism, optimism, splendour
Parsley ~ Feasting, festivity, useful knowledge
Pennyroyal ~ Flee away
Peppermint ~ Cordiality
Rocket ~ Rivalry
Rosemary ~ Remembrance
Sage ~ Domestic virtue, wisdom
Southernwood ~ Bantering, jest
Spearmint ~ Warmth of sentiment
Sweet Basil ~ Good wishes
Verbena ~ You have my confidence
Registered: Oct 2001
posted March 09, 2008 11:12 PM
Interesting! I am surprised that Basil is love! Pesto sauce -
Lavender - Distrust?
This one makes sense: Peppermint - Cordiality.
Mmmm I LOVE Lemon Verbena! It is intoxicatingly GOOD!
From: California, USA
Registered: Oct 2006
posted April 07, 2008 02:42 AM
Thank you for sharing this collection blue moon
Many of these I'd not associated with such.
Sendin' love your way,
"your friend in spirit"
From: The Ether
Registered: Jan 2006
posted April 08, 2008 01:42 PM
This IS an interesting flip on "traditional" herbal uses....
Gosh....I absolutely love Lavender and use it often!
I think, energetically, it all boils down what the herbs mean to the individual.
(and what energy is driven when planting, growing, harvesting, etc.)
I have many, many gardens. I have now pink, and red roses blooming on the side of my house. I cut them, bring them in to enjoy them in a vase, then when they have wilted, I spread the petals upon my front stoop and walkway, if I have enough.
Traditionally, I would be requesting love, emotional and passionate, but I see the beautiful petals as peaceful..and that is why I scatter them....to bring peace and love, divine love, into my home...
From: Columbus, GA USA
Registered: Nov 2000
posted April 09, 2008 01:44 PM
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