Also known as: Rosemary
Plant folklore: Sprigs of rosemary were considered a love charm, a sign of remembrance and a way to ward off the plague. Rosemary was used for headaches and baldness in ancient China. While fleeing Herod’s troops, the Virgin Mary draped her cloak over a bush of white-blooming rosemary. When she removed her cloak from the bush, the blooms had taken on the blue colour of her garment. Sprigs placed under the pillow ward off daemons and prevent bad dreams. Woven into brides’ bouquets.
Thrown into graves as a sign that the dead person will not be forgotten.
A plant will grow for 33 years…Christ’s lifespan and will never get taller than Christ’s height. Will restore a failing memory.
Rosemary in the garden denotes a house where the woman rules!!
Factual info: Used to preserve meats. A large concentrtion in an aromatherapy oil can produce a miscarriage.
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- 23 Nov, 2009
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