Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Angelica

Myths, folklore & symbolism
Angelica: It is a plant of the northern hemisphere, and one of the oldest symbolic plants in Christianity. It is a symbol of the Trinity and the Holy Ghost because the stem grows out of two skins that enclose it on either side. It was considered to be the main remedy for pestilence; according to legend, an angel brought the plant to a monk. (Herder)

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  1. Very interesting. I need to get me some of this. I absolutely HATE pestilence.

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  2. Angelica archangelica is also good for flatulence - an olfactory form of pestilence I am told.

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