981Re: [pfaf] Re: peace garden
- Nov 22, 2005
>Also, I'm working on a bed called 'Signatures & Sympathies', thisWas this also ment from Wales only ?,
>will hopefully be an interactive display of plants used in medicine
>according to their visible signatures or by sympathetic/imitative
>magic. Strangely, I've hit a nearly complete blank where signature
>plants are concerned and would love to hear suggestions. It seems
>that most internet sources dwell on the same four examples from the
>Doctrine of Signatures but I need far more than that. I would
>prefer plants which display their signatures as they are grown eg
>Lungworts blotches look like lung disease; the tiny translucent
>holes in Hypericum (st johns wort) leaves make it useful for stab
>wounds etc. Plants which are used according to their roots are not
>so useful because the roots cant be seen but still interesting to
-- nearly every plant have some signature - lore put to it,
Primula veris , st Johns keys,
Alchemilla vulgaris coll, lady Marys - rain mantle,
Juniperus communis, the holy crucifix at top of berries,
Allium sativum, Garlic - the smell of the devil.
by the way *did you know Garlic really is named after me - personally* !
My name is Geir
The name garlic comes from old old norse Geirr Lauk (Geirr-leek) -
lauk / leek an onion.
meaning Geirr is the sharp point of a lance or an arrow, like the
garlic looks as it comes up from earth and streching,
and the sharp biting taste and smell....
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