Religious herbs

Herbs are used in many religions – such as (myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), ague root (Aletris farinosa) and frankincense (Boswellia sacra) and in the partially Christianized Anglo-Saxon pagan Nine Herbs Charm. In Hinduism a form of Basil called Tulsi is worshipped as a goddess for its medicinal value since the Vedic times. Many Hindus have a Tulsi plant in front of their houses.

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I’d just missed out on getting a commiphora myrrha tree which went up for auction at ebay, two of them, one from Somalia, the other from Yemen. The auctions closed with one going for close to $200, and the other was won for $649. There won’t be any more up for auction from that source, until next year.

Somehow, I ran into this about the religious herbs which peaked my interest greatly and I’ve been on a quest to find out about these herbs. I’ve found some dazzling information and I would like to share it!

I have a Boswellia sacra (Frankincense) tree… just a little thing, but thriving, and three quarters down the way of searching out these herbs found an available and authentic myrrh resource.

The Nine Herbs Charm has kept me fascinated and led me to some plants and plant info that I had no idea existed, and would have never known about had it not been for the poem.

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Folklore, Myths and Legends

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WODEN’S NINE HERBS CHARM

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Mandrake, Mandragoras

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Elder, Sambucus nigra

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The Elder, in Ancient and Pre-historic Use

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Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis

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Elecampane, Inula helenium

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Solomon’s Seal, Polygonatum commutatum

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That’s all for now.  More later, God willing.

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