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Mythology – Wild Thyme from Lemnos Island

Learn AboutWild ThymeMythology Gaius Plinius Secundus, (ca. 23 - 79 A.C.E.), better known as Pliny the Elder, said that when thyme is burned, it "puts to flight all venomous creatures." In mythical folklore, thyme flowers were full of perfume and nectar for the bees, traditionally the messengers of the fairies world. The bower of the [...]
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Mythology – Cistus / Rock Rose

Learn AboutCistus / Rock RoseMythology The legend says that a council was formed on Mount Olympus where the gods determined which plants will be therapeutic. The gods have designated that rockrose will heal warriors wounded in battle. That annoyed the goddesses, because they were confident that the plant with the delicate pink blossoms would be [...]
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Mythology – Fennel Seeds

Learn AboutFennel SeedsMythology This herb has quite a lively history within Roman and Greek mythology and has been used throughout the ages for a large variety of purposes by these groups of people. The Ancient Greek people called the fennel plant “marathon”, which means "grow thin" and reflects the belief in its ability to suppress [...]
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Mythology – Turmeric

Learn AboutTurmericMythology Turmeric is considered auspicious and holy in India and has been used in various Hindu ceremonies for millennia. It remains popular in India for wedding and religious ceremonies. Turmeric has played an important role in Hindu spiritualism. The robes of the Hindu monks were traditionally colored with a yellow dye made of turmeric. [...]
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Mythology – Dill

Learn AboutDillMythology In ancient Greece, dill was used as an add-in in wines, which they were called "anithitesoinos" (wine with anithos-dill). Moreover, fragrance was made from its leaves. Also, the winners in athletic competitions were given a dill wreath, while it was common for the athletes to spread essence of dill all over their body, [...]
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Mythology – Olympus Mountain Tea / Sideritis scardica

Learn AboutOlympus Mountain TeaMythology In Greece it is known since antiquity and is first mentioned by Theophrastus and Dioscorides. The scientific name Siderites comes from the Greek word “σίδηρος” (sidiros) meaning iron and was given to the plant because of its ability to heal the wounds caused by iron objects. According to others it was [...]
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Mythology – Mastic gum / Mastiha of Chios

Learn AboutMastic GumMythology Some scholars identify the bakha (בכא) mentioned in the Bible with the mastic plant. Bakha appears to be derived from the Hebrew word for weeping, and is thought to refer to the "tears" of resin secreted by the mastic plant. Ancient Jewish halachic sources indicate mastic as a treatment for bad breath [...]
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Mythology – Yarrow

Learn AboutYarrowMythology Yarrow derived its Latin name (Achillea) from the Greek hero Achilles, the son the Sea-Goddess Thetis and the mortal King Peleus. Thetis, attempting to make her son invulnerable, dipped him into the river Styx. But afraid to let the infant go completely, his ankles remained vulnerable where his mother had held him, the [...]
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Mythology – Fenugreek

Learn AboutFenugreekMythology Used since ancient times in Egypt, Greece and Rome, fenugreek seeds were said to be almost a panacea (good for everything). Traditional uses included bronchial problems, tuberculosis, gout, general body pain, swollen glands, skin problems and low libido. Tutankhamen was entombed with seeds from this ancient spice. (Source: www.anniesremedy.com)
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Milk Thistle – Mythology

Learn AboutMilk ThistleMythology It is said that the flower of milk thistle is named by the wise centaur Chiron, teacher of Jason Achilles Asclepius and Apollo. In the titanic battle Chiron was with the part of Hercules in his battle against the Centaurs, but Hercules hurt him accidentally in the leg with an arrow dipped [...]