Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nightshade

Plants have been used throughout the ages to heal, energize and even create a little magic.

Myths, magic and legends surround gardens.

Vampires are compelled to stay away by merely hanging garlic cloves at every window and werewolves can be taken down with simple wolfsbane, also known as monkshood, the Devil's helmet, or wifesbane.

Where else do gnomes, fairies and imps live but inside the flowers? Even leprechauns are known to live in the woods. Perhaps its the beauty found in the forest, garden and flowers that make people associate magic with this realm but maybe there's more to it than that.

Plants have hidden powers, for instance foxglove can be toxic and it can also be used to help people with heart disease.

2 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

And stinging nettle made as tea is supposed to soothe, but you touch it and it leaves a RASH!

The Happy Whisk said...

I love using herbs and other garden goodies for healing purposes. It's the only way to fly.