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Polish herbs, flowers & folk medicine

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Published by Hippocrene Books in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Poland
    • Subjects:
    • Herbs.,
    • Herb gardening.,
    • Herbs -- Therapeutic use.,
    • Flowers.,
    • Flower gardening.,
    • Plants, Useful.,
    • Herb gardens -- Poland -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199) and index.

      Other titlesPolish herbs, flowers, and folk medicine
      StatementSophie Hodorowicz Knab ; illustrations by Mary Anne Knab.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB351.H5 K635 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination207 p. :
      Number of Pages207
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL790262M
      ISBN 100781803195
      LC Control Number95022712
      OCLC/WorldCa32665380

      Such precautions should be taken due Polish herbs risk of toxicity as quoted below : The Phoradendron species contain a toxin called phoratoxin, which can cause blurred vision, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood pressure changes, and even death. The Elder. A high calorific value of dishes and drinking beer or mead as a basic drink was typical of Middle Ages Polish cuisine. The staff then acts as a connection between the realms of the earth and the sky. They were sometimes combined together in opposition to the roots of the tree, which represented the underworldthe realm of the dead. We also find records of instances as late as the latter half of the twentieth century of people being warned against removing or damaging a Rowan in the garden of their newly purchased garden.

      The aroma exuded by the elder's leaves has long been known to repel flies, so this folklore may have been borne out of the need to flowers & folk medicine book such insects, and the diseases that they carried, away from the kitchen and food. Burdock grows just about anywhere due to its resilience, but prefers soil with high clay content. During the war, pilots ate bilberry jam before night missions to aid night vision. White Bryony - This herb was fenced in when it was found on property to protect it; as the leaves resemble a child and digging it up would destroy their own happiness. In the nineteenth and twentieth century, the general population became increasingly interested in Slavic mythology, fuelled by various romantic, nationalistic, and, in modern times, neopagan movements.

      The Greek writer Pliny mentions the Druids cutting Mistletoe on the new moon at the end of the Celtic year around December 21st and using it to decorate the oak trees flowers & folk medicine book they area where they would partake of the ceremonial meal. Venetianer, 6. Maimonides, however, rejects the legend. Even though the manuscript was compiled at the beginning of the 12th century, it contains references to and copies of older documents, and describes events predating the Baptism of Kiev. Veles is a god of cattle, protector of shepherds, associated with magic and commerce.


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Polish herbs, flowers & folk medicine by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab Download PDF Ebook

Sophie Hodorowicz Knab

They would travel from home to home, reciting certain songs and bless each household with traditional fertility rites. It is traditional that the most magical, ancient pysanky had four or flowers & folk medicine book colors used with them.

Slavonic mythology In Russia there was a quite terrifying ritual dedicated to Matka Ziema, and happened on the eve of the 1st World War to preserve their village against a plague of cholera.

It wasn't until man first began cutting down the forests for his building projects that nettle began to grow elsewhere. On the basis of archeological and folklore remains, it is possible to reconstruct some elements of the pre-Christian calendar, particularly major festivals. The Blackthorn is depicted in many fairytales throughout Europe as a tree of ill omen.

Bringing the flowers into the house will bring money with them.

Slavic mythology

If it grows well in flowers & folk medicine book garden, Polish herbs you will be protected from evil. These two divisions of the world, into three realms on the vertical axis and into four points on the horizontal, were quite important in mythology; they can be interpreted in statues of Slavic gods, particularly those of the three-headed Triglav and the four-headed Svantevit.

Svarog can be also understood as meaning a flowers & folk medicine book, fiery place; a forge. They did not conjure spirits, but use the whispers, which are more important than the amulets or talismans used in the spellwork. Before that, flowers & folk medicine book records of Slavic religion were mostly written by non-Slavic Christian missionaries who were uninterested in accurately portraying pagan beliefs.

In Ireland the Rowan has a long and still popular history in folklore as a tree which protects against witchcraft and enchantment. The flower heads are frequently visited by bees attracted by the heavy scent which can be so evocative of summer days flowers & folk medicine book the countryside.

With the subsequent decline of Polandand the grain production crisis that followed The Delugepotatoes began flowers & folk medicine book replace the traditional use of cereal.

Tne review mentions other books by the same author: Polish Customs, Traditions, and Folklore, Polish Herbs, Flowers and Folk Medicine, and Polish Wedding Customs and Traditions, which probably will give you as much information as you could ever want.

Sins were confessed to the Earth before death. They are also used to treat menstrual pain, constipation and inflammation of the kidneys, and are also used as a gargle for sore throats. Linden Tree - The sacred tree that protected against evil spirits and lightening, commonly planted in front of houses to keep evil from entering.

The identification of "Neuri" with Proto-Slavs remains controversial, however. Gods such as Koleda and Kupala were constructed from misinterpreted names of popular Slavic folk festivals; Koledo was the Slavic name for Christmas processions of carol singers, whilst the source of the name Kupala is from kupati meaning "to bathe".

Nettles were believed to indicate the living place of fairies, and their stings protected one from witchcraft or sorcery. It is said that the stems and leaves from this plant were used in spells and incantations. Image via garnek. No valid scientific methodology by which folklore accounts could be interpreted was known before the midth century, and with sparse historical and archeological sources, the doors were thus opened to wild and unwarranted speculation.

Those who wear honeysuckle flowers are said to be able to dream of their true love. Although Jacob b. Consequently, the deity of the last day of the year was probably Veles, god of the Underworld.

Paine, A. This pattern can also be applied to the Sun's yearly cycle; a benevolent aspect is associated with the young summer Sun, and a malevolent one with the old winter Sun.

Juniper - On the Holy Day of Dyngusy, branches were used to playfully whip blessings onto each other. We can roughly divide the folklore accounts into two groups: Fairy tales about various fantastical characters and creatures such as Alkonost, Baba Yaga, Koschei the Deathless, Firebird, Zmey, songs and tales of legendary heroes such as Russian bogatyrs, and superstitions about various demons and spirits such as domovoi, likho, vilas, vampires, vodyanoy, rusalkas etc.

The Ivy. Svantevit was also associated with victory in war, harvest, and commerce.Polish Herbs, Flowers & Folk Medicine, —— Polish Customs, Traditions and Folklore, Lemnis, Maria, and Henryk Vitry. Old Polish Traditions: In the Kitchen and at the Table, Mucha, Janusz.

"Getting out of the Closet: Cultural Minorities in Poland Cope with Oppression.". Polish Herbs, Flowers and Folk Medicine (Polish Interest) This book captures the history of the plant life once essential to the Polish people.

It leads the reader on a tour through monastery, castle, and cottage gardens, providing details on the history and healing powers of over one hundred herbs and tjarrodbonta.coms: 3. Preface: this is my attempt to answer the recurring questions about resources on the topics of the Polish mythology and 'paganism' available in the English language - general informations about the Slavic Native Faith from the territories of Poland.

Below you can see a list of books, articles, research papers, etc. that I stumbled across the internet.Oct 20,  · Trees in particular held a special place pdf Celtic religion, and pdf developed their alphabet around different trees.

The Druids were also the shamans of the Celtics, the ancient "witchdoctors" and they used trees for medicine. In this article I'll discuss some of the herbs used for medicine by the Celts.Polish Herbs, Flowers, & Folk Medicine captures the unique history of the plant life once essential to the Polish tjarrodbonta.com: Sophie Hodorowicz Knab.Feb 22,  · Tne review ebook other books by the same author: Polish Customs, Traditions, and Folklore, Polish Herbs, Flowers and Folk Medicine, and Polish Wedding Customs and Traditions, which probably will give you as much information as you could ever want.

If not more.