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Jasmine Flowers

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Jasmine, whose name is derived from the Persian word "yasmin," meaning Gift from God, is quite commonly cultivated in gardens and as a houseplant. Revered for its fragrance, it is also quite well known for the fact that its flowers open their petals at night. In China, it is used for tea, often with a green or oolong tea base. It can take hours to absorb the fragrance and flavor into the water, and the process is repeated as many as seven times for the highest quality of teas. In the Philippines, it is used to create a garland that is used to adorn and decorate religious images while in other parts of Asia, Jasmine has also seen use in wedding ceremonies. Perhaps under a similar ideal as these religious practices, Jasmine has also seen long use in spells and rituals, particularly when seeking to attract love and prosperity; sometimes used in divination, particularly in the use of dream magic. In other mystical use, Jasmine flowers are also said to be great for use in charging quartz crystals with soothing energy.

In Chinese alternative medicine, Jasmine flowers are sometimes used to "cool down" blood. Studies have also shown Jasmine to possess strong antiviral and antibacterial properties, making it a popular supplement used in the treatment of colds and other such ailments as well.

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Jericho Flowers

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Selaginella lepidophylla, also known as the Rose of Jericho, the Resurrection Flower, or Jericho Flowers, are so named as they seem to come to life after they die. They survive, curled up dormant and brown and appear to the untrained eye to be dead for years. Once it comes into contact with water that it can find nutrients in, however, it expands and turns green, springing to life and blooming before curling back up when the water is depleted. This cycle can last for years and years, and has given rise to the tradition of keeping one dormant in one's home and bringing it out around Christmas time. During this time, it is watered, and brought to life before it is allowed again to wither with the passing of the holiday. This is said to symbolize Mary's delivery of Christ, and the plant used in this tradition is often passed down through the family over the years.

Outside of Christmas traditions, it is most commonly used in spiritual practices, where it is said to have particular use in love spells, either where one is seeking to bring to life a love that died or create love where there previously was not any. Some herbalists also attribute the Jericho Flower with the ability to purify blood, often helping to ease the symptoms of illnesses and fevers.

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Job's Tears

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Job's Tears

Luck, wishes, healing, protection. EXTERANAL USE ONLY

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Juniper Berries

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Not actually true berries, Juniper Berries are actually fleshy, merged scales similar to pine needles that possess a berry-like appearance, coming from the Juniperus communis, or Common Juniper. Perhaps most commonly known for their culinary use, Juniper Berries have long been used in European and Scandinavian cuisine to flavor meat dishes, particularly wild birds and game meats. Within these regions, the Berries can also be found as a seasoning for pork, cabbage and sauerkraut. Juniper Berries are also widely known as the agent used to add flavor to Gin. Ancient Greeks used them for medicine, often using the Berries to increase their stamina before the Olympic Games. Romans also used them as a cheap, domestic substitute for black pepper and long pepper, both of which they had to import from India. In spiritual practices, Juniper berries can also be found in attracting good and healthy energies, particularly where you are seeking love and protection.

As a note of interest to more modern herbal practices, the addition of Juniper Berries to gin was originally intended for medicinal purposes, with the intent to use it as an agent for delivering the medicinal properties of Juniper Berries. Modern herbalists still often see the Berries as being useful as a diuretic, helping to purge the system of toxins and aid the digestive tract, as well as an appetite stimulant. Others also hold that it is a useful remedy for rheumatism and arthritis.

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