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Sacred Plants And Their Medicinal Uses

Author : Anil Kumar Dhiman
ISBN : 8170353238
Genre : Ethnobotany
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Tree Or Plant Worship Or The Worship Using Plant S Parts Is One Of The Earliest Forms Of Religions In Ancient World. It Was Through The Worship Of The Plants Or Trees That Man Attempted To Approach And Propitiate The God. Before Man Developed Agriculture, He Lived Mostly On Fruits And Nuts Of The Plants. He Used Their Implements For Peace And War. He Used Their Implements For Peace And War. It Was From Wood That He Obtained Fire To Cook His Food And To Warm His Cave Dwellings Apart From The Beauty Of Their Flowers, Which Excited His Imagination. It Was Beneficial Influence Of The Trees That Prompted Our Remote Ancestors To Worship Them. The Earliest Form Of Worship Was Probably The Veneration Of The Mother Goddess, The Earth Mother. Fertility, Creation And The World Of Plants And Animals Were Her Blessings To Her Devotees. The Worship Of The Tree Would Have Originated Somewhere At This Time As The Adoration Of Her Creative Abilities, Symbolizing Fertility So Essential To The Survival Of Early People. Tree Worship Is Found In Various Societies World Over, Especially In India. Besides, There Is A Belief That The Plants, Which Are Sacred Or Being Worshipped That Have The Medicinal Potential Too. The Present Book On Sacred Plants And Their Medicinal Uses Is An Attempt To Provide A Comprehensive Account On Some Of The Important Plants, Which Are Not Only Being Used In Sacrificial Rites And Rituals Dealing With Cultural Heritage, Festivals, And Religious Ceremonies Standing From Birth Till Death But Also In Medicine, Particularly In India. It Is Hoped That This Book Will Be Useful For Research Workers Working In The Field Of Ancient History, Ancient Literature, Botany And Medical Sciences Besides, The General Layman Interested In The Sacred Use Of Plants. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Discussion Of Plants.

Sacred Plant Medicine

Author : Stephen Harrod Buhner
ISBN : 9781591439639
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The first in-depth examination of the sacred underpinnings of the world of Native American medicinal herbalism • Reveals how shamans and healers “talk” with plants to discover their medicinal properties • Includes the prayers and medicine songs associated with each of the plants examined • By the author of The Secret Teachings of Plants As humans evolved on Earth they used plants for everything imaginable--food, weapons, baskets, clothes, shelter, and medicine. Indigenous peoples the world over have been able to gather knowledge of plant uses by communicating directly with plants and honoring the sacred relationship between themselves and the plant world. In Sacred Plant Medicine Stephen Harrod Buhner looks at the long-standing relationship between indigenous peoples and plants and examines the techniques and states of mind these cultures use to communicate with the plant world. He explores the sacred dimension of plant and human interactions and the territory where plants are an expression of Spirit. For each healing plant described in the book, Buhner presents medicinal uses, preparatory guidelines, and ceremonial elements such as prayers and medicine songs associated with its use.

Medicinal Plants

Author : Pravin Chandra Trivedi
ISBN : 9788188237623
Genre : Ethnobotany
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Man has used plants as a source of medicine since ancient times. Initially, these formed the bulk of folk or ethnomedicine, practiced in India and some other parts of the world. Later, a considerable part of this indigenous knowledge was documented and passed into the organised system of medicine. This book contains articles covering information on medicinal plants used for curing various ailments, with special reference to India, those on herbal formulation and their standardization; herbal remedies for antibacterial therapy; commercial use of medicinal plants and ethno-medico-botany of some sacred plants. The book also provides an account of traditional medicinal plants and their prospective applications in the present scenario. It would serve as a useful reference for botanists, phytochemists and those related to the pharmaceutical industry.

Sacred Plant Medicine

Author : Stephen H. Buhner
ISBN : 1570980918
Genre : Medical
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The historical use of plants by indigenous peoples is explored, and how this connects to universal experiences of the sacred in everyday life.

Sacred And Magico Religious Plants Of India

Author : S.K. Sood
ISBN : 9789387741461
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The compendium brings together for the first time, complete, up-to-date information on 469 plants of sacred and magico-religious importance from the Indian perspective. Inclusion of 12 appendices and an over 57 colour photographs are the other important features of this compilation. With its comprehensive coverage of the subject, Sacred and Magico-religious Plants of India is a vital reference source for students, teachers, scientific and university libraries, institutions and individuals active in ethnobotanical research and also to all those who are nature worshippers and eager to know more about Indian mythology.

Sacred Plant Initiations

Author : Carole Guyett
ISBN : 9781591432142
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A practical guide to connecting with plants through ceremony • Explains how to commune with plants and their spirits through the traditional shamanic method of “plant dieting” to receive their teachings and guidance • Details 8 ceremonial plant initiations centered on common, easily recognized plants and trees such as primrose, dandelion, oak, and dog rose • Provides instructions to develop your own sacred plant initiations and make ceremonial plant elixirs • Includes four audio journeys to facilitate plant initiations In this guide to sacred plant initiations, medical herbalist and shamanic practitioner Carole Guyett explains how to commune with plants and their spirits through the traditional shamanic method of “plant dieting.” A plant diet involves ingesting a particular plant over a period of time so you regularly receive the plant’s vibratory energy as well as its medicinal actions. Adding a ceremonial element to plant dieting offers a sacred initiation by the plant world, allowing you to connect deeply with all aspects of a plant, receive its sacred teachings, and forge a relationship for guidance and healing, benefitting both yourself and others. Each of the eight ceremonial plant initiations detailed in the book was personally developed by the author through extensive work with her ceremonial groups. They each center on an easily recognized plant or tree such as primrose, dandelion, oak, and dog rose. These common plants have powerful teachings and healing guidance to share with those who communicate with and honor them. The initiations, for both individuals and groups, work with the Wheel of the Year, honoring each plant’s sacred timing and connecting with one of the eight Celtic and Pre-Celtic Fire Festivals--the solstices, equinoxes, and the holy days of Beltane, Lughnasadh, Samhain, and Imbolc. Offering practical instructions so you can develop your own sacred plant initiations, the author also include access to 4 audio journeys to facilitate the initiations in the book. She also explains how to make plant elixirs for use in plant diets and for healing. She shows how connecting with plants allows us to deepen our relationship with Nature, access higher levels of consciousness and spiritual realms, and facilitate the full flowering of human potential.

Sacred Plants Of India

Author : Nanditha Krishna
ISBN : 9789351186915
Genre : Literary Collections
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Plants personify the divine— The Rig Veda (X.97) Trees and plants have long been held sacred to communities the world over. In India, we have a whole variety of flora that feature in our myths, our epics, our rituals, our worship and our daily life. There is the pipal, under which the Buddha meditated on the path to enlightenment; the banyan, in whose branches hide spirits; the ashoka, in a grove of which Sita sheltered when she was Ravana’s prisoner; the tulsi, without which no Hindu house is considered complete; the bilva, with whose leaves it is possible to inadvertently worship Shiva. Before temples were constructed, trees were open-air shrines sheltering the deity, and many were symbolic of the Buddha himself. Sacred Plants of India systematically lays out the sociocultural roots of the various plants found in the Indian subcontinent, while also asserting their ecological importance to our survival. Informative, thought-provoking and meticulously researched, this book draws on mythology and botany and the ancient religious traditions of India to assemble a detailed and fascinating account of India’s flora.

Ethnobotany

Author : Barbara M. Schmidt
ISBN : 9781118961902
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Betalains from Chenopodium quinoa: Andean Natural Dyes with Industrial Uses beyond Food and Medicine -- References -- 6 Asia -- Introduction -- Central Asia -- Western Asia -- South Asia -- Southeast Asia -- East Asia -- References and Additional Reading -- Ethnobotany of Dai People's Festival Cake in Southwest China -- References -- The Ethnobotany of Teeth Blackening in Southeast Asia -- References -- Artemisia Species and Human Health -- References -- Traditional Treatment of Jaundice in Manipur, Northeast India -- References -- Ethnobotany and Phytochemistry of Sacred Plant Species Betula utilis (bhojpatra) and Quercus oblongata (banj) from Uttarakhand Himalaya, India -- References -- Neem-Based Insecticides -- References -- 7 Europe -- Introduction -- References and Additional Reading -- Differential Use of Lavandula stoechas L. among Anatolian People against Metabolic Disorders -- References -- Mad Honey -- References -- Indigo: The Devil's Dye and the American Revolution -- References -- Insecticides Based on Plant Essential Oils -- References -- 8 Oceania -- Introduction -- References and Additional Reading -- Banana (Musa spp.) as a Traditional Treatment for Diarrhea -- References -- Pharmacological Effects of Kavalactones from Kava (Piper methysticum) Root -- References -- Botanical Index -- Subject Index -- End User License Agreement

A Druid S Herbal For The Sacred Earth Year

Author : Ellen Evert Hopman
ISBN : 9781620554388
Genre : Religion
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For the ancient Druids, the healing and magical properties of herbs were inseparable from the larger cycles of the seasons, the movements of the planets, and the progression of a human life. A Druid’s Herbal shows the reader how to use herbs when creating rituals to celebrate festivals and significant life passages such as births, house blessings, weddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies. Drawing on extensive research and a deep personal experience with Pagan traditions, Ellen Evert Hopman explores the history and folklore surrounding the eight major Celtic festivals: Samhain, Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltaine, Summer Solstice, Lugnasad, and Fall Equinox. Included in each discussion are complete instructions on the medicinal and magical uses of the herbs associated with each celebration. Using these Celtic traditions as examples, the author suggests ways to incorporate the symbolic and magical power of herbs into personal rituals that honor all phases of life from childbirth to last rites. Also included are chapters on how to prepare herbal tinctures, salves, and poultices; herbs used by the Druids; herbal alchemy and the planets; and the relationships between herbs and sacred places. Filled with practical information and imaginative suggestions for using herbs for healing, ceremony, and magic, this book is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to age-old herbal practices.

Pharmakon

Author : Michael A. Rinella
ISBN : 9780739146866
Genre : History
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Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmakon, one superior to a large number of rival occupations, each of which laid claim to their powers being derived from, connected with, or likened to, a pharmakon. Accessible yet erudite, Pharmakon is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the place of intoxicants in ancient thought yet written.

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