Plants amulets of people and houses
From ancient times, plants not only fed people and decorated courtyards, but also, according to established beliefs, brought happiness, protected from evil spirits, guarded the house, and supported family health. It was widely believed that plants have a soul, character and magical power, so many peoples used various herbs and trees as amulets.
Amulet it is an item to which magical powers are attributed, which should bring happiness or protect from loss. In this article we will talk about the signs and beliefs associated with plants and once common among the Slavs. Some of these signs live in villages and villages today.
Kalina. As they say, no comment. Without this tree, it is difficult to imagine any estate. It is considered an unusually strong amulet, although viburnum itself, unfortunately, is susceptible to pests, in particular viburnum leaf beetle and aphids. It is a symbol of women's fate, the personification of the bride. The infusion of viburnum, the girls in love sprinkled the paths along which the beloved walked to bewitch him. A piece of wood in your pocket will protect you from the evil eye. In addition, he will help find a job for those who are looking for her and solve business problems.
Mint - also a plant-amulet. With mint, they made bouquets that were placed in the house, because they believed that it protects from evil spirits. It is considered a plant that brings good luck and attracts money. Therefore, they often put mint in a wallet or rubbed a cache with it, where they kept their values. In addition, this plant is endowed with a love spell.
Dill considered a talisman in many countries. He was hanged over the door of the house (so that no one entered with evil intentions), and also put in a cradle to protect the child.
Poppy planted around houses to scare away witches, devils, vampires. They believed: until the unclean force counts the whole poppy in boxes, it cannot do anything else. And there, look, and the roosters will sing. Poppy seeds were scattered on the grave of a man who was considered a sorcerer. Poppy is also a symbol of fertility. Especially strong poppy samosev, he was never destroyed. The sanctified poppy, sprinkled under the threshold, has the ability to prevent people with unkind thoughts from entering the house.
Onion and garlic were considered the best charms from all types of evil eye and witchcraft, because they believed that they scare away evil spirits and envious people. Halved onions in different rooms absorb negativity and disease. In the morning they should be thrown away without touching. In the house you can hang bunches of onions and garlic. By the way, it is not recommended to throw onion husks to the ground, since this will throw out your well-being. To attract success and wealth, the husk must be burned. Throwing the bulb after the bride means throwing away her tears. But for good luck the bride needs to bring garlic. Sometimes the young even wove it in braids. They put garlic on the gate so that witches would not go to milk the cows.
Fern. The flower of this plant is sought on Kupala night, but to no avail, because the fern does not bloom. Planted in the garden or at the doorstep of the house, it will reliably protect from evil forces. It is considered a male plant.
Oak - a donor tree that gives energy and strength. But he favors and helps only strong people. This is the true guardian of the genus. It symbolizes the world axis connecting the upper and lower worlds. In pagan times, oaks, considered to be the trees of the Thunderer Perun, were forbidden to cut. It is noted that lightning strikes more often in giant oaks than in other trees. This is a powerful remedy for the evil eye: just carry a piece of wood or acorns with you. And oak is a symbol of fertility.
Acacia energetically charges for the birth of children. To do this, bring her twig home and put it near the bed. This is a donor plant with the ability to share its energy with you.
Birch - a symbol of femininity. Gives strength to the weak and sick, charges with optimism. Knowing about the protective forces of birch, people have long been making cradles from it. According to popular beliefs, if a lot of juice flows from birch, the summer will be rainy.
Periwinkle - the mascot of love. Strengthens marriage and preserves the family, symbolizes faithful love.
St. John's wort protects from those who enter the house with malice. Hypericum root was worn as a talisman. They also believed that this plant brings love.
Leaves nettlesscattered around the yard also protect against evil forces.
Dry stuffed pillow hophelps to fall asleep. In general, this plant is a symbol of fertility. Before the wedding, the mother sprinkled a young hops.