Oregano Lore

Oregano Origanum spp. Botanical Background: Member of the mint family; 42 species native to the Mediterranean or Eurasia. Most found only wild, especially in Cyprus, southern Turkey, western Syria, and Lebanon. Description: Perennial or shrubby plants range in height from 2-3 inches to 3 feet or more. Aromatic leaves; small purple, pink or white flowers highly … Continue reading Oregano Lore

Vetiver Lore

Vetiveria zizanioides Also, Known As: Cuscus Khas Khas Vetiver Vetivert Vetiver (botanical name Vetiveria zizanioides) belongs to the grass family, which also includes sorghum, maize, sugarcane as well as lemongrass. This plant has had an irregular history, as it was given no less than 11 names in four dissimilar genera at one time. The generic name ‘Vitiveria’ is derived … Continue reading Vetiver Lore

Vervain Lore

Verbena Officinalis Also, Known As: Herb-of-the-cross Ma Bian Cao Pigeon's Grass Verbena Vervain The ancient Romans held all species of the vervain in admiration and used the ‘sacred' herb to sanitize their homes and temples. In addition, they knew several therapeutic advantages of the herb and used it to treat numerous disorders. Incidentally, despite its … Continue reading Vervain Lore

Herbs: A -Z List: (…The Medicinal, Spiritual and Magical Uses of…)

The following information is for reference only. Herb-lore is an art which must be respected, and several herbs can be as equally dangerous as beneficial if not used correctly. Aloes: General: Aloes are indigenous to East and South Africa, but have been introduced into the West Indies (where they are extensively cultivated) and into tropical … Continue reading Herbs: A -Z List: (…The Medicinal, Spiritual and Magical Uses of…)