Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

Trinity 2015 is also called the Pentecost and the Green holidays. In the first case - because it is celebrated on the 50th day after Easter, in the second - because the greens these days have special healing properties. What summer herbs are traditional for Trinity 2015 and what are their healing properties?
At Trinity, believers come to prayer at the church with bouquets of herbs and wild flowers. It is believed that holy water enhances the protective and healing properties of plants. Therefore, consecrated herbs are not thrown away, but kept in the house. As a rule, Trinity is collected and sanctified wormwood, calamus, lovage, tansy, mint, thyme and lemon balm.
Since ancient times, summer herbs have been considered to be advocates against various diseases and evil spirits. And the best time to collect medicinal plants - Green holidays and the days of the summer solstice. Because during this period the plants receive the maximum amount of energy from the sun and keep it in themselves.
TRINITY: AIR'S BABY
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Calamus stalks are usually laid out on the floor in all rooms.According to belief, he cleans the house of negativity and attracts good spirits to the house and strengthens the health of residents. It is believed that at the Trinity, AIR possesses special properties - it can even bring good luck, emotional balance and protect those who have no evil in their souls from harm.
Our ancestors made decoction of mouthwash from calamus, and if the gum was inflamed, they kept a piece of dried root in the mouth, as a disinfectant. A decoction of calamus root, marigold flowers and burdock helped from hair loss.
TRINITY: LOVE
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Our ancestors believed that lovage protects against the evil eye, witchcraft, damage or evil forces. Therefore, when swimming, they added a lovage root to the water - it was believed that water with it could clear not only the body, but also the soul, and also attract love. Young girls used their hair to wash their hair with broth, and mothers put lovage in bed to their daughters - so that each of them "chose their own happiness, not someone else's, and that it would stay with her forever."
Infusions and teas from lovage are an effective diuretic, heart, expectorant, cleansing and painkiller. And its fresh leaves relieve a headache - they need to be a little wrinkled and pressed to the forehead.
TRINITY: MELISSA
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Melissa - a strong shield from someone else's ill will. Since ancient times, women have believed that it helps to get rid of old offenses and prevents new ones, removes witchcraft made in the family on a sorrah, promotes good luck.
In order to get rid of depression and anxiety, you can prepare small bags with dried melissa. They are recommended to be placed at the head of the bed (in the pillow, near the pillow or under the pillow). Often fumigate lemon balm in the room - for peace of mind in the family, for getting rid of negative emotions.
TRINITY: MINT
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The fragrant mint attributed magical properties to scare away evil spirits, clean the house from negative energy and protect it from enemies. The plant contributes to the restoration of emotional balance and dispels sadness.

TRINITY: PIZHMA

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Tansy is a herb charm. They believed that if you carry her leaves with you, then every "love spell lapel will be." Also, the leaves and flowers of tansy are used as a remedy for moths.
In folk medicine, tansy is used for fever, as an antihelminthic, for gastrointestinal diseases, gout, rheumatism, diseases of the liver and gall bladder.

TRINITY: THE HALF

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Before housewarming, it was considered an obligatory rite to fumigate a room with wormwood, thus dispersing unclean spirits. Then a bunch of grass was hung over the entrance door at the threshold, in order to “not give passage” to the dark forces. "Bitter Grass" had the ability to protect against mermaids, who are very active during Trinity Week.
In folk medicine, the root of wormwood is used as a sedative, and the leaves suppress pain and help regulate the activity of the gastrointestinal tract and the menstrual cycle.

TRINITY: CHABRET

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Thyme (thyme) Slavs styled and called it "female grass" ("Mother of God"). Our ancestors believed that a bunch of this plant in the house can help a woman attract a good betrothed, safely give birth and raise a child, and also keep peace in the family.
The grass was sewn into a pillow (from nightmares) or carried with them in a small pouch or amulet, as a talisman. Also, if they wanted to discourage an unpleasant person from the house, they would put dried grass powder in his shoes. And in the villages the smoke of the dry grass of thyme fumigated the shed to protect livestock from damage or evil eye.
Thyme tea soothes and drives away insomnia. In folk medicine, this herb is used as an expectorant, diaphoretic, sedative and painkiller. Lobs of thyme used to disinfect wounds and pain.

Thyme aromatic baths are used in metabolic disorders. It was also added to medicinal infusions that contributed to the treatment of alcoholism, kidney disease, stomach pain, intestines and joints.

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    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs

    Trinity (Pentecost): the healing properties of herbs