Sacred Herbs in Different Cultures (spiritual purposes)
*ANCIENT EGYPT*Like many ancient civilizations, ancient Egyptians were highly skilled in herbs. They had over 700 herbal remedies in an ancient text called the Papyrus Ebers. They recognized the spirit in all forms.
Herbs used Mummification (for the spirit of the individual, their protection and safe travel):
-Cedarwood, Honey, Aloe Vera, Lavender, Frankincense, Myrhh, Cinnamon, Cloves
Verbena as known to the Egyptians as “tears of Isis” was regarded as possessing supernatural powers due to its association to divini
*NATIVE AMERICANS*Sweetgrass and Sage are sacred smudging herbs that clears away negative and stagnant energy. It is still a ritual used among many different people.
*CHRISTIANITY*Frankincense and Myrhh were used for the birth of Christ and is still used in the culture for blessing and new beginnings.
*HINDU*Basil (also known as tulsi) is worshipped as a goddess for medicine and usually placed outside the home.