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LatinLingua IgnotaEnglishEthnobotanical
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Agrimonia EupatoriaMonischiaAgrimonyProtection against spells, induces deep sleep, reverses spells, helps to detect witches
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Prunus dulcisSchalmindibizAlmond treeClimb an almond tree for success in business; reveals treasures
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AieganzAngel
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Malus sylvestrisPomziazApple TreeEternal youth, fertility, food for the dead, forbidden fruit, declaration of love; "it is accounted lucky to come upon a worm in the first ripe apple you eat. If you find a large but very thin seed in an apple, you will receive an important letter"
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AmnizoApril
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Arnica spec.DaschiaArnicaBurn arnica to drive away thunderstorms
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LarginchzintArtist
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ZinziaAshProtective, healing
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Fraxinus excelsiorBizarmolAsh TreeYggdrasil - the world tree, symbol of the universe; repels snakes; mountain ash and juniper are enemies and if kept in the same house it will burn down;
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Gargischol August
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FloriscaBalzam
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Hordeum vulgareDuixiaBarley
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Laurus nobilisCririschiaBay leafPurifies epidemics and moral failings, magical healing charm
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Phaseolus spec.MazmaBeanTo ward off an evil sorcerer, place a bean in your mouth and spit in his direction; "the philosopher/ mathematician Pythagoras believed that some souls, when leaving their bodies, became beans, so he refused to eat them. According to legend, when there were enemies pursuing him, believing him to be a magician who needed to be put to death, he ran until he came to a bean field. Believing the vines had souls hanging upon them which he did not wish to trample, he stood still and allowed himself to be killed"
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SapiduzBee
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Fagus spec.ZamzilaBeechAncient knowledge and wisdom, tree of wishes; a fallen beech branch is an invitation to faeries; wishes written on a branch of beech will be taken to the underworld and given due consideration by the Faery Queen; moon godess, birth, woodland, wild animals
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Beta vulgarisSiziaBeetrootAphrodisiac, removes enemies
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ClomischolBell
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Stachys officinalisFlauziaBetonyEffective against sorcery, prevents ghost activity when planted in churchyards; cure for snakebites, dog bites, and drunkeness; "it maketh a man to pisse well"
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Betula gen.GulizbazBirchTir na nog - land of the dead; death, faeries, return from the grave
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Aristolochia baeticaBrumzilBirthwortGives memory of past lives; said to ease the passage of incarnation
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LibizamanzBook
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Buxus spec.ScoibuzBoxwoodDevoted to Kybele and Hades; immortality; "Intoxication in humans and animals is not uncommon. An initial excitement is followed by growing immobilisation and finally death is caused by paralysis, i.e. respiratory failure"
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CerilBrain
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Bromus spec.SparzunBrome grass
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FronixBrother
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ArizButterfly, Weavil
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Brassica oleraceaKauschinCabbageSacred to the moon, reveals information about future spouse
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Elettaria cardamomumCrichzialCardamomAids in eloquence and charming an audience, aphrodisiac
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Ranunculus ficariaDugrulCelandine (lesser)
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Apium graveolensPischirCeleryChthonian symbol, used as garlands for the dead; wreaths for winners at the Isthmian games
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Prunus aviumGruzimbuzCherry treeThe cuckoo must eat three full meals of cherries before it can stop singing; "if two persons wish while eating double cherries, they will probably get their wishes"
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Anthriscus cerefoliumFelischaChervilSymbol of new life, sincerity, discourages wrinkles
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Castanea sativaGramzibuzChestnut"The Walloons carry three horse-chestnuts in the pocket, as a relief from giddiness. Dried chestnuts are emblems of success, victory and conquest, in Japanese superstition"
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Cicer arietinumGulloxChickpea
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Cichorium intybusPrurzizChicoryThe flower can open locked doors; seen as inspiration for Romantic concept of the "Blue Flower"
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Allium schoenoprasumDuziliuzChivesBunches of dried chives ward off misfortune
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Allium schoenoprasumPhilziaChives
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Helleborus nigerLanischaChristmas RoseCures insanity
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Cinnamomum spec.ZizriaCinnamonWealth, power; sacred fragrance; used as offering to the gods; sacred plant of Dionysus; one of the ingredients of the sacred fire of the Phoenix; remediates the "inner decay of slime"
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Syzygium aromaticumGareizaCloveCurbs the desire for alcohol; when speaking to emperors, hold cloves in the mouth to avoid offence
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Trifolium spec.FlusezCloverProtection; wards off evil spirits and witches; two-leaf clover allows a maiden to see her future lover; druids performed rites in oak trees where a four-leaf clover was found; opens the third eye
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Tussilago farfaraLaufricaColts foot"Coltsfoot is an Arcadian weed that maddens, on the hills, the young stallions and fleet-footed mares. Ah! even as these may I see Delphis; and to this house of mine, may he speed like a madman, leaving the bright palaestra."
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Symphytum officinaleFirmizimaComfreyProtects against theft; relaxes, cleanses, aids in love spells
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ZizimCompass
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LifiziolCook
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Centaurea cyanusBruschiaCornflowerAids deceased pharaohs in their underworld journey; cures eye infections; "the flowers are carried in the pockets of the men, or under the apron by the women, and were supposed to lose their freshness or retain it according to the good or bad success of the wearer's amatory prospects"; bread will go mouldy if cornflowers are brought into the house
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Bombax spec.KisanzibuzCotton tree
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Crepidium sativumGrachiaCress
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Cucumis sativusKirinzCucumberCures headaches when bound on the head; a double-cucumber found in your garden foretells death; cucumbers have "the power of killing by their natural coolness, so corpse-like are they"
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Cuminum cyminumGaligizCumin"If one who hath eaten cumin-dough breathes on a painted face, the colour will vanish immediately"; causes the human countenance to become pallid; keeps the thief in the house, along with the bread he is trying to steal
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ClonchsisDarkness
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ScaloDawn
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DilzioDay
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DenizimoDecember
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Anethum graveolensZugeziaDill Excites all the passions, yet counteracts the power of witches and sorcerers
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Dictamnus albusDiziaDittanyEfficacious when expecting children (pregnant)
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Cornus sanguineaCulmendiabuzDogwood"I'd as lief cut off my right hand as cut down a maiden dogberry tree - a man is sure to die if he does it"
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DirischilDrink
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PinchziDusk
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LauziminizaEarth
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CranischilEarthen Jar
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KanchizionExpedition
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ScaleisFallow land
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AnziurFarmer
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PeuerizFather
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ScantidoFebruary
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Foeniculum vulgareGurisFennelRestores vigour; beloved of serpents as it causes them "to cast off their old skins and become young again"; "sowing fennel means sowing sorrow"
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MarchildulzFermented Juice
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Tanacetum partheniumBagizizFeverfew"Good for such as are pensive, sad, not desiring to speak"
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Tanacetum partheniumMarizimaFeverfew
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HarzimaField
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Ficus caricaGigunzibuzFig treeAn evil spirit lives in each fig leaf; those who eat of it become prolific of children who go to evil courses; receiving a fig from the goddess Netpe, you are admitted to the region of eternal bliss
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Abies spec.LamischizFir treeLucky in Japan; charmed, protects the house, wards off sickness; "In Tieck's 'Elves,' the children stamp a fir-cone into the ground; thre springs up a fir tree towards the sky, carrying them in its topmost branches and rocking them in the red sunset"
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BurizindizFire
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BuinzFirewood
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FlagurFlame
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Linum usitatissimumGuruzFlax"When dancing for flax, the higher the feet were raised from the floor, the higher would be the host's crop of flax next harvest"
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ArschiaFly
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BirscheizFood
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FuscalFoot
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Myosotis spec.ZischiaForget-me-notBrings ill luck, a quarrel, or something unpleasant when given by a young lady to a young man
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HaurizpiaFriday
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Cyperus longusGulgiaGalingale
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GarginzGardener
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Allium sativumClarischilGarlicDestroys monsters; hanging garlic over the door will thwart envious persons and their bad wishes
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Geranium spec.GrauikoGeranium
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Teucrium spec.GalschiaGermander
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Zingiber officinaleBarschinGinger
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CherinGrain
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Vitis viniferaAlischolGrapeThe plant of the god Bacchus/Dyonisus, important for the equinox festival. Detoxifies blood, urine and skin.
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CurschulGrape cluster
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Vitis viniferaStogingrapevine
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Spauizharvest
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Corylus avellanaBumbirichHazel tree
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Asarum europaeumGruiziaHazelwort
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HoilHead
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Helenium spec.FauzHelenium
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