Herbs, Plants, And Healing Properties Page 8 Legends Of America

Herbs, Plants, And Healing Properties Page 8 Legends Of America

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My grandmother grew up in Americus, GA, a rural town over 100 miles south of Atlanta. If there is any one plant that represents the change of seasons from summer to fall, it is Rabbit Tobacco. Zevin (1996, 73) says that Gnaphalium uliginosum is named the immortalizer" in folk tradition and has been used since the most ancient times. The common names Cudweed & western Rabbit-tobacco alludes to it being a favorite food item of rabbits, whose cud-chewing is supposed to reflect Cudweed's role as a tobacco or chaw substitute.

Bass didn't know why it was called rabbit tobacco since, as he observes, rabbits won't eat it. He notes that people formerly used to smoke it. He lists the following uses, which are fairly standard in folk medicine: induces sleep, one of the most valuable plants in migraine, sinus trouble, cough, asthma, and stomach problems (to increase appetite).

It is likely that the American rabbit tobacco also thins the blood and acts on the cardiovascular system like its close cousin marsh everlasting or like the slightly more distant helichrysum. Future plants propagate from seed, so pulling up mature rabbit tobacco plants won't negatively affect future yields- especially if you shake the seeds out in the field.

One of the most outstanding of the everlastings is Gnaphalium obtusifolium L., or sweet everlasting. It is used as both a medicine and a tobacco, and is associated with rabbit in both applications. It is said that tea bags of life everlasting smoke (please click the following internet site) leaves are produced to treat respiration problems, colds, etc.

However, Gnaphalium never entered deeply into the medical tradition and today would be considered an obscure and seldom used medicinal agent by herbalists following the literary (as opposed to the folk) tradition. Throughout its American range it is often associated with a cousin from which it needs to be distinguished, pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea L.) This plant has pearly white, unscented flowers, and overlaps in range.

This time of year, rabbit tobacco is a fine dried arrangement. Mouth ulcerations was another one of the uses mentioned in the historic documents on how Native American's used this herb. 3. Signature: Something like ‘life' continues in rabbit tobacco, after the death of the plant, so that it carries on a communication between the living and dead.

An exception to all this bother is the marsh everlasting, Gnaphalium uliginosum L., which has always held a place of high regard in Russian folk and professional medicine. After thinking a minute on this, I went and got an old corncob pipe, filled it full of Rabbit Tobacco and puffed until the leaves were glowing with red hot intensity.

An important part of the formula was to always have a large double handful of dried Rabbit Tobacco leaves. Rabbit tobacco was also used as a medicine in the Afro-American community, according to Dr. W. McGeorge (John H. Clarke, 1900, I:805). Interestingly, rabbit tobacco is somewhat softer and gentler to the touch than many of the plant stalks which survive in winter.

Brief description: My grandmother grew up in Americus, GA, a rural town over 100 miles south of Atlanta. If there is any one plant that represents the change of seasons from summer to fall, it is Rabbit Tobacco If you have any kind of questions pertaining to where and how you can make use of life everlasting smoke (please click the following internet site), you could contact us at our web-page. .
Herbs, Plants, And Healing Properties Page 8 Legends Of America

Herbs, Plants, And Healing Properties Page 8 Legends Of America

My grandmother grew up in Americus, GA, a rural town over 100 miles south of Atlanta. If there is any one plant that represents the change of seasons from summer to fall, it is Rabbit Tobacco If you have any kind of questions pertaining to where and how you can make use of life everlasting smoke (please click the following internet site), you could contact us at our web-page. .

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