I have been a fan of Solomon's Seal for a very long time and though I have tried to grow it in my garden, it is just too dry for it in my neck of the woods. I'm so grateful that I get to see it in abundance on hikes through moist areas. Its Greek name, stellata, means 'star-like' and its common name is made in reference to the six-pointed star in the seal of King Solomon. As such, it was also believed to represent the star of David.
Medicinally the plant has been used as an anti-bacterial, emetic or aphrodisiac, which seem to be quite at the opposite ends of the spectrum, I think. It was also believed to remove bruises very quickly when applied as a poultice.
Honouring the Ancestors
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