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St. John's wort

Stephen Chalmers 94035871 at postoffice.csu.edu.au
Thu Jan 2 04:46:15 EST 1997


Some time ago, in a galaxy surprisingly close to this one,
mk95528 at navix.net (Antique Books) wrote:

>Few old books - 

>Saint John's Wort
>Greek Genus (Hypericum perforatum) means "above an icon" 

>This plant grows as high as 2 feet tall and can be found everywhere it
>can serve a purpose as a land healer. Many confuse this plant with
>(Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), as this used to be called Saint John's
>Plant).
>It was introduced into The United States very early (?) from Europe.
>The plant was once used by black witches of long past to poison
>cattle.
>The beginnings follow back to Pagan Sun Worshipers literature of
>antiquity. The herb blooms at the summer solstice with a sunbright
>yellow flower. Geoffrey Grigson states "Magically, in white majic,
>rather than black, one of the most famous of European plants and one
>of the cheif herbs of St. John the Babtist". 

&etc. snipped

>Sincerely;
>Margie
>Http://www.alice.net/rarebooks

Its a declared noxious weed around these parts, and we
terminate each and every plant with extreme prejudice :-)


Stephen Chalmers        |"Bother!" said Pooh as he realised
Lavington NSW           |that his leg cutter had failed to
Australia                     |lure the cunning Piglet into a
chuckc at albury.net.au         |false stroke.
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