Christmas herbs and dew drops.

I have reblogged this, I hope that’s fine with you. Thanks.

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Did you know that the name for the herb Rosemary comes from Latin and literally means ‘rose or dew of the sea’? What a whimsically beautiful translation.

I read the other day that rosemary is a very Christmassy herb, which I was quite surprised by.  I have never really thought of it as such.  Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, yes, but I don’t think there is a single herb that I would instinctively think of as being particularly linked to the seasonal festivities of Christmas.

So I started to do a little investigating into rosemary.  I know it well as a culinary herb and a very useful essential oil, but why a Christmas herb? Well, it turns out there is a huge amount written about the traditions, customs, folklore and superstitions attached to rosemary.  It may well have Christmas associations, but this herb has so many other meanings attached to…

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3 thoughts on “Christmas herbs and dew drops.

  1. Thanks so much for the re-blog, Norma. Expect more of the same – the more I do of these posts, the more fascinating I am finding the folklore and history of flowers.

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