Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
History: Cassia and cinnamon were imported into Egypt from China and southeast Asia by 2,000 B.C.E. Pleasant smelling scents were associated with goodness and purity.
Cassia was one of the ingredients mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus. The Ebers Papyrus (from between 1600 B.C.E. and 1550 B.C.E.), was discovered by German Egyptologist Georg Ebers in 1874 C.E. The Ebers Papyrus is the oldest known complete medical textbook in existence. Most scholars believe that it is copy of a much earlier text, probably from around 3100 B.C.E. The Ebers Papyrus includes information on surgery and internal medicine, including a list of more than 800 drugs.
Around 1000 B.C.E. Arab traders who supplied the Mediterranean with cassia and cinnamon made up wild stories of their origin (supposedly in Africa) to obscure the real sources and hold onto their spice monopoly. In the first century C.E. the Roman general Pliny the Elder wrote that the Arabian tales were crafted to inflate prices.
magickal correspondences and uses:
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
health care uses:
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Traditional medicinal uses: Cassia was listed among many aromatic plants in a scroll of cuneiform from the great library at Nineveh. The library at Nineveh was established by King Ashurbanipal of Assyria (668-633 B.C.E.). Note that not all traditional medications are effective or even safe.
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
Ladys Choice Brand Teas: LTMAGM: Tea: Magus ~1/3 oz (Mens ritual tea) This magical blend contains jasmine, cassia bark, mistletoe, rue, star anise, and black tea. Excellent tasting as well! Loose tea, one package is enough for 5 + cups. (Not to be used as a substitute for a doctors care.) Earth Spirit Emporium (note that products and availability may change over time)
Ladys Choice Brand Teas: LTTHRM: Tea: Singers ~1/3 oz (To calm and heal throat) A soothing mix of wild cherry, licorice, slippery elm, fennel seed, sweet orange and cassia chips. Loose tea, one package is enough for 5 + cups. (Not to be used as a substitute for a doctors care.) Earth Spirit Emporium (note that products and availability may change over time)
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