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Sage

History and Folklore The name Salvia derives from the Latin wordĀ Salveo, "to heal" or "to save" (more like, to salve, as in, apply a salve). It has long been used in healing. An old proverb says "why should a man die who has sage in his garden?". It was used ...
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Violet

Viola spp Other Names pansies, heartsease, viola, violetta There are about 500 species of violet around the world. Most are small perennial herbs, but there are some annuals and shrubs in the family as well. Most have heart-shaped, scalloped leaves (though some are palmate) and the flowers have four up-swept ...
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Topaz

Topaz is a silicate mineral { Al2SiO4(F,OH)2 or aluminum fluorosilicate }that forms beautiful prismatic crystals. Pure topaz is clear though topaz often contains impurities that cause the brilliant colors we know and love. Precious topaz is orange. Imperial topaz is yellow, pink or pink-orange, Blue topaz is blue, but usually ...
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Turquoise

Turquoise is a hydrous phosphate of aluminum with copper and traces of iron. It is an opaque stone that is bluish-green in color. The color varies quite a bit though robin's egg blue is the most highly prized. History and Folklore Many Native American tribes valued turquoise for ceremonial objects ...
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Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare A member of the compositae family has diagnostic yellow flowers similar in form to dandelions, but much more compact and lacking rays flowers. The flowers appear in heads in late summer and early autumn. They smell somewhat like camphor. The foliage is fern-like and the leaves are alternate, ...
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Saturn

Saturn or Saturnus is the ancient Roman God of agriculture, the sowing of seeds, wealth, the seasons, cycles of decay and renewal and the passage of time. Saturn is a very ancient God who was honored in the region before Rome was built, Capitoline Hill was previously known as mons ...
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