There are many legends about herbs and the roles they played in the Christmas story.
The wreath circle stands for eternity, the following is an explanation of herbs often found in an advent wreath:
- Juniper, cedar and pine protected the Holy Family on their flight from Egypt.
- Ivy denotes the trinity.
- Lavender represents purity and virtue, Lavender is said to have received its lovely scent when it served as the drying rack for the Baby Jesus' swaddling clothes
- Sage stands for immortality.
- Horehound is a wish for good health.
- Rue is a symbol or virtue and banishes evil.
- Thyme another manger herb stands for bravery and strength of Christ.
- Rosemary is for remembrance. The story associated with rosemary is that its flowers changed from white to blue in Mary’s honor.
- Bedstraw, is considered a manager herb.
- Pennyroyal, is supposed to have bloomed at midnight on Christmas Eve in Christ’s honor.
- Costmary, also known as Bible leaf and used as a bookmark the fragrance chases insects, was used by Mary Magdalene to make an ointment for the baby Jesus.
- Tansy is associated with immortality.
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