SPECIAL PLANTS Archive

The history of grapes and their place in ancient religions

תהלים קד טו -וְיַיִן יְשַׂמַּח לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ לְהַצְהִיל פָּנִים מִשָּׁמֶן וְלֶחֶם לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ יִסְעָד Psalm 104:15  – wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. The leader of the Second …

Balm of Gilead

By Sudhir Ahluwalia This is one of the many sources of myrrh- a herbal constituent in the Holy Anointing Oil used to anoint the Tabernacle. C. gileadensis, also known as C. opobalsamum, was cultivated in the …

Holy Herbs: Myrrh in the Bible

  By Sudhir Ahluwalia This is one of the four herb ingredients in the Holy Anointing Oil. Myrrh is the aromatic gum or resin that exudes from the stems and branches of more than 150 species …

HERBS IN THE HOLY ANOINTING OIL

By Sudhir Ahluwalia As one of the most researched of ancient literatures, the Bible is a window into the life and practices of the people who lived in Israel and bordering nations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, …