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- Rosmarinus officinalis -

 For Totem, it comes from wild pickings in the Périgord Region  

A sacred plant of antiquity. Rosemary accompanied the important rites of human life, from weddings (symbol of love) to funeral ceremonies (emblem of immortality and memory).

Its medicinal contribution came later, probably in the Middle Ages.

It is anti-spasmodic and anti-infective, used in particular to treat bronchitis and colds.

It was used as an alcohol by the Queen of Hungary, under the name "Water of the Queen of Hungary". Louis XIV also used it as miraculous water. Today, it is used as a defatiguing and a tonificant, especially in fumigation to stimulate convalescents and overworked.


 - Cetraria islandica -

For Totem, it comes from wild pickings in the Périgord Region

Its name refers to Artemis, Greek goddess of hunting, of the wilderness

and childbirth. It is the plant of female disorders; it regulates the menstrual cycle and relieves menstrual pain. It also relieves digestive disorders of nervous origin. A magical plant for some, it is considered a miracle cure by almost all peoples. Mugwort  also has calming virtues.  It is widely used in fumigation for its power to purify, sanitize places, people, and objects. It is recommended in situations involving renewal or requiring a decision.


 - Papaver rhoéas -

For Totem, it comes from wild pickings in the Périgord Region

The poppy, or "poppy" as it was named until the 16th century for its color and its resemblance to the cock's crest, is the symbol of life, joy, fullness, happiness. It is the emblem of rest and forgetfulness, of consolation, because sleep puts sorrow to rest. This plant has always been known for its sedative properties. The Egyptians placed poppy petals in tombs to ensure “serene sleep” for the deceased.

Belonging to the opiate family, it is nicknamed “the harmless opium of the people”;

it is used for its soothing effects. It is also used to clear the respiratory tract.


Fig tree, Rosemary, Mugwort, Poppies

Fig tree

 - Ficus carica -

For Totem, it comes from wild pickings in the Périgord Region

This tree is a symbol of initiation, particularly in ancient Egypt. It is also the tree of the Buddha (the fig tree of the pagodas), the one under which he obtained Enlightenment.

It is also a symbol of immortality and higher knowledge. 

The roots of the fig tree, by their strength, represent our own roots: they grow

through walls and rocks. In several religions, the fruit of the fig tree is sacred because of its nutritional value and its therapeutic properties. Fig leaves have been used since Antiquity as a tonic to combat intellectual and physical fatigue.

Herbalists also use them for their digestive, draining and calming properties.

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