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Scots pine, Fig leaves, Immortelle flowers

Scots Pine

- Pinus sylvestris -

For Totem, Scots Pine comes from wild pickings in the Périgord Region

A mythical tree in many civilizations. In the Far East, from China to Japan, it symbolizes immortality through the persistence of its foliage and the incorruptibility of its resin. In mythology, the Pine Cone is associated with Dionysus, who holds it in his hand as a scepter.

Emblem of life, symbol of the permanence of plant life, the Scots Pine is a universal representative of tenacity, vitality and vigor. Its branches symbolize the energy that flows through friendships and human relationships.  

It has virtues on the ENT (Otorhinolaryngology) sphere, has decongestant and fluidifying effects. In fumigation, it is an antiseptic and a tonic. It is also said that it diverts evil spells to the one who sent them, and protects from negative energies.

The Fig Tree

 - Ficus carica -

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

This tree is a symbol of initiation, especially 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 therapeutic properties. Fig leaves have been used since antiquity as an invigorator to fight against intellectual and physical fatigue.

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

The Immortal

 - Helichrysum italicum -

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

It owes its name to its flowers which, even once picked, never fade and retain their golden yellow color. In Greek mythology, it is associated with Apollo who wore his flowers to recall his own immortality. This flower, with the scent of spices, has many qualities; it is used among others to fight against hematomas. During the First World War, it was used as a fumigation in hospitals to purify the air, because of its dis-infectious properties. This flower is also said to relieve "the evils of the soul", such as anxiety, and that it promotes sleep.

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