white dittany

white dittany

traditional symbol of zeal. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173]
See: Zeal
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No wonder: as Brown notes, epileptics at the time "might have been prescribed wild valerian, peony root, mistletoe, digitalis, quinine, white dittany, rue, narcissus, opium, asafetida, garlic, camphor, cantharides, copper, zinc, lead, antimony, mercury, iron, silver, carbonic acid or phosphorus.