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Iceland Moss

Cetraria islandica
MEDICINAL: Iceland Moss, a lichen, has been used for centuries to treat all kinds of chest ailments. It is used to nourish the weak, elderly, and weakly children.

GROWING: Iceland Moss grows in cold, humid mountain areas and wooded areas. It grows to 4 inches tall.

Ivy

Hedera spp.
MEDICINAL: The leaves have been used externally as a poultice to treat sores, ulcers, and other skin eruptions.

RELIGIOUS: Ivy is grown to grow up the ouside of the home to act as a guardian and protector. It is worn by brides to bring luck to the marriage.

GROWING: Ivy has many different varieties, and most will adapt to many different soil and growing conditions. It grows throughout North America.

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