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Ofa Shango. Ofa in Yoruba means arrow and the leaf is pointed and looks like an arrow.

Many of Shango’s herbs have pointed leaves:

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Alamo, (Ficus religiosa), Bo tree, Sacred Fig This tree is called the sacred tree because it is the tree that Budda sat under to reached enlightenment. He is said have meditated under it for six years. This tree belongs to Shango for certain. It is said that the first time the tambores (drums) were played to Shango, Shango-the orisha who owns the drum, it was under the Alamo tree. Many works can be done for Shango using this herb. When Shango is mad he can be quieted with this herb. When an agbo (ram) is sacrificed to Shango, a leaf of Alamo is placed in his mouth (odun Ifa Otrupon Bara). In the odun Ifa Osa Roso, Shango had closed the roads to Orunmila’s house with Alamo, and Orunmila was not able to receive customers, and lost business. His wife, apetebi, told Orunmila that he had forgotten to sacrifice a ram to Shango. After doing this the road was opened up and everything was made clear for him.

Babaluaye Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Artemisa. This plant is everywhere.Liniddi Osain. Alta Misa. . Obatala. Ragweed. (Ambrosia artemisiifolia). Eweise . The name “alta misa” means high mass.

. Anya. . Oshun Zur Anz eige wird der Quic kTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ ben štigt. Azowano Babaluaye. Anise. (Ocimum basilicum) Berro. Ochun. Yemaya. Watercrest Oshun. (Nasturtium officinale).Ochiosi. (Pimpinella anisum). Oya Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Used to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Albahaca. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Ororo Azowano Babaluaye. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Yemaya.

(Amaranthus viridis. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Bleo. Tete. kos’eniti Tete ko le te. Bleo Blanco. Tete Tegun Obatala. Bledo.Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Zur Dekompressor Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ ãÒ benštigt. benštigt. No one is beyond the king’s rule. a form . Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. no one is beyond the impression of Tete. Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Amaranthus Spinosus ). Pigweed. Ifa Irete-Obara: Kos’eniti apa Oba ko ka.

there is Ewe Odundun. his deputy: Oturupon Di: Oni e wijo.of Callaloo spinach (West Indian supermarkets). (prodigious in English meaning overly abundant. It is called prodigiosa in Spanish. Ewe dundun is regarded as the king of all the herbs and Tete is the second in command. e ni Oturupon Di li o jebi. Tomorrow you will complain That Ela (Orunmila) is not managing the world well. This plant grows everywhere. yerba bruja. Ola e wijo e ni Ela kose aye rere. all over the world. Ewe dundun and Tete are some of the chief herbs of Obatala. In the Regla Ocha. siempre viva. O mu tete se osorun re. Ewe dundun (Kalanchoe crenata) or its cousin Ewe abata (Bryophyllum pinnatum). . Tete is one of the variations of Calalloo and can be used to prepare the African and Caribbean stew dish known by the same name. Obatala. O M’odundun se oba ewe. wonderful).. There is a story that relates to Callaloo (Kalalu): Ewe Karodo Yemaya . He made odundun the king of all leaves and tete his deputy. Today you complain that Oturupon Di is guilty. marvelous. There is a Yoruba proverb that says “there is nowhere where Tete does not grow”. and the leaf of life.

(Spinacia oleracea). Canutillo. benštigt. Asiatic dayflower. benštigt. and its leaves look like the backside of a cockroach. Used to cover Oshun’s relics and to refresh Oshun. Wandering Jew. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. (Commelina). Zur Dekompressor Anzeige wird der ãÒQuickTimeª benštigt. Used to make ochinchin. Ewe tutu.Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Zur Dekompressor Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ ãÒ Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Zur A nze ige wird d er Q uic k Tim e ª D eko m pres s or ã Ò ben š tigt. Espinaca. (Zebrina pendula). Oshun’s favorite dish with shrimp (camarones-Sp) (ede-L). Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. . Anai Yemaya. Spinach (supermarket). Obedo. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Ede Oshun. Zur Anzei ge w i r d der Q ui c kTi m eª D ekom pr essor ãÒ benšt i gt . Cucaracha in Spanish means roach. Cucaracha.

Lecho de rio in Spanish means the bottom (bed) of the river. Iti ibu Oshun. (Lactuca sativa). Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Imo. Royal Fern. Helecho. Lecho de rio. To decorate and to wash the relics of the Orishas. Llantén. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Lettuce (supermarket). Oduduwa. lakes and wet meadowlands. Oriate can use it to perform ebo estera during Ita ceremony. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Yemaya Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Obatala. (Osmunda regalis). Lechuga.Imoshun. . Zur Anz eige wird der Quic kTimeª Dekompresso r ãÒ ben štigt. Ilenke Oshun. Grows along streams...

Obatala. Fleabane. ( Xanthosoma sagittifolium). Ewe Oluo Agbere (L). Eleggua . Salvia. Pata de gallina. It’s very important in the ceremony of making ocha. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Manto. Aganju. A beautiful plant used for decorating and washing Orisha relics. Romerillo. Oya. Zur Anzeige wird der QuickTimeª Dekompressor ãÒ benštigt. Ewe eran (L). Parsely (supermrket). Ewe Ikoko Yemaya Malanga. Crab grass. Common plantain A major plant for Obatala that is a common weed. (Plantago major).Z ur A nzeig ew ird de r Qu ic kTim eª Deko m pre ssor ãÒ be n š tigt. Isako (L). . Painted Nettle. (Eleusine indica). in feeding Yemaya pepeye (duck). cattle tongue. Ochare (L). (Wedelia. and in performing ebo of estera ceremony. A green plant with pretty little yellow flowers. (Pluchea odorata). Sweetscent. (Coleus blumei). Obatala. (Petroselinum crispum).The Spanish name translates as “the leg of a chicken” and the three branches of the end of the stem of the plant looks like the foot of a chicken. Weddelia rugosa tenuis). Babaluaye. Oshun. Wire grass. Oshun.. This is a tropical plant. Perehil. Odduwa. Elephant Ears. Salt-marsh. which has been seen growing in New York.

Yemaya. and for luck. Obatala. Ackee. Otherwise it is venomous. It is good for head rogations. Akee. Wherever there is grass. Salvia officinalis). Seso vegetal. elderberry. ripe. The fruit resembles a brain. Ackee comes from the Ashanti Twi language in Ghana. Obatala. Yemaya. Ewe Orukan (L).Salvia. Little Hogweed. For baths. Verbena. Sauco blanco. ”Cura la locura… y is se desea vuelve loco tambien”. Verdologa. (Cynodon dactylon). (West Indian super market). (Sambucus canadensis). It is used in Ocha to cure insanity when fresh. Eschu. Purslane. Obatala. Ewe Gbegi (L). there is Eleggua. Seso vegetal in Spanish means vegetable brain. (Verbena officinalis). vegetable brain. (Portulaca oleracea). Pigweed. sweet elder. Kiriwi(L). American Elderberry. Eleggua. Cures insanity or can cause insanity. This is the true herb for Eleggua. (Blighia sapida). Salvia de Castilla (Salvia. to refresh the orisha Yemaya. . Yerba fina. Verbena. Babaluaye. garden sage. Oshun. Grass. omiero. not immature or overripe and the seed is removed. Sage. Gbure (L). Saúco.

Sígù Científic Name:Carica papaya L. [family . Ìsígùn.Oruko Yorùbá: Ìbépe. [Caricaceae] Common Name : Mamão. Mamoeiro Oruko Yorùbá: Iyá. Ìbépe dúdú. Ìràwé òdàn Científic Name: Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. Gbègbèrè. & Dalz.

Copaíba Vernacular name: yanmou. tchale (Kotokoli.LEGUMINOSAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE] Common Name : African copaiba balsam. hyarga (Berba). Goun). nyagbourou (Bariba). anoman. nyambou (Waama) Oruko Yorùbá: Osè Científic Name: Adansonia digitata L. yanbourou. [Malvaceae] Common Name : Baobá. Monkey Bread Tree . West African copal. falmey (Dendi). amasso (Fon.

Durand & Schinz [Apocynaceae] . Impompo. Penkkwa akowaa Oruko Yorùbá: Iré Científic Name: Holarrhena floribunda (G. Don) T. Heavy sapelle. [Meliaceae] Common Name : Atom assie. Omu Científic Name: Entandrophragma candollei Harms. Lifuco.Oruko Yorùbá: Àsùrìn. Omu. Entandrophragma mahogany. Kosipo.

Mucunã. Feijão-Inglês. Olhos-de-burrico. Feijão-café. . [Leguminosae Papilionoideae] Common Name : Mucuna-preta. Café-de-mato-grosso. Favacafé. Pó-de-mico. Ewé Iná. Wèrèpè Científic Name: Mucuna Pruriens (L.) DC. Èjòkùn.. Fava-coceira. Yèrèpè. Ingá. Ìrèpè. Èsìnsìn. Èèsìn.Common Name : false rubbertree Oruko Yorùbá: Ewé Iná.

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Àlúpàyídà funfun.. Lingua-de.Teiú .Oruko Yorùbá: Àlúpàyídà[Àlúpàyídà = was forged as a sword]. Àlúpàyídà Osanyin. [Leguminosae Papilionoideae] Common Name : Dabra. Lingua-de-Galinha. Àpadà Científic Name: Uraria Picta (jacq)DC.