We have to find a tree to worship it The idea was to grow this tree which will protect the people.
It was sin to cut the twigs of Ficus religiosa.
A festival in winter time was to worship AMLA i.e Phyllanthus emblica
Lord Shiva has to be worshiped with leaves of Belpatra Balanites aegyptiaca. and Datura stramonium fruits, and Calotropis procera flowers besides others.
Every Hindu house must have a Tulsi i.e. Ocimum sanctum and worship the same. No doubt India has less dengu feaver in olden times because Ocimum sanctum has mosquito repllent capacity besides having radioprotectant and anticancer activities. Hindu temples give water mixed with Tulsi.
Japan has several trees associated with its religious places and dwellings. Moghul emperors are known for their love for Mangoes Mangifera indica.
Every culture has some religions which lay importance on trees. Christmas tree is famous example.
Its important to rekindle the love for plants from the people having declining inclination towards religion and religous ceremonies as practiced by our parents.
Global practices based on religion and plants together could be illuminating excersise and enthuse the people to return to plants if not religion.
- References to the trees and flowers are found profusely in folk song, particularly in songs of worship of plants.
- On important occasions, when man feels that his efforts and work are enough to bring forth result, he begins to depend on good and bad omens and oracles and totems
- Medicinal plants used in traditional medicinal system
- Medicinal value of plants is indicated in folk songs of India; Life style diseases have cure in reverting back to nature
- Ethnobotany And India's Natural Medicine Cuture