Folklore Products

Throughout human history, people have recognized the power of nature to cause change, not only in the landscape and climate, but also with respect to mankind – in terms of health and quality of life. Ancient and new cultures alike ascribe special powers to plants, trees and stones, and these were believed to have an influence on individual lives and society. In the writings of Maimonides, the Talmud and Mishna, different plants were viewed as having the power to bring good fortune, wealth, happiness and even purity.

Both in good times and bad, people follow their culture and faith, turning to God, the forces of nature, plants, metals, rocks and other means to help them or to ask for a blessing and to be protected.

Tibulim Ram offers a variety of well-known and less-known products for all of these, to help you and give you peace and serenity.

Myrtle - An Arabic legend says that when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, Adam took a branch of myrtle to remind him of the days of happiness, the first days of his love for Eve. We have reserved an even more special place for myrtle. Even in Biblical times, myrtle was blessed as being one of the four species, and the Talmud says: "He who sees a myrtle in his dream, his property will prosper. If he has no property, he will receive an inheritance from somewhere else" (Brachot 57a). An ancient Greek legend tells of how Venus transformed Myrene, her beloved priestess, into a Myrtle tree to protect her. In Greek mythology, myrtle and laurel appear together in various myths. Venus adopted the plant and wore it on special occasions.
Rosemary - From ancient times through the present, many legends and symbols relate to this plant. Rosemary is a symbol of remembrance and faithfulness. They say that it strengthens the bond between lovers and wards off evil spirits. Students in ancient Greece wore rosemary wreaths when preparing for exams to enhance their memory. In the Middle Ages, rosemary was sprinkled in libraries to keep pests away. At home, people used to put rosemary between their sheets as a symbol of cleanliness and to prevent bad dreams. In the courts, rosemary was sprinkled around the bench so the judge would not suffer from the prisoners' body odor. During WWII, hospitals were sterilized with rosemary. Rosemary branches and twigs, commonly burned in fireplaces, and the important role it played in the kitchen, meant that in the days of yore, most homes smelled of rosemary.
Nettles - Nettles have an amazing and long history. In the past, the plant was used to weave material. While you need forty kilos of nettles to weave a single shirt, up until the beginning of the century nettles were cut, dried and combed to yield fine thread from the plant fibers. Remnants of nettle fabric were found in a grave from the Bronze Age in Denmark, and in the Netherlands remnants of fishing nets made from nettle were found. In a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the princess used nettles to knit sweaters for her brother, but a magic spell was put on them and they turned into swans. When the Roman soldiers reached England, they brought nettles with them. They would flog themselves with nettles to stay warm.