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Table 4 Spiritual uses of plants

From: Naukan ethnobotany in post-Soviet times: lost edibles and new medicinals

Genus Species Part UVpres UVpast Maintained uses Lost uses Gained uses
Apiaceae
Angelica gmelinii (DC.) Pimenov Root 1.29 1.29 Burned for spiritual purification of houses and individuals, burned or hung in house for luck, small piece eaten after first whale catch
Asteraceae
Artemisia tilesii Ledeb. Aerial parts 0.05 0.05 Hung up in house for good luck
Cyperaceae
Eriophorum angustifolium Honck. Aerial parts 0 0.08 Thrown into sea as offering to ensure future harvests
Plantaginaceae
Lagotis glauca Gaertn. Flowers 0 0.13 Associated with the dead
Poaceae
Leymus mollis (Trin.) Pilg. Leaves 0 0.18 Spiritual significance for funerals