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Monday, July 28, 2008


Signifying hope and joy.
The five leaflets of the cinquefoil are each a symbol for the five senses of the human body. The cinquefoil in heraldry served as a motif for a man who had achieved mastery over the self. The cinquefoil was also linked to many other powers in superstitious medieval times. The herb was used to scare off witches. Medieval lovers often used the cinquefoil in preparing love potions, and fishermen would fix the herb to their nets to increase their catch of fish.