Among the early Semites, the Acacia was sacred to the Jews, who forbade its use for any secular purpose, such as building private homes or making furniture.
The Bible also tells us that the early Semites venerated Asherath ''Al Uzza'', the female who represented the fruitful or nourishing earth. She was worshiped under a tree so as the Arabs in Mecca.
The White Broom Shrub, Ratam flowers come out out in the very early spring before all the desert shrubs. And during the first few two weeks in March, Camels and Goats most ly graze on these flowers, which give the milk special qualities causing lucid and vivid dreams tho the Shepherds. A perfect example how easily humans could be affected by what they eat or what their animals are eating. Because the Broom "Ratam" plants contains high alkoloid like terpene and cytisine.
Some Shepherds has been taught that plants growing in between the rock veins has more medicinal properties than others. In Sinai the Bedouins use some specific sandstone layer for drinking as a prescription for some illnesses.
For the Shepherds Camel milk is said to have many healthful properties. Bedouins believe that the curative and aphrodisiac powers of the heavy and sweet camel milk are enhanced if the camel's diet consists of certain plants. The camel eats only certain herbal plants, tips of woody shrubs and trees and most of these plants and trees are high alkoloid plants. And when Bedouins Shepherds survive for months on its milk when water was unavailable, then you can imagine his "Consusnesss...."
The Artemisia Wormwood (Bedouin: Sh’eh) is another variety of the Daisy family which have very big influence on the Shepherds Psyche and Consciousness, Most Artemisia if taken in large doses may cause some hallucinogenic properties. And because Goats preferring this woody shrub than grasses. The Goats milk containing the wormood would have specific flavor and Artimesia taste.
It should be noted that our investigation in this work is limited to southJordan and the Cambriane Age Geological formation that we believe have special status in the minerals found in the Rocks which are not found in other Geological rock formation.
Thave Soil-plant-animal interrelationships studies suggest that this could be attributed to the status of the minerals in the soils. Animals in tis region then graze on plants that contains some rare minerals that the human body immune system is lacking and dont often include in his diet.
So it when we live a full nomadic life style. or as Shepherds life the rare minerals would easily finds its way to the human body and his Consciousness. They get it through the milk and the meat of goats and camel that feed on alkloidal plants. Desert plants and shrubs contain higher amounts of our mystery substance than most of the plants in other regions.
It has been suggested that it is easier to benefit from the manna in food if the body is in a more alkaline than acidic state. Most people on conventional city diets tend to be on the acidic end of the spectrum. Meanwhile, the wild foods of the early inhabitants who lived full nomadic life style made the body more alkaline. Because when you are more alkaline your body obsorb the rare minerals more.
This rare minerals or the "Manna" exists in the fruits of wild trees, in resins and the desert herbs, and in the milk of camels and goats that feed on desert herbs. It is in the bone marrow and brain of the goats. It is un every thing that the early nomads fed on.
This rare minerals "the hidden Manna" is the source of happiness, and the source of the Sakina (Similar to the Hebrew Shekinah, the Arabic Sakina derives from Sukoon, meaning peace, serenity, tranquility). Manna is the source of physical health and immunity; the source of well being for the tribes that live in nature and with nature, in perfect harmony on sacred land. Not only does the hidden manna provide food for the physical body, it nourishes the so-called light-body, or dream-body.