Brak bush, (flora); a shrub whose leaves have a purgative effect when chewed; traditionally branches of it are nailed to house doors during the Waiting Hand to discourage the entry of bad luck into the house for the New Year.
Branches of this plant are nailed over doors during the Waiting Hand to discourage bad luck from entering the house in the New Year. Almost all doors, including that of the House of Cernus, had nailed to them some branches of the Brak Bush, the leaves of which, when chewed, have a purgative effect. It is though that the branches of the brak bush discourage entry of bad luck into the houses of the citizens.
Book 5, Assassin of Gor: Page 211
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