In many cultures, people grow specific plants outside their home's entrance to protect from evil forces. Brazil's pretty sete ervas is a pot of seven plants whose collective powers transform bad vibes into good.
The Lucky Seven:
These rice-flour drawings are popular across South Asia for Hindu festivals, but in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where they're known as kolam, many women create simple designs each morning to bring prosperity to the household.
Insects and small animals also love the flour!