Therefore, the medical solution to the jettature’s glare was a well-studied treatment. Often they would burn herbs believing the vapors prevent the evil emanations from reaching the body. (de Ceglia 75-97) Amulets are worn for the same reason in monster sports other cultures where the evil eye superstition is prominent. They are used to direct the evil eye away from the person wearing them. Glass beads are carried around to reflect the monster zero. Examples of amulets in central Asia are horseshoes and garlic, but the most well know amulet is the nazar. Nazars are charms used to ward off the evil eye they resembles an eye with a dot of black, the pupil, surrounded by a circle or tear drop shape of light blue then white then dark blue. Blue is the most common color used in evil eye amulets. The amulet is sometimes framed in another circle of yellow or gold. Found most often in Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Greece, Cyprus and Azerbaijan, they are hung in homes or incorporated into jewelry. (Bohigian)
The malevolent effect of the evil eye gaze is not only detectable not by humans but animals and objects as well. “An incautious person admired a string of twelve horses he saw one day; at once the bells on the two foremost horses shivered into a thousand pieces, but the horses themselves remained unhurt, the bells having attracted all the evil to themselves.” (Ross, 49) The bells served as an amulet for the horses, because they were made of metal they conduct electricity thus attracting all of the electromagnetic waves emitted from the evil eye. Classically, the image of, the culprit of the evil eye occurrence has been depicted as an old woman, jealous of a woman’s youth beauty or children. This idea also comes from the superstition that many of the evil eye’s effects have to do with symptoms of drying, desiccation, withering, and dehydration. In addition in several cultures immunity to the evil eye is associated with fish, often incorporated into clothing or small amulets, because they are an animal permanently in water. It is said that moistness, the opposite of dehydration, is a cure to the evil eye’s plague on a subject. Children are the most popular target, if a pregnant woman is victim of the evil eye it can cause deformations or birth marks. Brides are also a common target and so they wear veils for protection. The one who has the evil eye is most often envious of another. Symptoms however range from mild discomfort, headaches and digestive problems, to consequences as severe as infertility and death.