Symbolic Message of Herbs:

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

Like flowers speak a silent,
symbolic language So do Herbs. Flowers have become the more popular way to convey messages of love and caring. But as early as the Victorian era, herbal bouquets were exchanged to express that which words could not.

Some herbs have very specific messages, such as

Rosemary which symbolizes remembrance says, "Your presence revives me."

A considerate nosegay of Chives asks, "Why do you weep?"

Verbena's reassuring message is "You have my confidence."

Abor Vitae conveys unchanging friendship saying, "Live for me."

Mugwort bestows sentiments of happiness and travel, telling its recipient, "Be not weary."

Sage speaks of domestic virtues, long life, and good health. Its potent message is, "I will suffer all for you."

Alas, not all herbal messages are loving or even uplifting.

Borage speaks of bluntness and says, "Your intentions only embarrass me."

Lemon Balm begs, "Don't misuse me,"

the spiciness of Savory tells
it like it is, "The truth may be bitter."

Goldenrod offers a little more encouragement while sending a message of indecision, pleading,
"Allow me time to decide."


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Ingredients

OTHER MEANING ARE BELOW

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Balm - sympathy
2
Basil (sweet) - good or best wishes, love or serious intentions
3
Bergamot (Monarda, Bee Balm) - compassion, sweet virtues
4
Betony - surprise, healing
5
Calendula - sacred affections, joy, remembrance, grief
6
Catnip - intoxification with love
7
Chamomile - energy in adversity
8
Cilantro (Coriander) - hidden worth
9
Cowslip - pensiveness, happiness
10
Dill - good spirits
11
Elder -zealousness
12
Fennel - worthy of praise or flattery
13
Geranium - present preference
14
Gloxinia - a proud spirit
15
Hop - injustice
16
Ivy - friendship, matrimony, fidelity, constancy
17
Lavender - acknowledgment, suspicion, devotion, loyalty
18
Mint - grief, homeliness, wisdom, eternal refreshment
19
Marigold - despair, grief, honesty
20
Nasturtium - optimism, splendor
21
Pennyroyal - flee away
22
Peppermint - cordiality
23
Santolina - protection
24
Sorrel - affection
25
Southernwood - bantering jest
26
Spearmint - warmth of sentiment
27
Tansy (Tannacetum) - resistance, life everlasting, hostile thoughts
28
Thyme - thriftiness, happiness, courage

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: Healthy