By Deliana
1 years ago

Poinsettia Christmas Flower

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Poinsettias are native to Mexico and Guatemala. The plant was named in honor of Joel Poinsett missionary work.
As far as symbolism goes, there's plenty. Starting with the Ancient Aztecs. They called the plant Cuitlaxochitl, which means "star flower". The Aztecs have unique flower meanings of their own, and they deemed the poinsettia to symbolize purity. Interestingly, red is also a color of purity in Aztec wisdom. They used the red tops of the poinsettia flower as a dye for skin and clothing - thus marking the bearer as clean, pure and sacred.
The poinsettia is also a symbol for motherhood. An ancient remedy of Mexico prescribed a decoction of the red floral leaves to nursing mothers to increase their milk production. Don't try this at home, folks. Large doses are toxic to both mother and unborn child. Best to leave this remedy out of your holistic toolbox.
There is a legend in old Mexico about a young boy who wanted to make an offering to his church at Christmastime. He was a poor boy, and had nothing to give. So he knelt outside the church to pray. After a moment of devotion, the boy got up, only to find a beautiful plant at the very spot where he had prayed. The boy took the flower and presented it to the church.
The priests noticed the brilliant red star flowers on the plant, and declared it to be a sign of the Star of Bethlehem. The priests also noted the red of the flower - which they took to represent the blood of Christ shed for the world. The priests and church members were ecstatic with the boy's discovery and offering. So much so, that the flower was named "Flor de la Noche Santa", which means "Flower of the Holy Night." It's also been called "Flor de Noche Buena", which means "Christmas Eve Flower".
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rmtm198 red is perfect
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