7 Flowers & Their Meaning

1.) Rose : Symbol of Love

Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, and marmalade, or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high Vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. Rose hips are also used to produce Rose hip seed oil, used in skin products and some makeup products.

The flowers, seeds, leafs and roots of Lotus are edible in the Asian cooking. The leaves are used as a flavoring agent and to wrap sweet and savory mixtures (rice, meat, fruit, etc.) for steaming. Lotus root is used as a vegetable as well as in sweet dishes, and regarded a very healthy food by Chines. it has a reddish-brown skin that must be peeled before using.

Its creamy-white flesh has the crisp texture of a raw potato and a flavor akin to fresh coconut, is available fresh, canned, dried and candied. Petals and leaves can all be cooked and eaten raw, but there is a risk of parasite transmission (e.g. Fasciolopsis buski) if eaten row: it is therefore recommended that they are cooked before eating. The lotus seeds or nuts are quite versatile and can be eaten raw or dried.

2.) Lotus Flower : Symbol of Enlightenment

Lotus roots were found to be rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin,
vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper and manganese while very low in saturated fat.

Symbology & meaning :

A common symbol in Asian art, the lotus symbolizes birth and rebirth through the fact that the petals open when the sun comes out and close when the sun sets. Also a symbol for fertility, creation, and purity. The long stem symbolizes our connection to our origins, while the flower represents the enlightenment to which we aspire.

3.) Lavender : Symbol of Devotion

In cooking, use 1/3 the quantity of dried flowers to fresh. The key to cooking with lavender is to experiment; Start out with a small amount of flowers and add as you go.

Flowers also yield abundant nectar from which bees make a high-quality Honey. Mono-floral Honey produced primarily around the Mediterranean, and is marketed worldwide as a premium product.

Flowers can be candied and are sometimes used as cake decorations. Lavender flavors baked goods and desserts (it pairs especially well with chocolate), as well as used to make “lavender sugar”. Lavender flowers are occasionally blended with black, green, or herbal tea, adding a fresh, relaxing scent and flavor.

Though it has many other traditional uses in southern France, lavender is not used in traditional southern French cooking. In the 1970s, an herb blend called Herbes de Provence and usually including lavender was invented by spice wholesalers and lavender has more recently become popular in cookery.

Lavender lends a floral and slightly sweet flavor to most dishes, and is sometimes paired with sheep’s-milk and goat’s-milk cheeses. For most cooking applicat
ions the dried buds (also referred to as flowers) are used, though some chefs experiment with the leaves as well. Only the buds contain the essential oil of lavender, which is where the scent and flavor of lavender are best derived.

The French are also known for their lavender syrup, most commonly made from an extract of lavender. In the United States, both French lavender syrup a
nd dried lavender buds make lavender scones and marshmallows.

4.) Indian Cress: Symbol of Patriotism

A flowering plant with buds, flowers, leaves, and stems that are edible. The leaves and stems have a peppery flavor and can be added to salads and sandwiches. Butter, cream cheese and vinegar can be added to minced Indian cress buds and the entire flower can be added to salads or used as a garnish. Indian cress can be purchased in specialty grocery stores. Avoid buying them at a flower shop because they may have been treated with a chemical. Indian cress is more commonly known as the nasturtium.

5.) Lilac : Symbol of Splendid Beauty and dignity

These lovely flowers are also tasty to eat. Flowers tend to have quite a strong, fragrant flavour, so use in moderation in salads and as a garnish on desserts. Lilac flavoured honey is a delightful addition to morning muffins.
To indulge your friends with your new culinary lilac, prepare a yogurt dip with a cup of vanilla yogurt, two teaspoons of honey and a little chopped lilac blossoms stirred in. Refrigerate for an hour and serve with cherries and strawberries and garnish the tray with the best looking blossoms. Another simple suggestion for trying some lilac is to blend some blossoms into some plain cream cheese and spread onto a pumpernickle or rye bread. Add a thin slice of cucumber to open faced sandwiches and serve at tea.
The flavor of lilacs varies from plant to plant. Very fragramt, slightly bitter. Has a distinct lemony taste with floral, pungent overtones. Great in salads and crystallized with egg whites and sugar.

6.) Violets: Symbol of Modesty

The fragile violet flower is perhaps one of the most widely used flowers for cooking and flavouring. With their ntoxicating aroma and taste, the violet makes a wonderful addition to all baking, jellies and jams, ice-creams and sorbets, aromatic sugars, summer drinks, in teas, and as elegant colourful garnishes for meals.

7.) Jasmine: Symbol of Amiability

This strongly scented, white flower is used as a Hindu symbol for Love
The flowers are intensely fragrant and are traditionally used for scenting tea. True Jasmine has oval, shiny leaves and tubular, waxy-white flowers.

When Beauty speaks to your Soul Video :

Each time you let yourself feel it, Love gives you the Beauty of its Eternity. ~ Soul

Aline Hanle

Aline Hanle

She helps you harness the power of the mind through the Infinite Greatness that lies in your heart. Her blog Modern Mystic contains many soulful inspirations.

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