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Pepper: language of flowers and plants

Pepper: language of flowers and plants


LANGUAGE AND MEANING OF FLOWERS AND PLANTS

PEPPER

Piper nigrum

(family

Piperaceae

)

Pepper this extraordinary spice in the West has become a symbol of virility and power but also of humiliation. This tradition dates back to the time of the Goths around 400 BC. when Alaric, king of the Visigoths, after having conquered Rome, had gold, silver and even pepper delivered. Later Attila, king of the Huns, did the same thing.

In the Middle Ages it was customary to send it to the lords as a sign of submission.

Nowadays, pepper is now considered in positive terms: a "whole pepper" person refers to the characteristics of pepper and therefore indicates a lively and biting person. A person who is not "neither salt nor pepper" since these two things have a strong and determined taste and characteristics, means to be insignificant.


Meaning of flowers: pepper

The pepper it's a tropical tree from which, depending on the species, its different varieties are obtained. In the East it is treated as a very versatile plant, even its own leaves they are used as chew food and in Polynesia, it is the basis of a particular narcotic drink. Today we will explore the traditions and its role in the world of flower meaning.

But how is this done tree? We are used to pepper in its grain or powdery form. It is a plant native to monsoon Asia with a woody stem that prefers a humid climate and a soil rich in organic substances. The role of pepper in tradition is not just that of being a spice acclaimed and used over the centuries since ancient times. In Western culture, this plant has taken on a double meaning over time. In fact, in the language of flowers it expresses both virility and humiliation at the same time.

This is not due to a legend but to the history of the people who used and cultivated it, like the Romans. When Alaric, the king of the Goths conquered Rome, had gold, silver and pepper delivered. And also Attila, the king of the Huns, did the same. This not only gives an idea of ​​how much pepper was considered precious, but also of why in the Middle Ages it began to be considered a sign of humiliation or submission. The population even sent it to the local squires as a sign of obedience.

Unlike today where pepper has essentially taken up the meaning that characterized it in Roman times where it was considered synonymous with virility and fertility. A connotation that led it to be one of the main ingredients of the sexual adjuvants of the time. Now to tell a person that he is "all pepper" means to speak of a lively and unstoppable person. While saying that it is not "neither salt nor pepper" indicates being insignificant.


Pepper: language of flowers and plants

The attribution of a symbolic meaning to flowers and plants was the work of Mary Wortley Montagu, who at the time was the wife of the English ambassador to Constantinople. During his stay in the Turkish capital in the first decade of the 1700s, he learned of selam, a local custom that attributed symbolic meanings to all sorts of objects, but above all to flowers, fruits and plants. He reported everything in some of his letters that were published in 1763, which gave great resonance in Europe to this topic with numerous publications on it.

TO | Holly: come on ...

Abutilon: meditation.
Holly: strength, endurance and foresight. See Data Sheet
Alisso (Lobularia maritima): value beyond beauty.
Laurel: triumph, glory and success. See Data Sheet
Anemone: desolation, abandonment, feeling abandoned, feeling betrayed. See Data Sheet
Orange: generosity. See Data Sheet
Aster: intellectual depth and eternal love. See Data Sheet
Azalea: luck and fragile passion. See Data Sheet

B. | Bacopa: consciousness ...

Bacopa: pure conscience. See Data Sheet
Hawthorn: hope and prudence. See Data Sheet
Leon's mouth: indifference and presumption. See Data Sheet
Bouvardia: enthusiasm. See Data Sheet
Snowdrop: consolation and hope. See Data Sheet
Beautiful during the day: coquetry. See Data Sheet
Beautiful at night: shyness. See Data Sheet
Beautiful of Ireland: good luck.
Brassica: profit, is associated with births. See Data Sheet
Bougainvillea: passion. See Data Sheet

C. | Cactus: passionate love ...

Cactus: passionate love. See Data Sheet
Calamondino: luck. See Data Sheet
Calla: modesty. See Data Sheet
Camellia: sacrifice. See Data Sheet
Red camellia: flame in my heart. See Data Sheet
White camellia: you're adorable. See Data Sheet
Campanula: perseverance and hope. See Data Sheet
Celosia: immortality. See Data Sheet
Cyclamen: shy hope. See Data Sheet
Clematis: joy, luck, success.See Data Sheet
Chrysanthemum: symbol of the commemoration of the dead. See Sheet

D. | Dahlia: gratitude ...

Dahlia: gratitude, good taste and dignity. See Data Sheet
Dimorfoteca: freedom, to be free. See Data Sheet
Dipladenia: overcoming difficult situations. See Data Sheet
Dracaena: you are about to fall into the trap. See Data Sheet
Drosanthemum (Jupiter's Beard): triumph and victory over the enemy. See Data Sheet

IS | Ivy: fidelity ...

Ivy: fidelity, exclusive love. See Data Sheet
Heather: solitude. See Data Sheet
Eucalyptus: protection. See Data Sheet
Euryops: means "big eye". See Data Sheet

F. | Fern: sincerity ...

Fern: sincerity.
Cornflower: delicacy, first love and bliss. See Data Sheet
Wax flower: consecration.
Orange flowers: virginity, fecundity and purity.
Cherry blossoms: good education.
Lotus flower: purity.
Peach flowers: immortal love. See Data Sheet
Freesia: lasting friendship. See Data Sheet
Fuchsia: grace and grace. See Data Sheet

G. | Gardenia: sincerity ...

Gardenia: sincerity and refinement. See Data Sheet
White carnation: fidelity. See Data Sheet
Red carnation: anger, resentment and energy. See Data Sheet
Gaura: superb. See Data Sheet
Gazania: wealth.See Sheet
White jasmine: kindness and affection. See Data Sheet
Red geranium: you are a comfort to me. See Data Sheet
Pink geranium: I prefer you. See Data Sheet
Five-spotted geranium: humiliation. See Data Sheet
Scarlet geranium: stupidity. See Data Sheet
Imperial geranium: stable relationships, sentimental stability. See Data Sheet
Gerbera: cheerfulness. See Data Sheet
Lily: purity and royalty. See Data Sheet
Sunflower: adoring love. See Data Sheet

THE | Iberis: indifference ...

Iberis: indifference. See Data Sheet
Hibiscus: delicate beauty.
Iris: faith, hope, good news and sincerity. See Data Sheet

L | Lavender: good luck ...

Lantana: rigor. See Data Sheet
Lavender: good luck, mistrust and detachment. See Data Sheet
White lilac: purity and virginity. See Data Sheet
Yellow lilac: I'm in the clouds. See Data Sheet
Lemon: enthusiasm. See Data Sheet
Lithodora: strength and fragility. See Data Sheet
Lobelia: despair. See Sheet

M. | Magnolia: nobility ...

Magnolia: nobility and dignity. See Data Sheet
Mandevilla: flashy beauty symbolizes overcoming problems. See Data Sheet
Daisy: simplicity, spontaneity and purity. See Data Sheet
Mimosa: innocence, freedom, autonomy and sensitivity.
Thrush: virginity, coquetry. See Data Sheet
Peppermint: warmth of feeling. See Sheet

No. | Narcissus: uncertainty ...

Narcissus: uncertainty and unrequited love. See Data Sheet
Nemesia: justice and respect for the rules. See Data Sheet
Do not forget me: eternal love. See Data Sheet
Water lily: purity of heart. See Data Sheet
New Guinea: impatience, virility. See Data Sheet

OR | Orchid: sensuality ...

Olive tree: sacred plant, symbol of peace. See Data Sheet
Orchid: sensuality, passion and refined beauty. See Data Sheet
Ballerina orchid: spiritual perfection and harmony. See Data Sheet
Origan: joy. See Data Sheet
Ornithogallo: reconciliation. See Data Sheet
Hydrangea: birth of a love. See Data Sheet

P. | Pink poppy: serenity ...

Pink poppy: serenity, vivacity. See Data Sheet
Red poppy: pride. See Data Sheet
Petunia Nana: love that cannot be hidden. See Data Sheet
Smile plant: Laughter, joy, smile. See Data Sheet
Pothos
: desire or mourning, in the sense of eternal.
Parsley: festivity. See Data Sheet
Passionflower: fidelity. See Data Sheet

R. | Rhododendron: first love ...

Rhododendron: first love. See Data Sheet
Orange rose: seduction. See Data Sheet
White Rose: silence and purity. See Data Sheet
Yellow rose: jealousy and infidelity. See Data Sheet
Peach pink: modesty. See Data Sheet
Pink rose: tenderness, grace, friendship and innocence. See Data Sheet
Red rose: passion and true love. See Data Sheet
Dark red pink: unconscious beauty. See Data Sheet
Purple rose: enchantment. See Data Sheet
Rosemary: I remember. See Data Sheet

S. | Houseleek: home economics ...

Houseleek: domestic economy. See Data Sheet
Sensitive Plant: sensitivity. See Data Sheet
Stramonium: camouflage. See Data Sheet
Spatafillo: I will defend you. See Data Sheet

T. | Tulipano: true love ...

Tulip: true love. See Data Sheet
Red tulip: love declaration. See Data Sheet
Yellow tulip: the sun is in your smile. See Data Sheet
Violet tulip: modesty. See Data Sheet

U | Ulmaria: vanity ...

Ulmaria: vanity and uselessness.

V. | Pansy: intense thought ...

Pansy: intense and romantic thinking. See Data Sheet
Violet: humility and modesty. See Data Sheet
Mistletoe: I overcome all obstacles. See Data Sheet


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