All my work is packed with symbolism, whether it be hidden or in a more obvious form.
Here is one that you will find in my art.
| HONEYSUCKLE |
• Honeysuckle is the birth flower for the month of June.
• There are approximately 180 species of shrubs and vines known as honeysuckle.
• The honeysuckle flower has had many different meanings throughout history, today, it is predominantly viewed as a symbol of happiness & affection.
• Honeysuckle flowers were first recognised by the Druids, with the Ogham, an ancient Celtic alphabet, carved into stones. It represented following your own path or bringing joy and happiness to life.
• The Scottish believe growing honeysuckle brings good luck and protects your home from evil.
• In French culture, the honeysuckle flower stood for things like fidelity, love, devotion, and spiritual vision. It was included as a major symbol in the French book “Le Langage des Fleurs,” For the French, honeysuckle represented love, fidelity, and devotion.
• Honeysuckle flowers are often used as remedies for coughs and colds, in modern day. They are a natural antibiotic.
• In ancient China, the honeysuckle was known as a cooling herb with the ability to remove toxins from the body and promote positive emotions. It is widely revered as a cure-all.
• Ancient texts mention it has special healing qualities when it comes to nostalgia and home sickness.
Honeysuckle is used as a medicinal plant to treat a wide range of ailments, including:
• Digestive disorders
• Respiratory disorders, such as colds, flu, and pneumonia
• Swelling of the brain
• Urinary Tract Disorders
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
Historically, honeysuckle has also been used to treat snakebites, arthritis, skin diseases, sores, rashes, and tumours.
Because the honeysuckle vine is notoriously hardy and challenging to kill once established, it can often be used to symbolise devotion and everlasting bonds.
Their symbolic meaning also derives from their sweet aroma, representing attracting sweetness & affection in all aspects of life.
The sweet scent of honeysuckle blooms attracts all sorts of pollinators, particularly during the night.
Hummingbirds and other pollinators “suckle” at the sweet blossoms of the plant, hoping to extract some nectar.
The honeysuckle represents love (The plant clings to whatever it is growing next to) It can symbolise a nostalgia felt for first loves, love that has been lost, memories of old flames, and the joy of days gone by & happy times passed
Please note; The information is brief & you may want to research your own information.
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