Apart from bringing beauty to humans and nature, plants also have spiritually symbolic in many countries around the world. And in the post today, we want to write about them. Here are the 18 most sacred plants that we are so glad to share. Each has its own beauty and contains good significance. If you are interested, let’s check them out with us.
Scrolling down slowly, you will see that all are so beautiful, right? Not just that, they also familiar with daily life such as lotus, basil, or sage. They can use in cooking, others are for decoration. With their beauty and meanings that they can bring, when you place some in your house, we believe that they also will give luck to you.
Lotus is the national flower of India and in Hindu traditions, Gods are often depicted sitting on the flower. In ancient Egypt, the blue lotus was considered as a symbol of rebirth.
Marijuana has psychoactive medicinal properties. It was considered sacred in ancient China, India, and Rastafari tribe (Israel).
Peyote is used for spiritual purposes in Native America since ancient times.
Henbane is traditionally used in medicines. In ancient Greece, it was related to Apollo. It can be poisonous and can induce hallucinations, speech, and sight defects for a few days.
#5 Jimson Weed
Jimson weed has its roots in ancient Indian culture, where it is related to lord shiva. In Ethiopia, it is consumed to enhance creativity with its power of hallucination.
#6 African Dream Root
Native to South Africa, this plant is considered holy by Xhosa people. The roots of this plant are dried and consumed in tea. It improves sleep quality and refreshes the body.
Widely used by American Indians, these flowers are also used to decorate the altars during Holy Week. It is also a symbol of beauty and wealth.
The Mistletoe is extensively used during Christmas, the importance of the plant dates back to Celtic Druids where it represented the sun god Taranis.
#9 Holy Basil
Holy Basil is associated with divinity in the Hindu religion. It brings prosperity if planted in the courtyard and is worshiped as Goddess.
The herb basil is related to spirituality in ancient traditions and associated with the worship of the cross. It is planted as a blessing in households and churches as well.