Ambrosia Flower Meaning

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Ambrosia is considered as one of the most romantic flowers because it symbolizes the love of one person to another - and the other way around (mutual love).

So if someone declares love to you, there’s no better way of telling them that you have the same strong feeling - than with the ambrosia flower.  So although it is not always a romantic gesture to give flowers, be wary of giving out this flower to the opposite sex – it might come off with a different meaning.

Ambrosia means mutual love but in Roman and Greek mythology, it has a whole different meaning. It means foods for the gods that bestows immortality.

Superstitions Of Ambrosia

These days, flowers not only have romantic themes.  You can give anyone an ambrosia flower if the fancy strikes you, even if you don’t have a romantic relationship with someone.  Back in the day, ambrosia is big as a symbol of requited love.  If you love someone in return, present them with this flower – it means you also love the person as much as he or she loves you.

Spiritual Meaning Of Ambrosia

  • Name:  Ambrosia
  • Color:  If you’re looking for variety, the ambrosia flower is a very good choice.  It comes in colors like pink, yellow, purple and other striking colors.
  • Shape:  Depending on the variety of ragweed, ambrosia blossoms will have a cup shape or a disk shape.
  • Fact:  Ambrosia is a lovely flower no doubt but you have to exercise caution if you want them around your garden because it often pointed at as causes of most allergies – especially its pollen.
  • Poisonous:  Yes. It has a feisty kind of pollen that it’s as dangerous as it is beautiful.
  • Number of Petals:  On a closer look, you’ll see that the flower of the ragweed has five petals.
  • Victorian Interpretation:  Victorian era is considered as the most romantic period and even a dangerous flower like the ambrosia has a wondrous meaning.  Essentially, it means love that’s returned or given back to you – it’s a requited love spawned by a pure love.
  • Blossom Time:  Flowers bloom on the ragweed in summer.  Again, based on the variety of ambrosia plant that you have, the bloom time can shift a bit.  As it is with the goldenrod variety, it blooms from August through September.
  • The Shape:  It depends on the type of ambrosia.  It can form into a disk shaped or it can be something that looks like a cup.
  • Petals:  Even if the flower has not bloomed yet, you’ll notice that it has five petals.  While it’s closed, there are dark demarcation lines that indicate how many petals the ambrosia flower has.
  • Numerology:  In numerology, ambrosia falls under the expression number 33.  This means a master number in the universal service.  It also relates to leadership and inspiration even though it has always been attached to love with the main symbolism of love given back.
  • Color:  Ambrosia is probably one of the flowers that had a wide variety of shades to boast of.  It comes in different hues of pink and it is also available in white, yellow, purple and wide array of stunning colors.
  • Herbalism and Medicine:  Unfortunately, this is not the food for the gods that makes you live forever based on Greek and Roman mythology. However, even with its potential for causing allergies, it has been used in the 1800s as a cure for fevers. It is also claimed to have effect as diaphoretic, anti-spasmodic, anti-fungal and expectorant. It has also been used as intestinal parasites folk remedy. The Ambrosia leaves on the other hand are known to reduce intestinal gas. However, the oil made from the Ambrosia flower has long been banned in the United States as well as many other countries since there are studies that prove that it can be toxic even if only applied topically. 

By Florance Saul
Aug 17, 2012