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In Asian art and culture the chrysanthemum is a sacred plant and considered one of the “Four Noble Ones” (shi kun shi) that exemplifies admirable qualities. Because it is hardly seen in its foliage when in bloom, it is said to symbolize a modest recluse and also long life and enduring luck, love, trust and success. Because it blooms out of autumn and right into the season of winter, it also symbolizes the mediation between Life and Death and Heaven and Earth…
The four noble flowers are: plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum.
Plum - Symbol of Winter
Means: Secret promise of renewal, Continuity & Hardiness of Life
Orchid - Symbol of Spring
Means: Bright promise, unity and modesty
Bamboo - Symbol of Summer
Means: endurance, flexibility and perseverance
Chrysanthemum - Symbol of Autumn
Means: triumphant in Life: Persistence, Patience and Fortitude.
The chrysanthemum is also said to symbolize nobility and elegance. Its ability to withstand the colder temperature as the season is turning to winter had long become the inspiration to the ancient scholars. According to them, the flower showed the virtues of one who could endure temptations and maintain its graces against the hardship brought by the surroundings.
Chrysanthemum which can still bloom in the late autumn (long after other flowers fade) is the symbol of the season. Some say that the Chrysanthemum that bloomed the latest and after the other flowers… has the best medical quality.
Chrysanthemum can be used in treating many diseases such as stomach-ache, dysentery, bowel inflammation, eyesight problems, low blood pressure and other diseases related to internal organs. It is also used to activate Qi, reduce fat and to strengthen the body. The simplest way to enjoy this flower is by brewing its dried petals and drink the liquid as Chrysanthemum Tea.
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