We thought we’d have a bit of fun with the meanings of herbs just before Valentine’s Day. Just as the florist will tell you, every blossom has a meaning. Herbs are no different of course as most of them also have blossoms. So here is our list of top romantic herbs and their flowery meanings. Click the links to read more about each one and expand your knowledge of herbal lore.
Basil – The very meaning of Basil is “Love”. Spicy and sweet basil equals spicy, sweet love. In Mexican tradition, it’s sometimes used to return a lover’s roving eye. https://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/basil/
Calendula – Flowers have a language with each having a meaning. The Calendula flower is no exception. “Joy” is one of the many emotions you feel when your loved one is with you. The Romans looked upon the plant as one of joy because it blooms on the first day of each month bringing joy to start of each month. https://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/calendula/
Patchouli – This herb means “Passion” and is popular as an aphrodisiac. It has a rich, lusty scent that’s bound to encourage romance.
Yarrow – Include “Everlasting Love” in your herbal list with this minty, spicy herb. Include it in your tea or bath and add some spice to your evening. https://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/yarrow/
Thyme – Another flower with the meaning of “Affection”. Certainly everyone wants more thyme with their loved one. (Yes, that was a pun.) A popular soup recipe from 1663 used thyme to overcome shyness. It was also used in beer for the same reason. https://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/thyme/
Rose – In general, “Love” is this plant’s meaning, while various colors have their own specific meanings. While everyone thinks of love first, certain rose species are used in herbal medicine including treating headaches. https://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/rose/