Symbolism & Health
Symbols for all sorts of things can be found everywhere in everyday life. Much of the symbolism in the world needs to be looked at deeply to find its true meaning. Some symbolism are not that complicated though. In life there are hidden meanings and rather obvious meanings.
This article will discuss some symbols of good health. Of course, this article will discuss the hidden symbolism in everyday objects. But in the broader sense, the things on this list are obviously healthy symbols.
It may seem like a trick question. But in reality, the healthiest symbols are simply things that are healthy for you in the literal sense. This article will discuss five symbols for good health: apples, garlic, rose quartz, chamomile and sunflowers.
Symbols For Good Health
Garlic is one of the best healing foods out there. Garlic cloves are all of antioxidants, can help with illnesses caused by bacteria, and various other health problems. While this food may be stinky, it has a beautiful scent of symbolism around it. Since garlic can help in so many natural and home remedies, it’s no wonder that it is commonly used as a symbol for health. Even in ancient European cultures, before people even knew what germs were, garlic was seen as a symbol for health, as it was said to repel vampires. While there is no proof of garlic putting off a vampire, there is plenty of proof that garlic is good for your health.
Many people have heard the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and in a sense that is true. Apples are extremely healthy for a person. While they are acidic and have some sugar in them, it is all natural and good for you in other senses. For example, apples are full of antioxidants and other healthy qualities. While you shouldn’t eat apple pie everyday, eating an apple every once in a while is definitely good for your health.
The symbolic meanings behind the apple depends on what color the apple is as well. For instance, red apples are said to be able to promote a better love life and give a person energy. The latter part is actually proven. Green apples are said to be able to provide a person with luck and money. Yellow apples are said to symbolize joy and communication. No matter what kind of apple you eat, it is bound to be good for your health, and have some healthy symbolism behind it as well. Read about apple tree symbolism.
While you cannot eat a rock like rose quartz to become healthy. Some spiritualists believe that certain rocks and minerals can be used for healing, but there is no medical proof of this. Rose quartz in general is meant to symbolize clarity, innocence and love. Some of these qualities are simply represented by the color pink. Unlike the previous two symbols on this list, rose quartz better represents mental more than physical health. Either way, a symbol for mental health is still a symbol for health.
Chamomile is often used in tea to help a person relax and unwind. For these reasons chamomile itself is often used to symbolize several things, including growth, vitality, health, tranquility and radiance. While helping with mental health, chamomile is also great at helping with many physical illnesses. For example, chamomile has been proven to help with stomach aches, headaches, and many stress-related illnesses. Drinking chamomile tea can help with many illnesses, making it a great symbol for health.
Lastly, the sunflower is also a great symbol for health. Like rose quartz, it is more a symbol for mental, rather than physical, health. Sunflowers simply look like a happy and healthy plant. The color yellow does a great job at representing happiness, joy, and life. The sunflower’s tall stature makes it seem like it is reaching towards the heavens, drawing positive energy from the divine. Looking at a sunflower can make a person feel happier. And, of course, eating sunflower seeds is a great source of fiber for your diet. Overall, sunflowers are also a great symbol for health.
There are many other great symbols for health out in the world, and many are as obvious as the ones on this list. If it’s healthy for your body or mind, then it probably symbolizes health in one way or another. Of course, on top of that, many of these things have additional symbolic meanings, as you have seen by the five above.