posted on Dec, 24 2016 @ 06:21 PM
The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
Every year just the Poinsettia Industry without counting their trading chains ,along millions of supermarkets, produces a revenue of at least
250,000,000 that support hundreds of thousands of Americans, apart of the additional fact that their presence make happier our lives in the cold
nights of winter.
These beautiful flowers that blosson in Christmas time are just only one of the dozens of good things Mexican culture have granted to build the
American dream along History.
Poinsetta named after the lastname of an American diplomat who was the very first to bring them to America in the XIX century, have been cultivated
for thousands of years in south central Mexico,where are called Holy Night flowers.
The Aztecs called poinsettias "Cuetlaxochitl." During the 14th - 16th century the sap was used to control fevers and the bracts (modified leaves) were
used to make a reddish dye.
Montezuma, the last of the Aztec kings, would have poinsettias brought into what now is Mexico City by caravans because poinsettias could not be grown
in the high altitude.
In the 17th century, Juan Balme, a botanist, noted the poinsettia plant in his writings.
Thanks for your attention , have a Merry Christmas with these exquisite yellow, white, red, fucsia or pink so nice delicate flowers coloring with
their magical silhouettes our tables.
The Angel of Lightness
edit on 12/24/2016 by The angel of light because: (no reason given)