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February’s Nut of the Month: Almonds
This month we’re exhibiting one of our most trusty nuts – the Almond.
Almonds are classed as a small stone fruit, related to plums, apricots and cherries, all falling within the amygdalus family. Did you know that in North America, the almond has its own National Day – 16th February!
So, are almonds associated with love?
Well, for millennia almonds have been seen as a symbol of new beginnings. The almond tree is the first tree to flower, around late January/early February. For this reason it has also become recognised as a symbol of fertility, particularly for males, and worn as a charm or used as a massage oil to promote fertility. The flowers have been used in love spells too!
In less esoteric musings, almonds have been touted as having a positive impact on cardiovascular health, due to their high concentration of antioxidants.
Does the almond fit within the Doctrine of Signatures? Like the walnut and the brain? The almond is linked to a more specific part of the brain – the Amygdala – which is named after the Greek word for almond and is linked to our process of emotions and our responses to them. The almond has been shown to stimulate the Amygdala and thus increase libido and our process of sensual fragrances. So, you could say that almonds really are the nut of love!
With that said, merry loving and Happy Almond Day!
We wish you all a healthy and happy 2020!
The Raw Ecstasy Team x
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