LOVE is represented by MYRTLE. Myrtle leaves are clustered in groups of threes but all grow from same point on the stem. Leaves are heart-shaped. Sacred plant of the goddess Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodite, born from sea foam, sought in her nakedness refuge in a myrtle bush. Many brides wear myrtle as a symbol of chaste love and beauty. MYRTLE (myrtaceae) is steam distilled from the leaves of a large evergreen shrub. Its Hebrew name is Hadassah, meaning from the tree, mistakenly translated as Esther.
BIBLE REFERENCES: Deut. 6:4 –Law of Love–“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart…” The word echad translates as ONE, comprised of more than one ; Esther 2:7-9:32 (the dissolving power of spiritual love); Isaiah 41:19 (deliverance and prosperity)and 55:13 (joyous return of the redeemed); Nehemiah 8:15 (feast of the Tabernacles , commemorating the deliverance from the wilderness.
ANCIENT USES: Feast of the Tabernacles Nehemiah 8:15; Lev.23:33-44; PROPERTIES: Antimutagenic, liver stimulant, thyroid stimulant, prostate stimulant, normalizes hormone imbalances, sinus and lung decongestant, CHEMISTRY: Monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes Emotional clearing: clearing of anger, elevating, and euphoric
MYRTLE FILLMORE not her given name, but a childhood name that stuck. Today MYRTLE oil is found to be a cure for TB.