In the third century Theophrastus wrote that cyclamen was used to excite love and sensuality.
The name derives from the Greek kuklos which means circle and, for this reason, some scholars, associating the shape of the flower and the etymological term with the female uterus, believed that the plant was able to facilitate conception.
In the past it was thought that the cyclamen extract was a panacea against the bites of the most venomous snakes; hence the attribution to the flower of magical powers, the ability to ward off the spell and influence love affairs. The essence of the cyclamen is considered lucky charm. In the language of flowers it means distrust, precisely because despite its beauty and its supposed magical powers, its roots contain a, albeit minimal, amount of poison.
Cyclamen: To whom to give it
But to whom can this beautiful little flower be given? Given the ease of its cultivation, it can first of all be given to those who do not have a very green thumb. Even those who are not gardeners, in fact, will not have major problems in the care of cyclamen. Its meaning linked to fertility also makes it perfect as a gift for those who are waiting for a child or are looking for it. Moreover, it can be given with luck for those who are going through a bit of an unlucky moment. Even if it does not work, in fact, the friend or relative will certainly like the thought. Finally, avoid giving it to your loved one. Because of the small amount of poison present in the roots, the gesture could be misunderstood, unless it is his favorite flower.