The scientific name Chrysanthemum means gold crown (chrys = gold, anthem = flower). The Hebrew name also stems from the root meaning gold, as mentioned in the Bible: "How much better to acquire wisdom than gold, to acquire understanding is preferable to silver" (Proverbs 16:16). In Arabic the flower is called Supheir (the root asphar means yellow), or colored in yellow. According to the folk medicine belief that healing is achieved through something similar, these flowers are used to heal jaundice. Chrysanthemums are used to dye Easter eggs yellow, as well as wool.
Issue: April 2018
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