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Is it true that the daffodil is supposed to lift your mood, especially those who feel undervalued by society?

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Never heard that one before! They lift 'my' mood because they're bright and cheerful and spring will have sprung - but that's it as far as I know!

6 Nov, 2010


They lifted Wordsworth's mood. Do yo mean medicinally when extracts are taken?

6 Nov, 2010


Especially those who feel undervalued by society? What an extraordinary idea - I'd imagine those of us who respond positively to the appearance of daffodils do so for the reasons Spritz describes above - it means the winter is more or less over and the dark days behind us for few months again, so more likely SAD sufferers rather than low self esteem.

6 Nov, 2010


Well I hope no one is making extracts from daffodil bulbs... they are poisonous.

6 Nov, 2010


Daffodils lift my mood, especially when flowering in great swathes in woodland, and I don't feel undervalued byu society. Actually I would think the reverse could be true - as in haves and have nots - the undervalued could feel even less valued because 'they' have nice things and 'I' don't.

6 Nov, 2010


Might just as easily argue that narcissists respond well to daffodils as people with low self esteem, given the name narcissus, lol!

6 Nov, 2010


Hello Guest, could we be thinking that to help lift the spirits a splash of colour would be beneficial ?
If so then yes it can help but if a person is feeling under valued ( getting medical now) then other avenues of support is advised. Not wanting to get too 'deep n meaningful' here but when it comes to health both physical & mental there is support out there.
As already mentioned this is NOT a plant to be ingested as it will certainly make you feel out of sort's.
My take on daffodils is I dont actually like them, far too overrated, but then my glass is always half full ;-))
Take care.

7 Nov, 2010

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