The Significance of a Cactus
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

The Significance of a Cactus

After all, true beauty comes from inside.

The Significance of a Cactus

This cute, small, and prickly cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family consisting of about 1750 known species. The word "cactus" derives from Latin. kaktos, meaning spiny plant whose identity is not certain. A cactus actually symbolizes endurance as it is a plant that can really stand up to the test of time and the elements.

Uses For The Cactus Flower

A cactus is not considered the most breath taking of flowers due to its lack of physical beauty. However, it's real beauty originates from inside. The cactus' ability to endure harsh weather makes it a plant that can live in doors and out doors with little to none of the typical care taking that may be expected when purchasing a living organism. Making it a great plant to keep in your front yard year round.

Nopales are a healthy type of cacti that present a wide range of health benefits, such as its ability to assist in weight loss, prevent cancer, improve your skin, improve digestion, boost the immune system, build strong bones, cure insomnia, and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Nopales is a vegetable created from underdeveloped pear cactus. It is rich in copper, iron, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and much more.

More information behind the Nopales provided here.

Symbolism Behind the Cactus

The beauty of the Cactus can really be captured more from its meaning rather than its physical expression. It's considered to be uninviting, and unable to show more than it's protective prickly cloak. However, it represents Enduring all things, no matter how painful or difficult, protection from danger and threats and finally warmth and care.

And so, would you consider yourself a cactus?

Take the test to see what kind of cactus you are here.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

TikTok Made Me Buy It: Flawless's Skincare Fridge

I bought and tested one of TikTok's popular products so you don't have to.


I spend a lot of time on TikTok and I never know whether the products I see are worth it or not, especially when I'm looking at the price. For Christmas, my aunt got me a gift card to Ulta. I didn't know what to buy. I have way too many palettes and lipsticks. I have my essentials. What else could I need? Then it hit me that I saw a lot of people these past few months showing off their skincare fridges. So, the second I thought of it I went on the Ulta app and bought it. So, here are my thoughts.

Keep Reading... Show less

37 Cute And Unique Pinterest Board Titles

Let's be real, the hardest part about Pinterest is thinking of a cute title for your board.


I don't know about anyone else but I have recently become re-obsessed with Pinterest. Like, I am spending a stupid amount of time on Pinterest daily now. While I have been binging Pinterest I have found that I love making cute and aesthetic boards but it is SO hard to come up with a name to match it. So, I scoured the internet and my brain for you. Happy pinning!

Keep Reading... Show less

This Is What Type Of Person You Are Based On Your Favorite Cereal

Your cereal preference reveals more than you think.

Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash

Whether you eat cereal for breakfast or a late-night snack, you probably have a favorite. Little did you know that what you prefer says a lot about your personality.

Keep Reading... Show less
Alexis Hoffman

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know that cutting out social interaction has taken its toll.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked Instagram How 2020 Was, And Maybe It Wasn't The Worst Year Ever

2020 is a year to remember but it's not as bad as we made it out to be.


It's finally 2021 and we're honestly all just happy that 2020 is over. I decided to ask my Instagram followers how they felt about 2020 and the results were a little more mixed up than expected.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ever since I watched "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days," I've been a major Matthew McConaughey fan. I've seen most of his movies, and I definitely got way too excited when he finally made an Instagram! So when he announced he would be releasing a memoir titled "Greenlights," I knew I absolutely had to get my hands on this book. And so did the rest of the world, as the book began to flood social media.

Truthfully, I would much rather read a fiction book and dive into another world than read a nonfiction book - even if it is one of my favorite celebrities. But I had a feeling this book wouldn't disappoint or bore.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Armie Hammer Scandal Discourse Is Kink Shaming And Harming Actual Victims

The rumors surrounding Armie Hammer has resulted in some very toxic and harmful discourse.


Sex is something that occupies a very significant place in our lives. Even asexual people can have an active sex life. With the various types of people that comprise this world, it obviously results in various sexual interests. And unconventional people can engage in some pretty unconventional sex practices. Even the most conventional people on the surface might surprise us with their sexual fantasies.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments