Cuetlaxochitl, a Gift of Rebirth and Light from Mexico

Red and green plants commonly known as “poinsettias” are a popular sight in the United States each winter holiday season, but did you know that the plant had spiritual and cultural significance in Indigenous Mexican communities far before Joel R. Poinsett sent samples of them back to the United States during his term as Minister to Mexico in the early 19thcentury? Curandera Griselda (Grace) Sesma wrote about the background of this special plant and some of its significance in Mexico. Find that post here.