It turns out there is a scientific reason the buttercup test almost always gives the tester a yellow chin and a positive result for liking butter. The petals are extremely smooth, glossy and reflective. The petals reflect yellow light very well.
Hereof, what does it mean when you hold a buttercup under your chin?
Folklore and Pop Culture People sometimes hold a fresh buttercup flower under the chin of a friend or family member. If a yellow reflection from the flower's shiny petals can be seen under the chin, the person is said to "like butter".
Subsequently, question is, can eating buttercups kill you? The poison in buttercups does not survive being dried, so if you eat it fresh, you will get a much higher dose. Since natural poisons tend to mix in plants in various doses, it is impossible to say how much or how many plants would be fatal. One flower most likely wouldn't kill you, but it will taste horrible.
In this regard, what is the buttercup saying?
Rhyme and reason to the old buttercup saying. Do you like butter? According to legend if there is a strong yellow reflection it means that person likes butter.
What is Buttercup used for?
Buttercup is a plant. People dry the parts that grow above the ground and use them for medicine. Fresh preparations are very irritating and should not be used. Despite safety concerns, buttercup is used for arthritis, nerve pain, blisters, ongoing (chronic) skin problems, and bronchitis.
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