Research has also shown that listeners can detect people’s socioeconomic status, personality, and emotional/mental state from their voice. They can also estimate age, height and weight about as accurately from voice clips as they can from photographs. So it seems when it comes to love the voice has a lot to do with attraction.
The Roman Emperor Nero, nicknamed the “leek eater”, believed that eating leeks improved his singing voice. Both the Romans and the Greeks favored the leek as a curative medicine for sore throats and believed that eating leeks improved one’s oratory ability. But, it is the country of Whales known as the country of song where the leek is a national emblem. The leek is a national flower and a symbol of Welch cuisine. Many recipes feature the leek for its curative powers, as well as, its ability to symbolize the strength and fortitude of the Welch people.
The Welch people were invaded by the Saxons. The battle took place in a leek field. The Welch soldiers adorned their helmets with leeks to identify them as Welch. They won the battle and the leek has ever since been a significant Welch symbol.
Another tradition in Wales is to carve a wooden spoon with flowers, images and of course leeks as a symbol of love. Song, dance, leeks and carved wooden spoons bring the song of love to the Welch people.
Leeks belong to the same family as onions and garlic and therefore provide the same health benefits, such as, cardiovascular health, easing arthritic pain and fighting chronic low level infections. The polyphenols and most notably the kaempferol, among other things works to heal airway inflammation. Sounds like the Romans and the Greeks had it right when it comes to singing a great leek love song!