Medicinal Flowers

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Begonia – An infusion made by soaking the flowers in hot water helps to eliminate headaches and rid the body of toxins.

 

Bellis Perennis – Also known as the common daisy, when used in an infusion, it acts as a laxative as well as an expectorant to purge the body of toxic matter..

 

Calendula – It can then be used on the skin to heal burns, cuts, and wounds.

 

California Poppy –Used to help reduce anxiety and insomnia, as well as bladder problems in children and adults.

 

Carnation – When separated from the base of the flower (which is bitter), Carnation petals can be brewed to make an excellent tea to reduce anxiety, agitation, stress and fatigue.

 

Chrysanthemum –a great tea when steeped in hot water. Drinking this tea brings marked relief for those suffering from a fever, headache or common cold.

 

Dandelion – Dandelions are very effective for cleaning the blood and also helping with related issues, such as anemia.

 

Gardenia – Used in Chinese medicine for blood cleansing and disorders, bladder problems, and physical injuries.

 

Jasmine – Aids in digestive issues, stomach ulcers and ulcers. Sipping this brew before bedtime can help to ward off insomnia and anxiety.

 

Honeysuckle – Honeysuckle flowers are safe to eat raw and can be used to create an antibacterial gargle wash for sore throats.

 

Nasturtium – The anti-microbial properties of Nasturtium makes it an effective remedy against colds and flu

 

Rose  – Roses contain a good deal of Vitamin C and are very safe for human consumption.

 

Sunflower – Consuming a brew made from sunflowers helps greatly with ulcers and menstrual cramps.

 

 

One comment on “Medicinal Flowers

  1. Thanks ~ I am currently building a new landscape and really appreciate this sort of information.

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