Common Healing Flowers

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Flowers were once considered more for their healing properties and as herbal remedies for what ailed the body, and many parts of the plant were ate or drank for such.

     In all areas of the world, flowers were once treasured much more for many other uses then they are today as signs of affection to brighten up our spirits and made us feel better, or for their beauty in our yards and homes.  Today, flowers make us feel good simply from seeing their beauty, smelling the scent, and knowing they are a gift from somebody who thought of us.

     Here is a bit of history about many common flower varieties healing properties and health affects. These flowers are commonly grown at home in flower beds and gardens, and some are used in arrangements and boutique by flower shops or in potted plants for landscaping. They are sold at most stores that carry live plants. Flowers have so many wonderful uses.  

     Flowers are used by alternative health practitioners and DO speak to your doctor before trying any of these flowers in person. This article is for information and history only. The author does not in any way advise or suggest or make claims for the use of flowers for health and she will not be held liable for any actions by you. Ask your doctor.

Flowers were once considered more for their healing properties and as herbal remedies for what ailed the body, and many parts of the plant were ate or drank for such.

     In all areas of the world, flowers were once treasured much more for many other uses then they are today as signs of affection to brighten up our spirits and made us feel better, or for their beauty in our yards and homes.  Today, flowers make us feel good simply from seeing their beauty, smelling the scent, and knowing they are a gift from somebody who thought of us.

     Here is a bit of history about many common flower varieties healing properties and health affects. These flowers are commonly grown at home in flower beds and gardens, and some are used in arrangements and boutique by flower shops or in potted plants for landscaping. They are sold at most stores that carry live plants. Flowers have so many wonderful uses.  

     Flowers are used by alternative health practitioners and DO speak to your doctor before trying any of these flowers in person. This article is for information and history only. The author does not in any way advise or suggest or make claims for the use of flowers for health and she will not be held liable for any actions by you. Ask your doctor.

     Chrysanthemum: The healers of the Orient have long used “mums” for treating high blood pressure, headaches, dizziness and insomnia. The found this pretty flower helpful for chest pains caused by angina pectoris of the heart. Infusions have been used for tired and bloodshot eyes due to excessive reading, close range precision work, air borne allergies and lack of sleep.

     Daisy oh Daisy: One of the most well known flowers of all times. Daisies were once used for treating gout, arthritis and inflammations of the liver and bladder. Daisy’s usefulness in healing internal bursting, such as hernias have been regarded as quite valuable.

     Day Lilies: The root bulbs and the leaves are known to be excellent for sunburn, major burns and scalding.

     Geraniums: Are known as an astringent both internally and externally. The chopped root has been used to check diarrhea and hemorrhaging. Geranium leaf was pounded to release the healing properties and applied to cuts and nicks to stop bleeding.

     Hollyhock: Has been used for internal ulcers and relieving pain due to kidney stones.

     Iris: Is known to relieve accumulations of clear watery fluid that has formed in tissue or body cavities. A poultice of iris root and rose petals laid on bruises has been known to quickly clear them up.

     Marigolds: In areas of Central and South America, marigolds are used to cure tetanus and blood poisonings, along with venereal diseases. The ancient Aztecs used marigolds for correcting chronic constipation and to relieve fluid retention.

     Nasturtium: Are reported to help to break up mucous and congestion due to colds and flu. A tea prepared from the flowers and leaves has been known to act as a disinfectant that kills unfriendly bacteria on contact. It is also said to promote the development of white blood cells to fight infections.

     Pansies:  The sweet little Pansy is known to strengthen the heart. It was used to treat skin eruptions, particularly in children with acne, measles, mumps and chickenpox.

     Rose: One of the most common uses for rose in herbal healing was for treating eating disorders. Bulimia and Anorexia have been said to be successfully cured with rose tea.

Copyright© ash2008 Healing Flowers

: The healers of the Orient have long used “mums” for treating high blood pressure, headaches, dizziness and insomnia. The found this pretty flower helpful for chest pains caused by angina pectoris of the heart. Infusions have been used for tired and bloodshot eyes due to excessive reading, close range precision work, air borne allergies and lack of sleep.

     Daisy oh Daisy: One of the most well known flowers of all times. Daisies were once used for treating gout, arthritis and inflammations of the liver and bladder. Daisy’s usefulness in healing internal bursting, such as hernias have been regarded as quite valuable.

     Day Lilies: The root bulbs and the leaves are known to be excellent for sunburn, major burns and scalding.

     Geraniums: Are known as an astringent both internally and externally. The chopped root has been used to check diarrhea and hemorrhaging. Geranium leaf was pounded to release the healing properties and applied to cuts and nicks to stop bleeding.

     Hollyhock: Has been used for internal ulcers and relieving pain due to kidney stones.

     Iris: Is known to relieve accumulations of clear watery fluid that has formed in tissue or body cavities. A poultice of iris root and rose petals laid on bruises has been known to quickly clear them up.

     Marigolds: In areas of Central and South America, marigolds are used to cure tetanus and blood poisonings, along with venereal diseases. The ancient Aztecs used marigolds for correcting chronic constipation and to relieve fluid retention.

     Nasturtium: Are reported to help to break up mucous and congestion due to colds and flu. A tea prepared from the flowers and leaves has been known to act as a disinfectant that kills unfriendly bacteria on contact. It is also said to promote the development of white blood cells to fight infections.

     Pansies:  The sweet little Pansy is known to strengthen the heart. It was used to treat skin eruptions, particularly in children with acne, measles, mumps and chickenpox.

     Rose: One of the most common uses for rose in herbal healing was for treating eating disorders. Bulimia and Anorexia have been said to be successfully cured with rose tea.

Copyright© ash2008 Healing Flowers

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