Our ancestors used medicinal plants centuries ago. Even now, many of us rely on such traditional remedies. Here is a few of our favourite powerful medicinal flowers.
Beautiful small white flowers. As its name suggests, Eyebright is good for swollen, and sore eyes. Use it to make a tea and/or a wash, it brings down inflammation, and is generally good for ears, nose or throat.
To make a Hayfever Remedy:
Take the tops and flowers of eyebright, nettle sping tops, plantain leaf, elderflower - dry the herbs, then mix 1 cup and take a tablespoon 3 times a day.
Part of the Pea family, Red (and white) clover has tiny 'fairy' pea pods that are full of protein. The whole flower heads are great in pesto and salads.
Red clover is gently cleansing, tones the whole system, boosts the function of all organs of elimination so is great for skin conditions including kids eczema. It's also used in cancer tea blends, and is good for menopause, helps body transition without resorting to HRT.
Also known as Moon wort, Mugwort can be spotted by the silver underside to its dark green leaves. Mugwort is aromatic and bitter, and used to be a beer flavouring.
A warming plant, (bitter is generally cooling, but aromatic is warming), it's good for liver gall bladder stagnation, anger, menstruation, transition into puberty, and can be used externally for aches and pains.
Mugwort is also said to aid lucid dreaming - put a bundle under your pillow when you go to sleep, or drink some tea before bedtime.
Native to Central America, Echinacea is a flowering plant commonly known as cone flower. It is also a popular herb in the world. The leaves, flowers, stems and roots of echinacea can be used for medical purposes. This herb works as active chemicals in your body and fight against fungus, reduce flu and inflammation.
Health benefits of Echinacea include:
Best anti inflammatory herb for stiffness of joints.
Improves immunity power of the body.
Roots of Echinacea widely exported for medical purposes.
Stimulate the growth of blood cells.
Prevention against chances for cold, bronchitis and sore throats.
An edible flowering plants widely grows in South America. The flowers, stem and leaves of dandelion plants also used in production of a number of medicines. Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins and nutrients. It is also used to make wine and coffee substitutes.
Health benefits of Dandelion include:
Can cure liver problems.
Act as a cleaning tonic for blood vessels.
Balance blood sugar level and cholesterol level.
Prevention against gallstones.
Quick relief to ankle swelling.
Improves the function of pancreas.