Flowers That Heal
are not only beautiful in vases on your table or scattered
throughout our yards and gardens, many also have medicinal
marigolds, lavender and violets are all flowers with more then
just a pretty face and sweet perfume.
They can be used in herbal skincare, herbal remedies and
toxin free cleaning items for around the house.
They are powerful and effective and a lot safer then
chemicals or prescription drugs.
called the Queen of Flowers, has so very many uses.
Rose hips have been used for centuries in cough remedies
and as a potent source of Vitamin C.
Put some in a jar and cover with apple juice.
Overnight they will turn into a jam.
What a great way to take your vitamins.
The petals of several types are transformed into rose
absolute, rose attar, rosewater and rose wax all of which are
prized as ingredients in high end skincare lines.
It is gentle and safe for all skin types.
I love these rosy things so much!!!
I include them in my very popular RadiantRose Nite Cream.
Let’s not forget to mention the romantic uses.
Getting a dozen roses will definitely get my attention!!!
I find the scent quite heavenly.
makes a fabulous addition to a garden just by the virtue of the
fragrance. And we have so many varieties to choose from.
Brushing against the
flowers imbues a wonderful scent that is calming and relaxing to
the mind. The
essential oil is a potent as an anti-bacterial when used on
itchy skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis, minor
burns and bites.
Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar calls the essential oil
“first aid in a bottle.”
Lavender flowers soaked in honey would no only be good
for a scratchy throat it could also be effective as a wound
healer. I love
something that has more then one use!!!
which grace the ground all around the Plant Sanctuary,
are an ancient symbol of
fertility and were infused in wine and honey for wedding
They were worn in garlands to relieve headaches.
Violet vinegar was used
as a wash for gout and arthritic inflammation.
In 19th Century Europe
the scent was the most popular perfume fragrance.
The flowers can be candied for cake decorations.
I personally love a slice of Lavender Cake with Lavender
Ice Cream for very special occasions!!
doesn’t love a massive Hydrangea in the garden?
But who knew that it also
has medicinal uses.
Hydrangea root has been used extensively, currently and in days
long past, to help dissolve and pass kidney and gallstones.
The Cherokee chewed the bark for stomach issues and found
it valuable as a diuretic.
Modern herbalists use it as a prostate tonic and
laxative. A bunch of
flowers is gorgeous fresh cut or dried!!
but not least the lovely marigolds or Calendula officinalis.
This bright eyed flower is used extensively as an
anti-inflammatory, to soothe bruises on the skin for rashes or
breakouts. It blooms
in orange or yellow flower can be used as a dye and was
sometimes used in the past to brighten up pale summer butter.
I love these flowers!
They are the ingredient in my CalendulaBlossom Cream.
It is a bit heavier then the Rose cream and great for
folks who dig in the dirt.
. This plant
has a long growing season offering a long period of garden
color. I love to see
it planted with Dandelion.
Together they put on quite a show.
Dandelion is another flower I absolutely love – but that
is another article.
Remember, this article is
for informational purposes only.
These are suggestions.
Check with your family
practitioner, doctor or a qualified herbalist when using herbs
for health and beauty purposes.