(NaturalPath) Flowers are everywhere and they are wonderful to look at, but there are other uses as well, and that’s not just the mesmerizing smell. Flowers are used in aromatherapy. However, there are ways that some beautiful flowers can be used as natural medicines to bring your body back into harmony.
This amazing flower is essential in aromatherapy because of its soothing fragrance that helps in calming the nerves, respiratory problems, ensuring proper blood circulation, decreasing high blood pressure and achieving a sound sleep as well. Additionally, it can help prevent fungal and bacterial infections, prevent hair loss and be a skin cleanser.
Chrysanthemum or Chrysanths are widely used in Indian Ayruvedic medicines. There are different uses for the flower based on which color you are using, whether white, orange or yellow. The best way to receive the full benefit of this flower is to drink its tea as it helps calm the nerves, prevent dizziness, relieve stress, soothe eyes, clear the liver and decrease your fever. Additionally, it can help relieve a sore throat, nasal congestion as well as counter acne and pimples. As a home remedy it may be used to regularizing the irregular menstrual cycle and relieve your stomachache and helping with digestion.
The beautiful Marigold flower is found nearly everywhere in the world. Its health benefits include removal of warts, allergies, eye problems, dandruff removal, skin infections, ulcers, killing germs, healing wounds, detox, diabetes, eczema, cancer, sunburns and many others. Marigolds also include antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties and can be used in anti-aging cream and ointments. Some home remedies include use on hemorrhoids, asthma and cough, ringworm, and ear pain.
The rose is a versatile flower as it is known both for its commercial and medicinal uses. Roses are a very good source of vitamin C and contain a number of useful medicinal properties including anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-depressant capabilities. They are also helpful in digestion, stomach and eye problems, headaches, sore throat, diarrhea, depression, itchiness, skin infections, inflammation, pimples, acne, blackheads, and other health-related problems.
5. Ginger Lily
The ginger lily, also known as Hydychium, is widely known. As an essential oil, it is used in aromatherapy. It is also helpful in liver problems, digestion irregularities, pain, bronchitis, asthma and other respiratory problems, wounds, fever, ulcers and eye problems.
6. JasmineJasmine is another multipurpose flower. There are two types: colored jasmine and yellow jasmine. The health properties of Jasmine include helping with eye disease, heath problems, migraines, coughs, colds, skin problems, oral infections, ear infections and dental problems.
Razi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.