We all love flowers for different reasons. It may be the fragrance of a lilly bouquet or the stunning visual appeal of a colourful set of roses, there is something them for everyone. However some flowers are notorious for being quite different in why they are popular around the world. We have taken a look at flowers used for medicinal purposes around the world, hoping that you too can try them out and explore for yourself if their uses. Here is a list of 10 flowers with medicinal value.
Carnations come usually in a light shade of pink, and resemble roses in their look, but they are handy in more ways than one. It is possible to use the petals of this beautiful flower in order to brew a carnation tea known for reducing anxiety and stress.
You may of already known about the numerous uses of sage these days but particularly many years ago. It was used as a meat preservative for hunters, as it is known for killing bacteria. Nowadays sage’s medicinal use is more for aiding your digestive systems, meaning to cure a lack of appetite, diarrhea or bloating!
Ginger has similar benefits to the digestive system as Sage, but also has anti-inflammatory benefits to cure the likes of pains in your joints. It can also cure many forms of nausea including morning sickness.
The wide range of benefits associated with garlic are no secret. Apart from adding flavour to a curry and keeping away vampires, garlic is said to keep be able to combat the common cold, fight certain cancers, sooth toothaches and even help you live longer!
The medicinal uses of lilac comes in the form of a lilac tonic, which is used to reduce fevers, whilst historically been used in aromatherapy also.
Echinacea is traditionally a very strong herb, with properties for medicinal use that you have likely utilised before. It has been used against bee stings, warts, dizziness and more but is probably best know for battling the common cold or flu. Studies carried out in the 1990s found that Echinacea could reduce the persons chance of catching a cold by 58%, whilst a herbal remedy could also reduce the length of the cold by 1.4 days.