While flowers are beautiful, fragrant and endlessly mood-enhancing, there really is so much more to them than that. Flowers have tons of amazing health benefits that we often overlook.
Have you ever been in a health food store and noticed that there are things on the shelves like dandelion root tea, rose hip oil or lavender essence? That’s because those flowers (and many more) are insanely valuable in healing a variety of ailments.
Flowers can help us with everything from anxiety to bloating to that bug problem you have in your bedroom. There’s an amazing list of benefits that come along with our floral friends – nature can give us so much more than some stunning landscapes and lovely smells.
Speaking of fragrance, sniffing flowers like lavender can actually relieve stress and help you calm down after a busy day. That’s just one example of the many health and wellness problems that flowers can alleviate just by breathing!
To find out more about the magical healing power of flowers, check out the brief list of flowers and their health benefits below – I’m sure you’ll be surprised at just how helpful our favourite blooms can be!
Calla lily essence can help us relax and unwind so that we can drift off into a restful slumber. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, it could be beneficial to take a couple drops of calla lily essence to promote a deep sleep.
Chamomile is an amazing calming agent. Sip some chamomile tea or spray some of its essence to soften your mood and encourage a peaceful atmosphere in your space.
Lavender is probably one of the most useful flowers in terms of healing various ailments and cleansing your space. It can be used to heal afflictions like depression, headaches, bug bites and even addictions, to name a few. It’s also often used in tons of bath and cleaning products like shampoo, face wash and laundry detergent. I always keep a bottle of lavender pillow spray beside my bed to help me relax and get a good night’s sleep.
Echinacea is often used to alleviate cold and flu symptoms. People also use it to help with pain, migraines and some infections. Native Americans used it for centuries to treat a wide variety of ailments. The plant is available in pretty much any form – you can get your fill through ointments, pills, oils and more.
Marigold or calendula can heal both internal and external ailments. Externally, marigold can help with sunburns, cuts, swelling and more, while internally it can help to detoxify and purify your system. Like most of the flowers I’ve listed, marigold comes in a variety of forms like lotion or tea.
Not only can flowers aid in countless physical ailments, but they also have amazing magical powers which can be realized to their full potential through rituals, baths and potions. I find this aspect of the plant world super interesting!
If you think you’d like to find out more about the spiritual side of flower healing, I would recommend you read The Magic of Flowers by Tess Whitehurst. It’s a great read because it provides a comprehensive, A-Z overview of flowers and their various mystical healing properties. I love keeping it on my bookshelf as a guide I can easily reference.
As I always stress in all of my health-related posts, I am NOT a doctor. Please always consult a professional before you take any of my advice!
Do you guys use any plants or flowers as natural medicine? Let me know in the comments!