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Six common flowers with healing properties

Here are some common festive flowers that possess medicinal qualities

Sadaf Naushad

Six common flowers with healing properties

Here are some common festive flowers that possess medicinal qualities

Six common flowers with healing properties
Six common flowers with healing properties

Nature is blessed with colour and beauty by the grace of flowers. These delicate and attractive plants not only breathe life into events but possess medicinal properties.

Six  Flowers with Medicinal Properties:

Here are some flowers that have the ability to heal and that everyone has come across at some point.

Roses:

Six common flowers with healing properties

Roses are evergreen flowers used in every occasion. These flowers are present   at weddings and funerals, parties and memorials, and have the world captivated with their vibrancy and fragrance.

However, many may not know that roses hold healing properties. They contain polyphenols and flavonoids holding anti-inflammatory properties and Vitamin C which is an excellent anti-oxidant.

Its anti-inflammatory properties help in treating external problems like cuts and burns as well as internal disturbance like body fatigue and improper digestion.

Evening Primrose:

Six common flowers with healing properties

You probably might have come across this common flower growing in someone’s personal garden or even some sidewalks.

These delicate flowers are grown for their oil-rich seeds that contain an essential fatty acid known as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).

GLA helps produce eicosanoids which regulate physiological processes of the skin such as blood regulation and reducing inflammation. Hence, Primrose oil is commonly used for treatment of skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

Jasmine:

Six common flowers with healing properties

Jasmines are delicate and potently fragrant, white-coloured flowers. The name is derived from the Persian origin word, Yasmin, that means Gift of God.

These tiny flowers hold high antispasmodic properties that relive muscle spasms and function as a painkiller.

It has also been used for ages to treat liver issues like scarring and hepatitis. In fact, its muscle relaxant properties also help ease out bowel muscles solving issues like diarrhea as well as constipation.

Lavender:

Six common flowers with healing properties

This purple-coloured flower represents purity, grace and calmness being associated with spiritual connectivity for centuries.

Lavenders contain linalyl acetate and linalool that play an important role in wound healing and mental relaxation.

Aroma therapy usually involves this delicate flower, as the linalool in the scent interacts with the neurotransmitter, GABA, calming the nervous system and making the body feel more relaxed.

Marigold (Calendula):

Six common flowers with healing properties

Marigold is one of the most famous festive flowers varying in the cheerful shades of orange and yellow.

The Calendula  genus are attractive flowers and have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal  as well as anti-bacterial properties 

This  makes them extremely useful in healing cuts and abrasions as well as soothing rashes and itchy allergies.

They are edible flowers that are also used to make salads and decorate cakes.

Chamomile:

Six common flowers with healing properties

Chamomiles represent renewal and rebirth in many cultures, generally representing joy, positivity and happiness.

These flowers contain many flavonoids that possess anti-inflammatory and strong antiphlogistic properties.

The antiphlogistic quality help the bodies and minds relax, improve sleeping patterns as a result. It also soothes the stomach after a heavy meal.

Chamomile tea plays a very important [part in reliving menstrual cramps as well, due to its anti-inflammation action.

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