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Use of flowers in medicine

A list of flowers and their natural use in medicine.

Nathalie Scerri

on 1 February 2011

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Flowers Medicine Calendula Chamomile Jasmine Lavendar Heather Violet St John's Wort Dandelion Flowers are normally associated with beauty and scents. Flowers are also known for their use in medicine. It is a bittersweet, salty herb. It soothes the digestive system, clears infections and supports the heart. It is also beneficial in skin care. It is one of the most widely used flower for herbal teas. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and helpful in menstruative & intestinal cramps. Jasmine tea infusions are recommended for treating infections, urinary inflammation and fevers. Jasmine flower compresses can also be made to treat heat stroke, headaches, or anxiety. Anise For treating coughs, bronchitis and a stuffy nose. Promotes milk production in nursing mothers. Cushions filled with dried lavender flowers can help to induce sleep and ease stress or depression. Honey made from heather flowers has been shown to have high antibacterial activity. A tea made of Heather blossoms is used to suppress coughing, and as an aid for sleeplessness. A stronger infusion is used to treat urinary tract infections. A syrup, made from the flower petals, is good medicine for cough and hoarseness of voice. It relieves inflammation and abdominal pain. It is used medicinally as an anti-inflammatory for strains and sprains St. John's wort also has been used to treat muscular spasms, cramps, and tension that results in muscular spasms. Dandelion may be used for a wide range of conditions such as poor digestion, liver disorders, and high blood pressure. Its roots are used to increase urine production by promoting the excretion of salts and water from the kidney. Sources http://www.umm.edu
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