Healing Properties of Flowers: Use these Flowers to Heal Yourself

Throughout history, flowers have been used for many things. People use flowers to symbolize complex emotions, like love, fidelity and remembrance. Flowers have been used for centuries for medicinal, aromatherapy and other healing purposes. These days, people commonly send cut bouquets and arrangements as a way to communicate things like “I’m sorry” and “Thank you.”

Scientists agree that hundreds of thousands of flowers exist – more than 270,000 at current count. Around 35,000 of those are various species of roses, which are some of the most culturally valuable and gifted flowers worldwide.

The ancient Egyptians were passionate about the lotus flower, which they considered sacred. They said the flower symbolized resurrection because it’s capable of lying dormant for years during droughts, then blooming once the land becomes damp enough again. Egyptians even used the resurrecting flower during burials.

We all know flowers are beautiful to look at, but that’s not their only merit. In fact, many blooms also have healing properties that make them just as useful as they are pretty to look at. For instance, sunflowers are known for being bright and cheerful, but they can also be brewed into tea that helps soothe sore throats and menstrual cramps! Here are a few other flowers with practical healing properties:

Lavender
Lavender has long been used in aromatherapy as an essential oil that helps many people relax and manage stress, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Lavender oil also has some surprising anti-inflammatory and antiseptic benefits as a topical treatment. It’s sometimes used to treat wounds, burns and even acne, as well as heal some throat and chest conditions.

Jasmine
Jasmine is very popular in tea form, and not just because it makes a delicious drink. Jasmine eases many body aches and cramps and can also benefit the digestive system. People use jasmine to manage ulcers and indigestion, along with anxiety and sleep issues.

Calendula
Calendula is one of the most well-known floral healers. Also called pot marigold, calendula petals have been used for centuries to heal cuts, burns and wounds. This is no surprise, considering calendula’s incredible antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory glycosides. The flower is also commonly used to heal many skin conditions, including rashes, acne and athlete’s foot.

Rose
Roses, one of the most popular flowers for cut arrangements, are also commonly used for medicinal purposes. Roses contain a great deal of vitamin C, an important antioxidant for overall health and fighting some more serious conditions like heart disease and stroke. Rose petals can help increase circulation, fight depression and anxiety, relieve infections and combat viruses, among a number of other health benefits. If one of your friends needs a mood lift, send them healing roses along with chrysanthemums.

Echinacea
Echinacea’s uses in medicine and healing date back to early Native American tribes who used the flower to treat various wounds and diseases that afflicted them. Echinacea contains compounds called alkylamides that are effective at treating both internal and external conditions. For example, echinacea has been used to manage sore throats, colds and the flu.

Passionflower
Passionflowers are one of the most interesting looking flowers, known for their unique petal formations and vibrant colors. As far as healing goes, these flowers are adept at treating many mental and emotional conditions, including stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety and panic. The relaxant can also aid those with asthma, shingles and epilepsy. Passionflowers are such a great sedative that they’ve been used medicinally since the Aztecs first discovered their healing properties.

Hawthorn
Hawthorn flowers are small and dainty, but their health benefits are enormous. Actually a member of the rose family, hawthorn contains several antioxidants that have amazing heart-health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, improving circulation and even strengthening the heart muscle. Its cardiovascular benefits are so great that it’s often recommended for use by seniors with a history of heart disease in their family.

 

 

38 Comments

  1. Flower therapy is one of the most natural and universal ways we express our feelings and flower remedy or essence these gifts of nature have the power to heal Depending on which flowers you are using thanks for the article….

  2. Thank you so much this. I really needed this. Thanks a lot.

  3. Never knew that flowers had such healing properties, so happy that I came across this article! Thanks a lot!

  4. Many flowers have healing properties that make them just as useful as they are pretty to look at. For instance, sunflowers are known for being bright and cheerful, but they can also be brewed into tea that helps soothe sore throats and menstrual cramps. Besides lavender,passionflower, rose, jasmine etc. are also fall under same category which are very useful for healing purposes.

  5. excellent article on flowers and their healing capacities

  6. Flower therapy is one of the most natural and universal ways we express our feelings.

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  8. there are many flowers with different properties……i love rose because Roses contain a great deal of vitamin C, an important antioxidant for overall health and fighting some more serious conditions like heart disease and stroke.

  9. everyone should know about the properties oa a flower
    great post

  10. really good idea thanks for sharing.

  11. i didn’t knew that flowers can be this useful but thanks to this article, now i know. Thank you for sharing.

  12. it was an very beautiful article

  13. well the flower is only thing that attract everybody and also help to heal our health

  14. flower is a kind of medicine and it also help to heal the immune system

  15. thanks for the article . it was very interesting
    hope to see more articles like this in future

  16. it is one of the most intresting article i have ever read about flowers and about its threapy….it is one of the most powerful gift from nature..

  17. Very good and knowledgeable article thanks for this

  18. I have had never knew the healing property of flower untill i read this post. Thank you for wonderful article.

  19. flower is only thing help to heal the immune system.the power to heal Depending on which flowers you are using.

  20. it is very informative and important article. i learn many more important topic in this articles.keep it up sir.thanks.

  21. Flowers were always beneficial to us but never knew the other benefits like these. Since this article is written in simple and understandable form, it is really really helpful.

  22. very good article and i hope to see more articles like this in the future

  23. thankyou for sharing this post.it is very important about the things surrounding us

  24. Flower therapy one of the natural and universal ways to express our feeling and flower remedy or essence of nature have the power to heal Depending on which flowers you are using thanks for the interesting article.

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  27. Many flowers have healing properties that make them just as useful as they are pretty to look at. For instance, sunflowers are known for being bright and cheerful, but they can also be brewed into tea that helps soothe sore throats and menstrual cramps. Besides lavender,passionflower, rose, jasmine etc. are also fall under same category which are very useful for healing purposes.

  28. A very useful article explaing the importance of flower . Its is really really important. Thanks for sharing and giving such great informations.

  29. this is natural god gifted Healing Properties of Flowers…excellent review with remarkable point reveled here about wonders of flowers…

  30. Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same

  31. Thanks a lot Dear for your lovely health and fitness and therapy information.

  32. Very good and knowledgeable article thanks for this

  33. so happy to know about this tings and thank you for putting your effort on this.

  34. Flower has not only influences our mind, charms us or gives a pleasant feelings bus also gives us natural treatment and heals our body with natural component that are in short at times. May be this is why from ancient time flowers have been used for bath among the royal families and now a days it becomes very popular therapy that is available in most of the far eastern and oriental countries and that also attracts millions of tourist to visit those countries.

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