Flowers are Not Only for Girls

Flowers are Not Only for Girls

It’s a very common thing for girls to love flowers because they can mean many things, depending on the type or color of the flowers or the reason you’re giving them and to let girls know that they mean something special to the ones giving it. But did you know flowers can also be use as medicine? Yes, it can also be a powerful tool for a potent medicine for medical uses.

Rose ( Rosa Damascena)

Flowers are Not Only for Girls

More than just a beautiful flower it petals can be use as a herbal medicine and are made into tea for the treatment of stress, depression, sinus congestion, colds, digestive ailments, nausea, vomiting, constipation, sore throats, coughs, swollen eyes, puffiness, broken capillaries, insomnia, PMS, menopausal symptoms, reduced libido, and eating disorders. The essential oil is used in giving massages or aromatherapy;  to help regenerate skin. The seed pods or as we know rose hips are an excellent source of vitamin C and sometimes used as a kidney tonic.

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Flowers are Not Only for Girls

Growing up to 4.6 m tall, sunflowers have large, rough and hairy leaves, oval shape and a large head growing about 20-30 cm in diameter that consists of numerous, densely arranged florets can also be used as medicine. Its seeds, leaves, root is rich in vitamin A and E, Magnesium, B-1, B-5, phosphorous, manganese, folate, zinc, amino acids and Omega-3 that can be considered as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. It can help in reducing the symptoms of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis and help in cases of bronchial, pulmonary and laryngeal problems. They can be applied as an addition to therapy of colon cancer, high blood pressure, and migraine headaches. Due to their magnesium content, Sunflower seeds can also act as prevention against heart attacks and strokes. Sunflower leaves can be used as an infusion to treat high fevers, lung problems, and diarrhea. As a poultice, Sunflower root is used against snake and spider bites.

Iris (Iridaceae)

Flowers are Not Only for Girls

Iris is a name derives from the term “rainbow”, which refers to multiple colors that these flowers may have it have a long deep green leaves and flowers with fan-like petals, which can be blue, purple, pink, yellow or white. The fruit resembles a capsule and contains many round small seeds, which can also be cultivated, although this method takes a lot of time.  Iris is generally used by both the cosmetic and the pharmaceutical industries to make perfumes and body lotions, it can also be used as a great medicinal plant, treat various health problems. Rich in many beneficial substances which will enhance your body’s capacity to fight all threats and the most important active compounds are acids, vitamins, tannin, volatile oils, minerals like sodium, selenium, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, magnesium and manganese, natural enzymes, nutrients and antioxidants. It can used for treating affections such as dandruff, wounds, also used in affections such as asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism or cough, a good tonic. For treating acne, Fragments of rhizomes can be given to babies to chew in order to help with teeth growth and to ease the process.

Orchid (Orchidaceae)

Flowers are Not Only for Girls

Orchids have been used as medicinal herbs for centuries. New research has discovered many new applications of the different orchid species, and today there are at least 50 orchid species used especially in traditional Chinese medicine formulas. Dried orchids can use to boost the immune system, cancer treatment, eye sight improvement, and regaining strength after healing and quick recovery after sex. The parts of the orchids used most frequently are the stems and bulbs, as they are designed to keep the plant alive during the dry season, and are also rich in nutritive substances.

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