10 unexpected Medicinal uses of Flowers
Flowers have a significant role in human life. They intrigued us with their unique beauty and alluring scents. Flowers are the best gift of nature to us which make man happy, cheerful and also possess some unbelievable characteristics. Flowers have their own language like they express themselves through colours, with fragile blooms etc. Isn’t it surprising? They also plays an important role in weddings, functions etc.
Here are some amazing facts about flowers.
Being so beautiful Rose helps in relieving stomach pain, diarrhoea, cancer treatment in folk medicine. Rose hips are the fruits of roses (the berry-like fruit structure of rose) which are the richest source of Vitamin C, used for making jams, jellies and also brewed for tea.
Sunflowers brew helps in the treatment of Ulcers and in menstrual cramps. In case of sore throats it can be used for gargling also.
It helps in the treatment of fever, inflammation, acne and sore throats. Chrysanthemum means wealth, optimism, peace and friendship.
Seed paste of lotus is used in many pastry, cake and pudding recipes. It is used in traditional Chinese medicines in stopping diarrhoea. It lowers blood sugar level, cholesterol, relieves inflammation, regulates menstrual cycle and also controls acne.
Substances isolated from orchids are used in making perfumes, spices and in traditional Asian medicine. Even Vanilla flavour is extracted from the pod of Vanila planifolia, which is a species of Orchid. Unique feature of Orchids is they resemble with various recognizable figures, plants or animals.
Madonna lily was used in 17th century for treatment of snake bites and sore muscles. Its leaves and flowers used to make useful liniments to heal wounds and bruises. It helps in the treatment of depression and removing toxicity. It also stands for good luck in the Chinese culture and in Chinese language, it symbolizes 'being forever in love'!
Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico .Used in cakes, tarts, pastries, salads for decoration and in garnishing of deserts. They are very susceptible to viral and bacterial infections.
Rich source of vitamin A and C, Calcium, iron and potassium. Petals of flower are used for making dandelion wine while its roasted roots are used as a caffeine free dandelion coffee. As a medicine it is used in China for curing diabetes, cancer, bacterial and fungal infection. Dandelion is popular for its diuretic properties and it increases urine output.
Medicinal properties ascribed to the daisy include that it slows bleeding, relieves indigestion and eases coughs. In homeopathy, the garden daisy is known as the gardener's friend for its ability to ease an aching back.
Daffodils are cultivated for commercial use for making galantamine, a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.