The Power of Flowers
In the spirit of spring, we would like to turn your attention to the wonderful world of flowers and what kind of special healing powers they hold so every time you “stop to smell them,” you know exactly what’s in store!
Please keep in mind the following
is strictly informative and does not
in any way advise you to use these flowers without first consulting with your
Chrysanthemum: The healers of the Orient have long used "mums" for treating high blood pressure, headaches, dizziness and insomnia. They found this pretty flower helpful for chest pains while infusions were used for tired and bloodshot eyes due to excessive reading, close range precision work, air borne allergies and lack of sleep.
Daisies: One of the most well known flowers of all times, daisies were once used for treating gout, arthritis and inflammations of the liver and bladder.
Day Lilies: The root bulbs and the leaves are known to be excellent for sunburn, major burns and scalding.
Geraniums: Known as an astringent both internally and externally; the chopped root was used to check diarrhea and hemorrhaging. Geranium leaf was pounded to release its healing properties and applied to cuts and nicks to stop bleeding.
Hollyhock: Has been used for internal ulcers and relieving pain due to kidney stones.
Iris: Is known to relieve accumulations of clear watery fluid formed in tissue or body cavities. A poultice of iris root and rose petals has been known to clear up bruises.
Marigolds: In areas of Central and
South America, marigolds are
used to cure tetanus and blood poisonings, along with venereal diseases. The
ancient Aztecs used marigolds for correcting chronic constipation and to
relieve fluid retention.
Nasturtium: Are reported to help break up mucous and congestion due to colds and flu. A tea prepared from the flowers and leaves has been known to act as a disinfectant that kills unfriendly bacteria. It is also said to promote the development of white blood cells to fight infections.
Pansies: The sweet little Pansy is known to strengthen the heart. It was used to treat skin eruptions, particularly in children with acne, measles, mumps and chickenpox.
Rose: One of the most common uses for rose in herbal healing was for treating eating disorders. Bulimia and Anorexia have been said to be successfully cured with rose tea.
While there are many flowers out there with medicinal/healing powers, it’s also good to consult with experts when using any form of poultice, aromatherapy or alternative healing methods.
You can smell some of these fragrances upon entering our front door and during a variety of our specialty treatments. If you enjoy the power of flowers, stop in for visit!