Beyond the power of their beauty, many common garden flowers have amazing healing properties.
Since this is the week before Mother's Day I thought it would be great to have some fun with flowers! So all week long I'm going to be posting information about the healing and culinary uses of a wide variety of flowers.
To kick the week off, I wanted to share a bit of interesting information about some of my favorite garden flowers that I hope will find their way into your natural medicine cabinet.
You may not know that the vast majority of pharmaceutical drugs are synthetic replications of flowers, buds, herbs, tree bark and plant roots. These synthesized versions often contain toxic side effects that can damage your liver, kidneys and other vital organs. So keeping it natural is a much better route to go.
“Because they are powerful, even plant based tonics, extracts, tinctures and teas can produce unexpected results . . . so when in doubt ask an herbalist.”
It is important to keep in mind that while they are natural, and therefore easier for your body to use and excrete, plants are powerful medicines and can have side effects. So it is very important to understand a little about them, how to effectively use them and which ones should be used only under the supervision of a naturopath, herbalist or other healthcare professional.
It's essential that your flowers are organic or wildcrafted to ensure that you are not just making a concentrated batch of harmful environmental chemicals. If you don't have a yard or pots to grow your own, look for a reputable grower at your local farmer's market or purchase dried flowers from a health food market.
Each one of these flowers is super easy to grow so you will find them in yards and gardens around the world!
Healing With Beauty – The Healing Properties of Common Garden Flowers