“Flowers heal the soul… and they also heal the mind and body.”
The small yellow and white chamomile flowers are wonderful in the garden, and these flowers make a great tea that soothes away anxiety, stress, help with colds, flues, and boost your immunity.
Chamomile is a very important herb that most people take for granted. Chamomile grows in Europe, the US, and all over in temperate climates… and is well known for soothing away stress. Chamomile is a great antibiotic, and if used in a salves or cream works wonders for soothing away skin infections… and if taken as tea or capsules helps with invading microbes.
Chamomile Tea is brim full of antioxidants that boost your immune system and thus help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Studies show that Chamomile contains polyphenols just like green tea that helps to slow the aging process and also help prevent colds and flues… and keeps working for more than 2 weeks after you stop taking Chamomile.
Chamomile is also a good anti-inflammatory agent that can soothe irritated skin. It can create a healing balm for mucus membranes of the eyes, gums, intestines, and helps with mouth ulcers as a gargle… also works well for arthritis, joint pain, and rheumatism. Chamomile creams and ointments soothe away the itch, swelling, and pain associated with hemorrhoids.
Chamomile is a great antiseptic agent for acne, allergies, burns, psoriasis, stings, bruises, diaper rash, chickenpox, bites, eczema, swelling, and other skin problems and irritations. And studies show that Chamomile can speed up the healing of skin wounds. And a new study shows that Chamomile is just as effective as 1% hydrocortisone.
Chamomile Tea and capsules can take the edge off emotions… and make your panic attack and anxiety disappear.
Chamomile is great for calming down and easing away stress. Chamomile Tea open up the lungs and eases breathing during colds and flues. Chamomile Tea will lull you to sleep… works great for insomnia. Studies show that Chamomile Tea can create glycine which is a good soothing agent for all the muscles in the body, and works well for cramps associated with PMS. And it’s very soothing for stomach irritations, cramps, and intestinal cramps… and Chamomile can with vaginal inflammation.
Chamomile is one of the best healing agents for IBS and gas. Because Chamomile is full of antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds for colds and flues.
Roses grow all over the world and in green houses even in ever area of the globe. Roses have so many poems about them. Roses awaken our spirit and remind us of love and allow our spirit to fly free. Plus the aroma of a rose is amazingly healing.
Rose Petals contain Vitamin A, C, D, and E and some B Vitamins too. Rose Petals also contains antioxidants, and they are a mild sedative, anti-depressant, and mood-enhancing agent. Rose water is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and can be use for all kinds of skin ailments like eczema, psoriasis, and works great for sunburns too!
Rose water is a very mild diuretic, helping to rid your body of excess water, and works well for a gentle detoxing agent. And Rose water helps open up the lungs, and aids in decongesting the nasal passages, sinuses, even asthma… if you add it to a steam bath. In Chinese Medicine Rose Petals are used for pain, menstrual disorders, and GI distress… and Rose Petals work well for curing diarrhea.
In Malaysia and other Indonesian countries they use Rose Water to make syrupy drinks with milk or coconut milk, and they add Rose water to ice tea. They feel Rose Water is soothing and calming for the mind/body. Rose Petals have a great fragrance that will relax and sooth… thus they work well for tea… and you can make Rose Petal Syrup and Preserves.
Rose Water can also be added to rice, puddings, cakes, curries, and even Baklava. And you can make Rose Petal water which is great for relaxing in your bath, also a good astringent and skin toning agent. Just boil up some rose petals… put it in a bottle and keep it chilled.
Rose water works great for bug bites by…soothing, healing, cooling and getting rid of inflammation. Rose water is great for the scalp… by nourishing, soothing, and getting rid of itchy flaky areas… also great for your hair, helping to increase blood flow to the hair follicles.
You can make perfumes and soaps, just about anything you can imagine with Rose water… even cleaning solutions by adding Epson Salts to Rose water. And of course putting a few Rose Petals on your eyes while soaking in the tub will do you so much good… cooling and soothing away the tender areas around your eyes…add a few rose scented candles and you are relaxing in style.
Lavender is powerful medicine for all kinds of aliments. Lavender grows all over the world and has many health benefits… and lavender heals ever part of our being.
Lavender helps with anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression, and emotional upsets. Lavender is a good antiseptic agent helping to get rid of bacteria and other microbes. Also this wonderful flowering plant works wonders for GI distress, GI spasms, gas, irritated and mucus membranes.
Lavender is great for bruises, sprains, and also helps with headaches, migraines, and works great for massaging away discomforts.
Lavender has also been proven to be a great anti-fungal compound that helps with skin fungal pathogens. And lavender is great for treating those who have anxiety when they go to the dentist… just a little lavender used as a aromatherapy agent will sooth away tension.
Lavender also works well for PMS and the symptoms related to PMS. And for children lavender helps with pain, anxiety, and tension thus helping to cut down on the use of over the counter drugs.
And lavender has been used to treat anxiety and seems to work just as well as some anti-anxiety medications.
Sunflowers always make people smile, those bright yellow flowers grow all over the world and have many health benefits.
Sunflower seeds are full of Vitamins E and B’s and also wonderful amounts of tryptophan making it easy to relax and sleep well. Sunflower Seeds are full of selenium, copper, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals that are needed for enzyme production… thus keeping you healthy.
Full of anti-oxidants and Vitamin E Sunflower Seeds help prevent cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis and even strokes. And Sunflower Seeds are full of Phytosterols that lower your cholesterol… and boost your immune response thus fight cancer.
Sunflower Seeds can help lower blood pressure, prevent migraines, and help with asthma. Plus help repair DNA and detox the body of harmful free radicals.
Sunflower Seeds are anti-inflammatory and thus prevent arthritis, asthma, and other inflammatory diseases. This is very important in this day and age of obesity and lack of exercise… because the couch potato lifestyle creates inflammation.
And Sunflower Seeds can also help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression, and they are called brain food… helping to improve memory. You can sprinkle Sunflower Seeds on your salad, add them to yogurt, crust some salmon with them, or eat them plain.
Plant some flowers in your garden and start to healing your emotional and your body at the same time.
Remember flowers do change everything…
give some flowers today to someone you love.
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