Garden Flowers


Making good use of things around us is not only smart but can he healthy as well. Consider the common flowers as a source of herbal remedies.

There are many garden flowers in our yard that have healing properties. You may be surprised just how many kinds of garden flowers you can use and just how well common flowers can work to heal your body.

Geraniums are a very common sight in gardens throughout the United States. These beauties have the ability to heal your body from diarrhea. They also have extraordinary healing properties for inflammation of the kidneys and gall bladder.

This flower can also be used as a mouthwash. Gargling with a tea made from the root will relax the throat muscles and is really helpful when you have a throat infection. When you make a tea from an herbal root for herbal remedies, you will need to boil the root for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Marigolds are good for numerous skin conditions, such as eczema, acne and even the most extreme cases of dry skin. It can be helpful to treat bee stings and frost bite. Dry the flowers and use in tea form. Marigolds are known to have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

The Chrysanthemum has been known as a hardy plant that we use in the fall for our colorful gardens. It's not unusual to hear about Chrysanthemum tea but did you know that it's a natural diuretic? This wonderful smelling flower works similar to an antibiotic as well in our body. It can help with headaches and to balance the kidney and liver.Making a tea of the dried flowers and drinking it 2 or 3 times a day is recommended. You should measure 1 tablespoon to 1 quart of water. Pour boiling water over the dried flowers, but don't boil them. This is known as an infusion for tea which is used with dried parts of herbs.

California Poppy has many uses in herbal remedies. Just as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz", breathed in the poppy aroma and fell asleep, poppies have sedative qualities. In order to make a tea from poppies, use the dried flower, removing the seeds, chop it up and blend it up into a powder. Use about 3 poppies per one cup of tea. Boil the powder and strain it. Poppies can also be used as a calmative herb for nervousness. This should not be used if you're pregnant.

Roots are best boiled to remove the herbal properties.

In most cases, dried parts are better made into tea by pouring boiled water over the dried parts.

Check with your doctor if you are on prescription medication or have a serious illness before using any herbal remedy.

Check with your doctor before using any herbs if you're pregnant.