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Updated: Apr 16

The power of flowers can heal; re-balance and create more harmony.



Medicinal flowers can do small, big miracles. These flowers suggested below are seasonal, easy to grow and ornamental. They also resonate on a high frequency to assist in re-balancing one's physiological harmony.


Enjoying the sheer brilliance of the flowers in your garden, while benefiting from their healing and therapeutic properties too! Here is today's shortlisted suggestions:


"A Rose is a Rose is a Rose."

The Rose, this beauty can treat digestive issues. The petals can also be used to enhance the flavor of desserts and relieve depression. In the Greek tradition, a rose marmalade is traditionally prepared in the monasteries. Additionally, rose water calms the irritation in the eyes while rose tea is used to cure constipation. Rose paste can also be used for acne management and treat acne breakouts.


Morning Glory flowers have both beneficial and toxic effects pending on which part of the plant you use. The remedial properties come from the use of the flower petals. Their mild laxative effects have emenagogue effect on the body and can induce periods in women or labor pains


The Carnation flower which seems like a plan Jane variety compared to some of the more exotic flowers has various no-non sense uses. The base of the flower is bitter and when removed, the petals can be used to brew tea to reduce stress, fatigue and/or anxiety. The petals can be used to also treat skin breakouts and reduce swelling or inflammation. .


Hot tea made from boiling Chrysanthemum flower petals can bring relief and reduce pain as well as fever. Soothe tired and puffy eyes by infusing a cotton pad over the eyes steeped in the cool tisane tonic.


The Dandelion flower, is an effective blood cleanser and laxative. It is a fantastic choice for holistic well-being. It is used to prevent kidney stones when the tisane is consumed regularly as well as many other benefits.


Jasmine flowers are used extensively via their strong fragrance which assists you to calm and ease pain. Cuts and bruises can be healed with these petals and jasmine tea assists in the reduction of menstrual pain and inflammation. Digestive issues can also be managed effectively with exotic jasmine flowers. Brew fresh jasmine tea just before going to bed to ward off anxiety issues and insomnia.


Bach Flower Elixirs

Dr. Edward Bach and his Flower Remedies are a wondrous resource that incorporates flower power and additional botanicals via custom mixed tinctures. He succinctly stated that our well-being is a reflection of our happiness.


“We can judge our health by our happiness" wrote Dr. Edward Bach in his botanical research entitled, The Original Writings

Developed in 1930’s by the English homeopath, Dr. Edward Bach, he created (38) Original botanical remedies that are oldies but goodies. “Bach Flower Remedies (BFRs) are solutions synthesized with grape brandy and water that combines extreme dilutions of flower extract(s).


The original Bach Flower Remedies are a safe and natural method of healing that was developed from 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by relieving negative emotions, such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of our being as a whole.


Bach Flower Remedies assists in restoring peace and harmony to the individual; thus, the body is free to heal itself. Bach Flower Remedies are made from wild flowers and are safe for the whole family including pets”


“Bach believed that dis-ease was the result of conflict between the purpose(s) of the soul and a person’s actions and outlook. This internal war, according to Bach, leads to negative moods and to "energy blocking", which initiates a lack of "harmony", thus leading to physical dis-ease.”[13][14]:9–10

“Bach's work combined scientific methodology with higher knowing (ie. intuition, inner guidance and the world of un-seen or non-physical energy which is believed to account for 90% of the total). He realized the potency of morning sunlight passing through dew-drops on flower petals which transferred high-resonant energy (ie. a potent, healing remedy from the flower as it is imbued with water[17] ).


For additional reading see our Flower-power Pax et Lux article and/or check out the list of the many, userful Bach Flower Remedies site for the how to's on their elixirs.



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