Most Interesting Flowers Plants And Their Uses
Geranium Robertainum (HerbRobert)
Tea made from the leaves has been used for the treatment of Tuberculosis, Malaria and other systemic infectious diseases. It has antibiotic, antiviral properties and contains antioxidants
Allium Cepa (Onion)
Onions Contain Antibiotics and substance that lower blood sugar, serum cholesterol and blood pressure. Onions are Rich in Vitamins B-1, B-2 And C.
Convollaria Majalis (Lily-of-the-valley)
A tea of flowers and leaves was used in treating heart disease. It contains Cardiac Glycosides similar to those of digitalis plants family
Calamintha ascendens (Mountain Blam)
A preparation from this plant, calamint stimulates sweating thereby loweing fever. It is also an expectorant and therefore a cough and cold remedy.
Asclepius Incarnata (Butterfly Weed)
It is used primarily in the treatment of Respiratory disorders. Its uses are very similar to those of Asclepias tuberosa.
Digitalis Purpurea (Common Foxglove)
It contains cardiac glycosides but they are in weak concentrations and are not extracted commercially for the treatment on chronic congestive heart failure.
Humulus Lipulus (Hops)
It contains Antiseptic, Antibiotic and Anti-spasmodic properties. It is used to make beer.
Hyssopus Officinalis (Hyssop)
The herb or its oil is used to treat Respiratory ailments. In small amounts, it is added to Salads, Soups, Sauces and meat dishes to aid digestion.
Laurus Nobills (Bay Leaf)
Leaf preparations used to treat upper digestive tract disorders.
Lycopersicon Esculentum (Tomato)
Lycopene may be beneficial in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Nepeta Cataria (Catnip)
It is a mild sedaitve for the relief of insomnia. Chewing the leaves relieves Toothaches. It lowers fever by increasing sweating because the evaporation of moisture from the skin is a cooling process. It is Hallucinogenic in cats but not in humans.
Marrubium Vulgare (Horehound)
Fresh or dried aerial parts of this plants are used to treat digestive and respiratory conditions. It is given for digestive complaints such as loss of appetite and indigestion. It is also used to treat the cough of chronic or acute bronchitis.
Ocimum Basilicum (Sweet Basil)
It is a native of India. Eating its leaves was prescribed by the first century Greek physician Dioscorides to relieve the pain of a scorpion's sting. Applied externally, it is an insect repellant.
Paeonia Suffruticos Renkaku (White Tree Peony)
Root and bark preparations are used in Chinese medicine as an antiseptic, a liver tonic, for relief of Menstrual cramps and in the treatment of female infertility. Bark and root preparations are under study for possible analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and medical uses.
Podophyllium Peltatum (May Apple)
EXtracts of the dried rhizome are used as a topical agent for removing warts. The drug etoposide is synthesized from podophyllotoxin taken from the underground parts and taken internally to treat testicular cancer.
Rheum Officinale (English Rhubarb)
Anthraquinones in the rhizomes (roots) are strong laxatives and antibiotic againts Staphylococcus aureus.
Ruta Graveolens (Rue)
It is native to the Mediterranean that was used in Ancient Greece to stimulate Menstrual bleeding and to induce abortion.
Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ears)
Lamb's ears foliage bandage wounds and reputedly reduces the pain of bee stings.
Zingiber Officinals (Ginger)
It is native of tropical rain forests. It contains a powerful substance that is very effective in the treatment of motion sickness and nausea following surgery. It is also used as a digestive remedy, and as a circulation stimulant, it causes blood vessels to dilate.
Veronica Officinalis (Speedwell)
In modern herbal medicine, speedwell tea, brewed from the dried flowering plants, sometimes serves as a cough remedy or as a lotion applied to the skin to speed wound healing and relieve itching.
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