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I Love Flowers : Fragrant, Fresh, Delicate, Beautiful and also as Healers!

Updated on September 13, 2017
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Chitrangada cares for Nature and it's inhabitants.She wants to create awareness among people for environment care and reforestation.

Flowers from my garden!
Flowers from my garden! | Source

Beautiful Flowers Are Also Healers:

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  • The natural and unassuming beauty of flowers, in all its magnificence is something we all love and appreciate.
  • But they are not just beautiful with delightful fragrance, capable of' affecting your senses; they have medicinal properties too!
  • Using flowers for Aroma therapy or in beauty treatments is quite common, but there are certain flowers which have medicinal use as well.
  • Many flowers which we see regularly in our gardens or parks, have been used as medicines by Ayurveda and Homeopathic treatments.
  • Flowers are also an important component, which is used in Green Teas because of their immense health benefits.

Quotes:

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

-------Luther Burbank

Marigold
Marigold | Source
Lavender flower
Lavender flower | Source
Jasmine flower
Jasmine flower | Source

Health Benefits Of Some Of The Flowers:

Yellow Marigold:

  • Yellow Marigold (Genda in Hindi), also called 'Calendula' is known to heal wounds and treat skin allergies.
  • It is extensively used in Homeopathy and is one of the oldest and most popular herbal remedy for healing ruptured skin or to treat Eczema.
  • It is not exactly the Marigold you would ordinarily see in a garden and that's why it is called Pot Marigold.
  • It has been found to have anti inflammatory properties. Mostly it is used for topical applications, to cure wounds, abrasions, skin rashes, minor cuts etc

Lavender:

  • Lavender (surprisingly it is Lavender in Hindi too), has a bright violet color and its fragrance is fresh, sweet with a calming effect on senses.
  • No doubt it is used in talcum powders and essential bath oils and in Spa treatments.
  • Its fragrance relaxes your mind and keeps you stress free. That's why many people spray it in bedrooms to induce sleep.
  • Along with calming it is known for its healing properties as well. It is known to heal wounds faster and is effective in soothing chest and throat congestion as well.

Jasmine:

  • Simply serene, fragrant with a delicate but strong fragrance is another flower, Jasmine (Juhi in Hindi), which is known for its many medicinal properties.
  • Because of its cooling properties, it is used in heat like conditions, for nasal bleeding, mouth ulcers, conjunctivitis, stomach troubles etc.
  • It is also used to make soaps, oils and perfumes for its sweet and calming smell. It is very popular in Aromatherapy.

Hibiscus flower
Hibiscus flower | Source
Cotton flower
Cotton flower | Source
Rose flower
Rose flower | Source

Hibiscus (Japakusum):

  • Hibiscus ( Japakusum or Gudhal in Hindi), a very common flower in our gardens, also known as rose mallow, has many health benefits.
  • Its juices are used to make hair oil, which is very effective in preventing or delaying graying of hair.
  • Hibiscus tea is said to lower blood pressure and also effective in treating hypertension. It is beneficial in kidney problems and is also preferred by dieters in the form of Green tea.

Cotton flowers:

  • Cotton flowers( Kapaas ke phool in Hindi), are white in color and is considered highly beneficial in medicinal properties by Ayurveda.
  • They are believed to control the three vital elements in our body, namely--gas, bile and cough,( Vata, Pitta and Kapha.) and maintain balance.
  • Taking juice of these flowers relieves of pain during periods. It has rejuvenating properties too. It gives strength to the body and fights fatigue.

Mountain Daisy (Arnica):

  • Mountain Daisy ( Arnica in Hindi), is commonly used in herbal ointments as a pain reliever and as an anti inflammatory medicine.
  • In Homeopathic medicines it is used as a first aid for bruises, inflammations due to fall and other minor skin problems.
  • It is also known to be effective in relieving pain due to arthritis.

Rose flower:

  • Rose flower ( Gulaab in Hindi), is so common, you can find it everywhere.
  • Rose oil is a product of Rose petals and is very effective in relaxing and soothing the nerves.
  • Rose water is antibacterial, anti inflammatory and anti septic, therefore it is an important component in Ayurveda medicines.
  • Rose essence is edible and is used in many sweet recipes. It contains flavanoids and anti oxidants. known to be very essential for good health.
  • It is very good for skin care and hair care as well. Ayurveda uses eye drops containing Rose water to soothe tired eyes.


Flower Extracts In Green Tea:

We all are aware of the health benefits of Green tea. Many flowers are chief components in Green tea. They have plenty of anti oxidants beneficial for our immune system and general internal health.

Jasmine, Hibiscus, Sunflower, Rose and many other flowers are wonderful examples of Green tea, which are immensely beneficial for skin, hair and other internal organs.

These Green tea are relaxing, stress relievers and they build up stamina.

A word of caution:

  • Not all flowers are edible. In fact some flowers may not be safe for oral consumption. Consult an Ayurveda physician before taking them. Make sure that you are taking the right thing and don't indulge in experimentation on your own.
  • Its better to grow your own medicinal flowers rather than buying from the flower market or picking up from general parks.

Flowers are beautiful creations and just by having a look at their vibrant color; feeling their soft petals and smelling their divine fragrance we can notice a change in our mind and mood.

The flowers are spiritual and emotional healers. They energize us with their color and appearance. We can make use of their energy to bring positive health benefits in our lives.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Hari Ji for appreciating and bookmarking the hub!

      Glad you found it useful!

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      Hari Prasad S 4 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Chindranga ji, Very useful hub. I will try growing them in my garden. Bookmarking...

      - hari

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      Chitrangada Sharan 19 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Than you so much Audrey, my friend for visiting this hub for the third time!

      So pleased to learn about your love for flowers. An accomplished singer with a beautiful Heart is bound to get attracted to the beauty of Nature.

      Thank you so much for your support and kind words!

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      Audrey Hunt 19 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hello my friend. I'm visiting again for the 3rd time. :) Your hub about flowers is a 'feel-good' hub for me. I enjoy the photos too. I bring as many blooming flowers into the house as possible. They seem to cheer and brighten the mood of any room (including the bathroom.)

      Thanks again and blessings to you and yours.

      Audrey

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      Chitrangada Sharan 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Patricia Scott, for your kind visit and appreciation of this hub!

      The gifts of Nature are amazing, including these lovely as well as beneficial flowers.

      Glad you liked it. Thank you and May God Bless You and Your family!

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      Flowers are such a gift to our planet and knowing that some can be used for medicinal sources is awesome.

      Thank you for sharing

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Chitrangada Sharan 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Sandyspider, for your kind visit and comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nell, for revisiting this hub!

      I am glad you found something new. Always a pleasure to read your feedback.

      Thank you!

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      Sandy Mertens 21 months ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Love all the flowers of nature.

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      Nell Rose 21 months ago from England

      I came back for another read, and realised that I had missed a few, I was taking more notice of the Hindi words and realised how much a lot of them were the same as English, especially Arnika, great hub Chitrangada, nell

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nithya, for your positive feedback!

      I am glad you liked this information about certain flowers. Thank you for your comments and support.

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      Nithya Venkat 22 months ago from Dubai

      Interesting and informative hub about the benefit of flowers. Flowers are so beautiful and from reading your hub I have learned about the health benefits of flowers. Great hub, Thank you for sharing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Rajan ji, for reading and appreciating this hub!

      I am glad you liked the information and the presentation.

      Many thanks for your kind words, votes and generous shares!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      That flowers buoy up our mood can be felt when we look at them and they sure have a variety of applications to heal us. Interestingly Bach flower remedies are flower based.

      Very well presented information Chitrangada and glad you gave the Hindi names of the flowers alongside the English ones.

      Voted up, useful & interesting.

      Shared all over.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Thelma Alberts, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      I also love to have flower based green tea, for its health benefits.

      Appreciate your votes and pin. Thank you so much!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      What a beautiful and healthy hub with loads of interesting information. I love drinking green tea, jasmine and hibiscus tea. They are all healthy and aromatic. Thanks for sharing the information. Voted up, useful and pinned.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Peggy W, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      Glad you liked the hub. The beauty of Flowers rejuvenates like nothing else.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Flowers add so much beauty to our lives as well as offering therapeutic uses. That video at the end about hibiscus tea is interesting! Many up votes!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Patsybell, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked this hub. Like you I love growing flowers, not only for their beauty but also for their health benefits.

      Thanks for voting up, tweeting and pinning!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Audrey Hunt, for coming back to read this hub!

      I love the Spring season, for the lovely flowers all over the parks and gardens. Nothing better to renew the spirit, than the sight of the full blossomed flowers.

      Thank you again for your support and share!

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      Certainly I don't need another reason to grow more flowers. But your hub reminded me of yet another benefit of growing flowers. Voted up. tweet, pin.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I read this hub 2 months ago and wanted to review it again when I saw it circulating.

      I always feel better when I'm in a garden. The lovely flowers and plants seem to re-new my body and spirit. I love this article!

      Spring can't get here soon enough for me. Thank you again.

      Audrey

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you heidithrone, for your visit and lovely comments!

      Glad you found this interesting!

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Now I want to head to the store and get some for the house! :) Beautiful and interesting hub. Have a beautiful day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you suzettenaples, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Glad you liked this hub. Thanks again!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Audrey Hunt, for your beautiful comments!

      I am glad you found this hub useful and beautiful. Flowers are the best, when you want to bring a smile on someones face. It is one of the most precious gift of Nature.

      Thank you so much for sharing and voting up!

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      So beautifully written and the photos are gorgeous. Thanks for an interesting and informative hub. Great information here. Voted up+ and shared.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Flowers quickly brighten up a room and heal the spirit as well as the body. I love the smell of lavender and grow quite a bit of it.

      I must admit I found myself lingering at the beautiful photos.

      Natures healing properties are best. Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting and will be sharing. Thank you ChitrangadaSharan.

      Love,

      Audrey

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you anglnwu, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad to know that you also believe in the healing power of flowers and also have some of them.

      Thanks for your votes!

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      anglnwu 3 years ago

      I also believe in the healing powers of flowers. I'm glad I've some of the flowers you mentioned in the hub. I'll definitely be looking for hibiscus tea. Thanks and rated up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MarleneB, for your kind visit and lovely comments!

      How interesting that you grow so many flowers.

      I am glad you found the hub useful and informative. Thanks!

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Very informative. I learned a lot about flowers and how beneficial they are. Lavender is one of my favorite flowers. I actually grow lavender, roses, sunflowers, and jasmine. It's good to know that in addition to enjoying their beauty I can also use them for medicinal purposes.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Suzanne Day, for your lovely comments! I am glad you liked the hub.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      A lovely pleasant hub to wake up to! I like jasmine green tea, which has a wonderful fragrance. I don't know the smell of mountain daisies or cotton flowers and now I'm keen to find out what they smell like as I often use floral scents in my oil burner for aromatherapy. Voted useful!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you C_ MarieWeber, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      I feel happy that you liked this hub and you may be using the flowers in your garden for healing purposes as well.

      Thanks for the follow as well!

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      C_MarieWeber 3 years ago from Wichita

      This is a very good write up. I had no idea that some of the flowers I have in my own garden could have healing properties.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks aviannovice, for stopping by and your positive comments!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Flowers have many excellent uses. Thanks for the wonderful reminders.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks truthfornow, for your kind visit and comments!

      You are right, the sight, touch and fragrance of flowers are very effective in reducing stress and thus acts as healers.

      I am not sure but perhaps a head massage with a flower based, aromatic, medicinal oil might help you in Migraine. Wish you all the best and thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you teaches12345, for stopping by! Appreciate your lovely comments and glad you liked this hub.

      Thanks!

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      truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I try to use homeopathic remedies when I can. Sometimes they take a while to start to work. But, flowers are very healing to look at and smell as well as use as a remedy. Off and on I suffer from migraines and it is very hard to find something that works all the time. But, I think reducing stress is a must, which flowers do just that.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Such a lovely display of flowers! I have heard of the medicinal uses of some of these and glad to know it is true. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you bettyshares, for your visit and comments!

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      bettyshares 3 years ago from Lighthearted Musings

      These flowers are beautiful

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Deepakji, for your visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the hub!

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Really a good hub about the flowers of all kind every body loves them

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Ericdierker, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      I am glad you liked it. Thanks for your continued support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks pstraubie48, for your kind visit and lovely comments!

      Glad you liked the hub as beautiful and informative and thanks for sending the Angels!

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nell, for your visit and appreciation!

      I am glad you liked the hub and even learnt the Hindi words.

      Always a pleasure to have your comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks DealForLiving, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      I am glad you liked this hub. And Lavender does have a pleasant aroma, which helps in relaxation, your family friend is right.

      Appreciate your thoughts!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Barbara Kay, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Glad you liked it. Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you colorfulone, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      Many thanks for your votes and tweet. I am glad you liked the hub!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you AudreyHowitt, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      Hibiscus is my favorite too!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you travmaj, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      I loved your line, what would we do without flowers. The World would be a dull place without these sweet smelling, colorful flowers--the best gift to bring a smile to one's face.

      Thanks for your lovely thoughts!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much, mary615, for your kind visit, generous votes and share!

      The gifts of Nature are too many to be counted. The normal tea itself has so many health benefits, if taken correctly. Green tea with flower extracts are extremely beneficial for overall health.

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you word55, for your visit and appreciation!

      Appreciate your kind words and votes up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Devika, for stopping by and your lovely comments!

      Glad you liked the hub. Thanks for your continued support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks SANJAY LAKHANPALji, for your visit and appreciative comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Jodah, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you found this informative. Thanks for voting up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you rebeccamealey, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      Glad you liked the hub!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderfully done, very informative. I will get that Hibiscus tea right away.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Not only was this informative but it was also beautiful. Many of these flowers are among my favorites.

      Angels are on the way to you.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Wonderful hub Chitrangada, flowers are so beautiful and your explanations of each medical property is really useful and helpful, I also enjoyed learning the hindi words for them too, nell

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      This hub is certainly visually appealing!

      You just reminded me of an old family friend that always talked about the benefits of lavender for relaxation and as a pain-relief application.

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      Barbara Badder 3 years ago from USA

      I'll need to try some of these. Thanks for the informative hub.

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      Susie Lehto 3 years ago from Minnesota

      This us a useful hub, and certainly gets my vote.

      Just had to tweet this for others to read.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      I love hibiscus! Beautiful article!

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Beautiful photos and most informative - I love green tea, my favourite is with jasmine. What would we do without flowers? Thank you for this.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      I never knew these teas could be made from all of these flowers. I had heard about the rose hips from Roses were made into vitamins. This is a very informational Hub. I learned a lot reading it.

      Voted UP, and shared. Also Pinned to my flowers board.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Chitrangada Sharan, Very simply beautiful. All such beauty is good for the environment and human health. Super great hub! Voted up!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like the way you displayed such beautiful photos. Informative and most helpful indeed.

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      Sanjay Sharma 3 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Really a beautiful hub. Thanks for the information.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wonderful information my friend. Thank you!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      The is nothing more beautiful or healing than a flower!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderfully informative hub explaining the important healing uses of flowers and beautiful images to accompany the words. Thanks for sharing, voted up.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great point that flowers are used in healing as well as for beauty. The world would be terrible without flowers.