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How to Heal with Flowers?

Updated on September 22, 2017
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Sheila is a kids' author who learned heaps as a wellness coordinator. She loves to share healthy tidbits with her readers.

80% of Drugs Are Plant-Based

It has been shown through medical research over the past hundred years that plant remedies are extremely efficient. Eighty percent of our pharmaceutical drugs are plant-based!

Healing with flowers and herbs is as ancient as humanity and for an extended period of time, it was the only medical option available. Herbalism is an essential part of Indian, Asian, Native American and Naturalistic medicines.

With the proliferation of undesirable side effects derived from pharmaceutical concoctions, many people are turning to gentler treatments that have minimal side effects with flower remedies. Certain flowers and herbal mixtures can bring the entire body into equilibrium and harmony.

How to Use Flowers to Heal?

You can use flowers to heal by inhaling an uplifting scent, drinking a soothing tea, unwinding with a relaxing flower oil massage, or having the subtle energy of a flower essence to act with your deepest emotions.

  • Flower oils are highly concentrated extracts obtained either by steam distillation or cold pressing flowers, leaves, roots, berries, stems, seeds, barks or resins of numerous plants. They contain volatile oils with concentrated natural hormones, vitamins, antibiotics, and antiseptics that are healing. Taking in the vapors can be calming and curative.
  • Flower teas are used with heated water and contain thousands of beneficial compounds. You may use a tea bag form or cuttings of a raw herb.

Certain flowers are used as a medicine.
Certain flowers are used as a medicine. | Source

How to Prepare a Flower Essence?

Making a flower essence is truly quite simple. You can gather a plain, clear glass bowl, pure spring water, and a high-quality brandy as a preservative. On a brilliant, sun-drenched morning pick organic fresh flowers and place them in a bowl completely filled with fresh spring water. Set the bowl on a table where no shadows, including your own, will pass over it for the next three to four hours. At the conclusion of that time, you will see a mystical transformation take place, the life force of the blossoms will have oozed into the water through the charismatic energy of the sunlight. Take out the delicate flowers and pour the flower essence into a dark glass bottle and add brandy to preserve it.

You may place one or two drops under your tongue to experience its healing effects or eat the edible flower petals, and be blown away with exquisite taste and wonder.

The leaves and petals of edible flowers are curative.
The leaves and petals of edible flowers are curative. | Source

How to Use Flower Oils?

One way to use flower oils is to breathe in their vapors. You can sprinkle a few drops on a handkerchief or on your pillow at nighttime. Lavender essential oil is powerful in helping to slow down the nerves and set you off into a deep slumber.

You can also use an oil burner that can be diffused into the air you breathe or add a few drops to a warm bath.

Another way is to have a massage therapist dilute the flower oil with almond or coconut oil and knead your skin with it.

The Most Common Flower Treatments

  • You may use chamomile and lavender to sedate your senses and relieve a headache while rosemary and geranium can be used to uplift your mood.
  • Vervain and lady's mantle tea can be used to relieve PMS and marigold petals can be used to normalize your menses.
  • If you suffer from menopausal symptoms, then rose water can be a great help in alleviating discomfort and sage powder mixed with water can help with hot flashes.
  • You can use lavender, tea tree or witch hazel to clear an abscess and acne. Simply mix a few drops of these essential oils with a bland carrier oil and use as a toner twice a day until your symptoms clear up.
  • For respiratory ailments use a steam inhalation with the essential oils of peppermint combined with eucalyptus or tea tree oil to help break up mucus in your bronchial tubes, nasal passages, and throat.
  • Marigold flowers can be eaten to help fight against digestive infections while Lotus petals and stems treat insomnia, colds, sunstroke, and fever.

What Do You Think?

Which flower remedies work best for you?

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Edible Flowers Are a Life Saver for Many Diseases

Flower
What It Is Used For
How to Use Flowers?
Valerian
Releases Tension and Stress
Drink in a Tea Form
Ginger
Relieves Nausea
Sip in a Hot Tea or Chew Fresh Root
Roses
Improves Activity of the Endocrine Glands
Eat Fresh Organic Petals
Viola
Helps Treatment of Cancer Tumors
Eat Fresh Organic Petals
Lavender
Acne
Use as a Compress
Camomile
Better Quality of Sleep
Drink in a Tea Form
The petals of certain flowers can be used to prepare a floral tonic.
The petals of certain flowers can be used to prepare a floral tonic. | Source

Some Flowers are Extremely Curative

Flower remedies are non-evasive and nontoxic. You can't overdose from using a floral massage oil or tea tincture. There are no side effects and they will heal your ailment from the inside out.

The most basic precaution is not to overdo inhaling essential oils. Using them once a day is fine or else you can develop asthma from inhaling heaps of floral fragrances.

A flower remedy can work as well as a prescribed medication. The results may take longer to feel the effects, however, it will eventually cure your ill.

Please feel free to voice your concerns in the comment section of this hub regarding how a certain floral remedy worked for you.

© 2014 Sheila Craan

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    Sheila Craan 2 years ago from Florida

    Healing with Flowers by Jessica Houdret explains the process of flower healing. It was published by Hermes House. I am quite not sure if you can get a copy in the US. I purchased this book in 2008 while I was visiting my daughter in Britian.

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    peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    i have never heard of flower healing.