Ten Flowers that Heal

       Flowers have always been a constant to mankind and have helped us in expressing our emotions and conveying messages without the use of words. Flowers are not only a representation of nature’s beauty but also its resilience, with many flowers blossoming in even the most adverse conditions.

       With their innumerable colours and fascinating fragrances, flowers have always been an indispensable part of various holistic therapies. Whether consumed as drinks, or used for medicinal purposes or for adorning our bodies, our spaces and nature itself, flowers have benefitted humanity in unfathomable and countless ways and their beauty continues to mesmerize us till date.

       Let us find out about the healing properties of various flowers:

  • Lavender

Lavender is a symbol of healing, strength and resilience. This enchanting flower has been a beacon of purity, grace, luxury and devotion. Its calming aroma is known for its ability to soothe the mind and body. Lavender essence also helps in reducing stress and anxiety and also enhances quality of sleep.

  • Rose

Roses are a revered symbol of love all around the world while also symbolising healing, strength and regeneration. They help in improving circulation and its scent is known to relax mind and body when feeling exhausted. Different coloured roses represent different meanings as in a white rose means purity and new beginnings and a peach-ones conveys sincerity and gratitude.

  • Calendula

Calendula, belonging to the daisy family, symbolises warmth, success and happiness. It is extensively used for its therapeutic properties in natural skincare and helps in soothing irritated skin, skin inflammation, and in healing wounds.

  • Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera daisy is a very healing flower and has the capacity to purify air, thus bringing in an atmosphere of calm, positivity and contentment. To the Egyptians, it is symbolised as a devotion to the sun. It also brings in hope by uplifting sprits and eliminating daily stresses and worries.

  • Camellia

Camellia, a flower with its diverse richness and many hues conveys messages of longevity, purity, faithfulness and healing. With its variety of colours and each colour with its unique symbolism, camellia represents many sentiments such as love, longing, passion, perseverance and admiration.

  • St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort, a flower with a very vibrant yellow colour, is used in healing anxiety, stress and sleep disorders. The Greeks used this herb to protect against evil spirits who were believed to bring disease and therefore, this flower is symbolic of spiritual protection and offers relief in mental distress.

  • Dandelion

Dandelion, its name derived from the French term symbolising “lion’s teeth”, is known for its robust nature and transformative capabilities. Its leaves and roots being anti-inflammatory in nature, it helps in alleviating joint pains and inflammations. The flower symbolises hope and perseverance and is also known for its holistic properties.

  • Jasmine

Jasmine, deriving its name from “Yasmeen” meaning “a divine offering”, is aptly named so due to its enchanting and profound fragrance. Its beautiful white petals are a symbol of purity, innocence, femineity and love. If consumed as tea, jasmine has very therapeutic benefits in curing digestive irregularities, aches and cramps while also alleviating anxiety and disturbed sleep.

  • Potentilla

Potentilla is a flower that symbolises resilience of inner character, endurance and courage. Its lush petals and its silent energies represent the capacity to endure and overcome life’s struggles. It is also helpful in healing wounds and inflammation. Its different colours also symbolise loyalty, a mother’s deep love and being a woman.

  • Echinacea

Echinacea, a purple flower, is symbolic of strength, toughness and being invincible. It is very helpful in healing sour throat, colds and toothaches while also helping in boosting our immune system to fight infections and illnesses. This flower represents endurance and the strong inner spirit of nature as well as people.

Author: Aumtara