Saturday, February 13, 2016

Medicinal Flowers

 Lotus Flowers - Medicinal Use
 The lotus symbolizes growth in nature. The honeybee prepares honey with its pollens, and the flower is used to prepare Gulkand. Gulkand is used as a medicaton to cure irregularity and different diseases. One can see green colored seeds inside the lotus flower, that are baked to make makhana. If the raw seeds are skinned and taken as a medication, it boosts strength and vigor. It is chilled in nature. It is used as an eyeliner together with honey to better the eyesight. The lotus leaves can be used as a cosmetic as well. Grind the lotus leaves and blend them with the ubatan (which is a pack generally made of gram flour, raw milk, curd and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder) and apply on the face. Apply it softly on the face, the skin blushes and the face will look gorgeous.

The roots of the Lotus are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on top of the water surface. The Lotus flowers are usually found on thick stems rising several centimeters above the water.
The Lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes are all edible. In Asia, the petals are sometimes used for garnish, while the large leaves are used as a wrap for food.
Various parts of the sacred Lotus are also used in traditional Asian herbal medicine.
The Lotus fruits are a conical pod with seeds contained in holes in the pod. Nucifera means having hard fruit. When the seeds are ripe, they become loose in the pod. The pod then tips down towards the water, releasing the seeds.
 When the Lotus flower's petals fall, they are replaced by a flat-topped seed pod divided into compartments, resembling a wasp's hive. The tender seeds are munched happily in north-east India.
The Lotus stem is eaten almost in all parts of India, and pickled too.

Rose Flower-Medicinal Use

Rose symbolizes beauty, affection and love. The gulkand made of rose is a laxative in nature and lowers the heat in the intestines and stomach. It causes the heart and mind joyful. Wash the eyes with rose water to lower the ruddiness of the eyes and swelling. Its fragrance is life-giving, and its oil causes the mind cool. rose essence are also used in sweet recipes. It supplies coolness in the hot summer season
Rose petals are rejuvenating and prove to be a tonic.
They are used to treat internal asthma, high blood pressure, bronchitis, slow circulation, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), cough, fever and fluid retention, indigestion, insomnia, palpitation, stress and urinary tract infections.
Due to their strong and pleasant fragrance, rose petals are used for making essential oils and perfumes.
They are ingested as a tea to provide a comforting effect and diminish body temperatures during high fevers.
The tea also effectively cleanses toxins and heat from the body.
The infusion prepared from the rose petals is used to alleviate cold and flu symptoms.
The infusion is also effective in treating sore throats, runny nose and congested bronchial tracts.
The petals effectively combat infections in the digestive system and restore the normal and essential bacteria in the intestines.
They have a diuretic effect and hence, are beneficial in relieving excessive fluids from the urinary bladder.
Rose petals help to get rid of the waste and toxic substances in the body, through the kidneys.
They alleviate problems of insomnia, depression, fatigue and comfort tetchiness.

Saffron-Medicinal Use

This flower delivers happiness and makes glowing skin. It provides strength, stops vomiting and destroys to wind, bile and phlegm-related problems to all the three Dosha disorders. Saffron calms down the nervousness and stress present in various systems. Therefore, it is also notable as a natural barbiturate. It provides vigor, strength, activity and glow if eaten along with betel leaf.
 Commercial saffron comes from the bright red stigmas of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) which flowers in the Fall in many different countries, including Greece, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Spain. The Crocus sativus stigmas are the female part of the flower. In a good year, each saffron crocus plant might produce several flowers. Each flower contains three stigmas, which are the only part of the saffron crocus that when dried (cured) properly, become commercial saffron. Each red stigma is like a little capsule that encloses the complex chemicals that make up saffron's aroma, flavor, and yellow dye. In order to release these chemicals, you must steep the threads. Powdered saffron is more efficient because it does not need to be steeped

Cestrum Nocturnum-Medicinal Use

Cestrum nocturnum commonly recognized as ‘Raat ki Rani’ in India, it owns and very good fragrance, that can be felt up from a long distance. The flower produces an aroma from evening to midnight, and later it bit by bit reduces. Further benefit of this flower is that mosquitoes are put by at bay. Its aroma makes the person sleepy and puts one to sleep.
Night-blooming jasmine blooms when the weather is warm, and its narrow, tubular, greenish-white blossoms only open at night. The flowers produce a strong, sweet fragrance that attracts moths and butterflies. Glossy white berries follow the flowers. It works well as a specimen plant or as a border shrub, or as a fragrant addition to a butterfly garden. Night-blooming jasmine is relatively easy to care for in warm climates, but may need additional care in cold environments.

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