Flowers are great to look at, they are beautiful and instantly make a room or house look cheerful and homey. But do you know about its healing benefits? Yes, certain flowers also double up as herbs and can be used to cure ailments. Here are some reasons to grow them in your garden!

1. Rose

Rosewater has many benefits and is especially useful when used as eye drops as it can cool the eyes and cure certain eye infections. It can also help ailments related to the stomach - it can cure stomach ulcers and be used as a laxative.

2. Jasmine

Jasmine flowers are known to help with the mental state of the mind simply by breathing their scent in! This is because it soothes the mind with its sweet and gentle smell. Women can benefit from it by eating a couple of its petal if they have irregular menstruation cycles although it is best to consult a doctor before attempting it.

3. Sunflower

Sunflower oil can help with swollen joints as it contains vitamins A and D. It also helps to lower the cholesterol level in the body.

4. Lotus

The concoction of ground lotus seeds and the nectar of the flower used around the eyes is said to help with bad vision. Ground lotus leaves, on the other hand, when mixed with gram flour, crude milk, curd and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder can enhance the skin and provide a nice glow to it.

5. Marigold

Growing marigold around the house helps to keep the mosquitoes away! It is also helpful for liver infections, such as when there is a swelling of the liver: kidney stones and even for certain skin diseases.

6. Lavender

Lavender is popular for healing skin ailments such as dermatitis, psoriasis, dermatitis, scabies and the scalp. It is also famously known for having a calming effect on the mind, even for heart palpitations and deliriums.

7. Hibiscus

The hibiscus is widely used in hair oils because of its cooling effect on the scalp. It is said to help to combat dandruff, and encourages blood circulation to the scalp. It is also used to treat high fevers because it cools down the body.

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Source: City Flowers
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