In the Morden age of herbal medicine, one of the main ingredients for their medicines are plants, flowers, seeds or root. Here is the list of flowering plants used in herbalism or in herbal medicine to treat human diseases.
Tagetes or marigold plant has been used for immune response, stomach pain and other medicinal purposes. The marigold flowers are used in garlands, decoration for weddings, festivals and religious events in India.
Hibiscus are ornamental plants and hibiscus flowers are used to make herbal tea around the world. The health benefits of hibiscus tea boost digestive and immune system.
Sunflower seeds are a great source of vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium and other minerals. They also supports digestion, controls high blood pressure and healthy skin.
Lavender have been used as ornamental plants for garden and landscape. The flower buds are used as species in cooking and its oil is used to treat heal burns and wounds.
Echinacea flowering plants from daisy family and supposed medicinal qualities. Echinacea tea boosts the immune system, supports oral health and good source of antioxidants like vitamin C.
Chamomile are commonly used to make herb with medicinal uses. The beautiful Chamomile and flower tea are best for skin care, runny nose and sore throat.
Yarrow flowering plant has historical use in traditional medicine, to treat headaches and battle wounds. Achillea millefolium or common yarrow is native to Asia and Europe.
Cornflower used as one of the main ingredient in tea blends and herbal teas. The Centaurea cyanus treat fever, Constipation and liver disorders.
Peganum Harmala is a medicinal plants and has antioxidant and antimutagenic properties. The seeds are good for skin care, toothache and will reduce stomachache.
Passion Flower, root and fresh or dried leaves are used only for short term medicinal purposes. The powerful presence of antioxidant compounds are help to reduce high blood pressure and depression.
The leaves, flowers and the root of Althaea officinalis are used for traditional herbal medicine. Marsh mallow traditionally used for irritation relief, mouth ulcers and stomach ailments.
Feverfew plant is a traditional medicinal herb and occasionally grown for ornament. Tanacetum parthenium most commonly used in migraine and common headaches.
Indian Lotus is a aquatic plant and the national flower of India. All parts of lotus flower are edible and its flowers, leaves and seeds have been used in Ayurveda for diarrhea, cholera and fever.
Night Flowering Jasmine
Night Flowering Jasmine also known as parijat has been used for medicinal purposes in Ayurveda. Parijata leaves are used for treatment of knee pain and to treats sore throat.
Silybum marianum have been known to be used as food and also used to treat liver problems and treatment of cancer. The flowering plant is native of Europe and Asia, also used as a decorative element in gardens.