Flowers: Ancient Medicinal Flowers

Flowers are important plants in the world of natural herbal medicine. Many different types of flowers are used to treat symptoms ranging from the common cold, to PMS and insomnia.

Lotus Root Tea

Powdered lotus root, readily found in Chinese grocery stores, makes a delicious hot tea with honey. It is a very effective natural remedy used for strengthening the lungs and relieving dry, lingering coughs after a cold or flu.

Chrysanthemum Tea

The next time you have a headache, try steeping a few dried flowers in hot water for 10 minutes and add honey to taste. In Asia, this flower tea is considered nature's aspirin in a cup.