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Besides their wonderful aroma, flowers and their extracts can be of great benefit to your skin and hair. Use chamomile tea for skin conditions like rashes and acne and calendula tea for sunburns. You could also try rose water to cleanse your skin. Hibiscus leaf extract works great for poor hair growth, while jasmine oil is excellent for moisturizing dry hair and preventing bacterial scalp infections.
Herbs have several medicinal benefits, making them a good addition to a garden. Pot marigold relieves cramps and heals cuts, bruises, and infections. Holy basil prevents infections, alleviates stress, and protects the kidneys and liver. Cilantro improves digestion and alleviates anxiety. Lavender and lemon balm improve memory, alleviate anxiety, and cure insomnia. Peppermint relieves headaches and improves the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux.
The pot marigold is a notch above many other flowering plants when it comes to its health benefits. Use it as a topical treatment for acne, skin inflammation, dermatitis, or even hemorrhoids. Drink tea made from this variety of marigold to soothe an inflamed stomach lining and treat ulcers. If fungal infections are an issue, that’s something calendula can help with too. And if that’s not enough, antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it a natural remedy for wounds and cuts while also helping aid healing.
Emergency herbal first aid can care for wounds, burns, and minor ailments. Knowing what to use, when, and how in case of small injuries is a life skill. Dried green chiretta stem and neem extracts are effective in reducing sudden fever. Green chiretta is beneficial in reducing fever in malaria and dengue. Basil leaves and basil oil give relief from fever due to infection, cough, and cold.
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Flower gardens are great because not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they force you to get outdoors and do some mild exercise. This provides a great stress buster. They provide a great view outside your window as well. Flowers that are easy to grow include sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias, pansies, begonias, geraniums, morning glories, and sweet peas. Plant your own to see the difference.
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Don’t worry now when you have poor sleep or suffer from fatigue, menstrual irregularity, premenstrual headaches, and mood swings. Just enter your kitchen and start picking daily spices like turmeric, ginger, cilantro, garlic, and saffron to overcome these symptoms. These herbs and spices balance your hormones by cooling inflammation, improving your immune system, and fighting off diseases.
Cleanse your face with gentle products such as an infusion of marigold flowers, pulp of a ripe tomato, plain yogurt, or a mix of beaten egg whites and lemon juice, to remove dirt and oil that can clog your pores. Avoid greasy makeup and do remember to always remove makeup before going to bed. Be sure to exfoliate your skin regularly (about once a week!).
Soak a clean washcloth in cooled green tea/chamomile tea or plain cold water and press onto the face for 2-3 mins, twice a day. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher; use mild soaps, moisturizers. Avoid food, drinks that are hot in temperature (spicy foods, alcohol). Try herbal helpers like calendula salve, aloe vera gel, or colloidal oatmeal face masks.
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Home remedies and herbal oils go hand-in-hand. Infuse dried herbs into a carrier oil and use for multiple benefits. The soothing effect of lavender oil leaves you re-energized. Mugwort oil amplifies the effects of other oils used with it, improves blood circulation, relieves spasms, and eases menstrual cramps. Calendula oil heals irritated skin and smoothens cracked, dry skin.
Chamomile is an excellent emollient and reduces signs of photoaging. Aloe Vera can penetrate the skin’s deepest layers and is 50% more effective for treating burns than any other remedy. Calendula has oil soluble components that stimulate wound healing. Horsetail has firming qualities making it a good anti-aging cream/peppermint nourishes dull skin.
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