Flowers provide a multitude of benefits that range from improving the appearance of the landscape to saying ‘I’m sorry’. Another amazing thing some flowers can do is provide health benefits.
Some flowers are edible and have potential health benefits. As you would agree, lavender is a good example. This lovely purple flower has long been used in bath products and tea because of its calming fragrance. It is also edible and is said to reduce blood pressure and relieve asthma symptoms.
Check out these other edible flowers that are easy to grow in a home garden and just might improve your health.
This fragrant herb produces a white star-shaped flower and is sometimes called Star Flower. Both the flowers and leaves are edible and have been used for centuries to treat sore throats and coughs.
Recent studies suggest that borage also works as a mild sedative, cleanses blood, and prevents lung inflammation.
This wild-growing plant is usually treated as a weed and discarded but all parts of the plant are edible and nutritious.
Dandelions are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. In addition, the plant is claimed to have the ability to lower blood pressure and blood sugar, promote healthy liver function, and aid in weight loss.
The yellow flower, serrated leaves, and crunchy stem make a great addition to a fresh green salad. This edible flower is also used to make wine and jelly. Dandelion tea has also some great benefits for your health!
Colorful, edible flowers that are used in a fresh, tossed salad or as a plate garnish. The plant has a peppery taste and is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, vitamins, and minerals.
Nasturtiums are high in vitamin C and are said to boost the immune system, fend off colds, sore throats, and coughs.
This small edible succulent produces tiny yellow flowers and it’s big on flavor and health benefits.
Purslane contains more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than any other plant. Furthermore, it’s also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. All parts of the plant are edible and make a great addition to a raw salad, steamed vegetables or used in soups.
Last but not least is the ever-popular rose. The flower petals are claimed to reduce signs of aging, promote better sleep, balance hormones, soothe an upset stomach, and promote faster wound healing.
Rose petals are used in salads, beverages, candies, jams, and to make flavored water and butter.
*This article is not intended to be medical advice, so please do not rely solely on the information provided in this article for your health.