Episode-387- Eight Flowers With Medicinal Value

Today is the third in a multi-part series on medicinal plants, trees and herbs.  Today we cover 8 plants traditionally growing through out the world simply as “flowers”.  While each is certainly a beautiful flower for the garden or even in a vase on a table all of these can also help our bodies heal.

WARNINGYou alone are responsible for any items you consume, you must be sure of species identification, if you have any doubt, don’t put it in your body.  Always start with small does and slowly gauge what happens as you increase it.  While the plants here are easy to identify there are plants out there that can and do kill people.  Again use caution, be certain of identification and I take no responsibility for anyone who chooses to not follow this piece of advice.

Tune in today as we discuss these 8 North American Native Medicinal Plants…

  • Purple Coneflower (scientific name – Echinacea purpurea)
  • Calendula (Pot Marigold) (scientific name – Calendula officinalis)
  • Chamomile (scientific name – Chamomilla recutita)
  • Roses (scientific name – Rosa rugosa)
  • Nasturtium (scientific name – nasturtium gambelii)
  • Daylily (scientific name – Hemerocallis )
  • Lavender (scientific name – Lavandula angustifolia)
  • California Poppy (scientific name – Eschscholzia californica)

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8 Responses to Episode-387- Eight Flowers With Medicinal Value

  1. Please post comment that references the episodes 1&2 on this topic. Cheers, Sandi

  2. Whenever I give advice on natural medicine, I give the warning that my statements only apply in the free world and do not apply or constitute medical advice in any country or location that is regulated by a Food and Drug Administration.

  3. Sandi,
    episodes 312 and 316. Very good stuff!

  4. GREAT show! Makes me very happy that I received an antique rose that is known for its hips just today! I’ve never actually eaten a rose hip before. I look forward to it! I also have a good friend who uses feverfew to aid in her migraines. Thanks Jack!

  5. In Asia, neem is grown in our back yard. It can grow into a big tree, Chewing a leaf a day is helpful for many sickness. Traditional Chinese Tea is normally drink without milk or sugar, to increase its potency, it is mix with a variety of dry flowers or leaf to target any weakness or sickness. There are traders here who has more than a hundred variety of flowers. It make a delightful drink & soothing to our throat. This dry flowers can be kept for several years so we has several containers whereby we pick & mix the flowers for our daily drink. It increase our immunity(I never had a cold or flu) especially useful during pandemic.

  6. Question about the French marigolds… I was under the impression from earlier podcasts that some were edible (blossoms) in salads? Just wanted to ask…

    Great show. I love this stuff!

  7. Love the plant series! Would love to hear planting advice to go along with each plant.

    - Arnica

  8. This was very informative! I am trying to grow Chamomile, Echinacea and a few of the others. I would love to have growing tips as well,