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Flowers are the treasure of essence, aroma, fragrance, and fleeting beautiful journey of which motivates us that short life can do impactful and blissful gestures in one's life. Flowers are a natural way of expressing feelings and emotions. With them, we offer joy, congratulations, love, friendship, and healing. They have an intoxicating aroma and beauty. They have the power to heal, inspire and touch our hearts. Flowers have become synonymous with the vibrancy of life because they’re inherently essential to all life on earth. From new life to death, from purity to passion, flowers have had many meanings in myths and legends. Swelling from tender bud to full bloom, flowers are associated with youth, beauty, and pleasure. But as they wilt and die, flowers represent fragility and the swift passage from life into death. In Asian mythology, the lotus often symbolizes the female sexual organs, from which new life is born. Lotuses appear in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Hindus refer to the god Brahma as “lotus-born,” for he is said to have emerged from a lotus that was the navel, or center, of the universe. The lotus is also the symbol of the goddess the Padma, who appears on both Hindu and Buddhist monuments as a creative force. Flowers come in thousands of different shapes and color combinations, each with its own name and classification. There are over 400,000 types of flowering plants. 

Flower a single flower out of such huge types of flowers seems so small and cute but it has so much unique and useful specialty like a man having his unique personality in this whole universe. 

A flower gives us a smile with its fresh aroma, love at first sight, I am sure it's proved by the appearance of the flower, lotus motivates us that pure soul can survive in dirty society too which I would say the growth of healthy mind and attitude towards life when facing unsolved problems, no matter how hard husband wife fight but one rose dissolves all misunderstandings and so on quickly remedies which took place by the presence of flower in our day to day life so talking about in much deep now I would say take a breath of freshness which a flower showers on you the moment when you touch it. 

Flower therapy is proven to be useful in cognitive issues like memory loss, stuttering, and dyslexia. Physical ailments that arise out of psychological issues such as hypertension, asthma, insomnia, eating disorders, migraines, and allergies can be cured with the healing properties of flowers. They balance emotions like fear, stress, and anger. The essential oils from flowers trigger the body to heal itself by initiating the normal biochemical and physical functioning of the body. The highly concentrated form of the oil is extracted from the flower and used for the treatment of many ailments as they contain minerals and vitamins. Essential oils are usually made from the steam-extracted volatile oils of flowers that can easily be absorbed by the skin. Aromatherapy primarily involves the usage of these essential oils that aid with relaxation in massage techniques when applied topically. Rose, jasmine, and lavender are some of the most loved fragrances in aromatherapy.

Oils and ointments are made of flowers which are effective for external application. They can be used for healing wounds, acne, and relaxing muscles. Carrier oils such as olive, jojoba, and grape seed can also be used to infuse flowers at home. Calendula and dandelion are flowers that have high medicinal values.

Teas are useful for relaxation as well as medicinal benefits. Flowers are commonly used in teas. Chamomile, lavender, rose, hibiscus, marigold, chrysanthemum, and jasmine teas are some of the most commonly consumed flower teas.

The flower essence is made solely from flowers. Every flower is associated with specific mental and spiritual states. Healing flowers have been since time immemorial to help fight off several ailments including psychological issues.

Aromatic herbs and flowers are dried and stored in sachets that are put under pillows, in drawers, cars, and more for fragrance. You can make your own sachet with a linen or fabric bag with a drawstring. Fill the bag with dried herbs and medicinal flowers and add a few drops of any flower essential oil to the bag. Tightly close the bag and simply rub the bag to release the scent.

Now we can discuss about magic lies within some specific flower which is rich to enrich our healthy lifestyle for a lifetime. 

Jasmine oil is used to cure depression and uplift mood as it regulates breathing and blood pressure. Jasmine oil is also helpful in soothing hard muscles and rejuvenation helping with body aches and cramps. Many people use jasmine to manage ulcers and improve the digestive system. It also helps with anxiety and sleep issues.

The petals of the calendula flowers have been used historically to heal cuts, burns and wounds. As the flower has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it is commonly used to heal skin conditions such as rashes, acne, and athlete's foot. They are helpful with muscle spasms and ease painful menstruation days. Calendula also encourages healthy oral health due to its astringent properties that fight mouth bacteria.

Daisy has a stimulating effect on digestion and increases appetite. It has been used to treat several ailments related to the digestive tract such as gastritis, diarrhoea and constipation. Daisies have been used historically for painful cramps during menstruation and urinary tract inflammation. Owing to its healing properties, the daisy flower can be used on small wounds, sores, boils, scratches, dermatitis, rash and eczema, acne.

Lavender enriched with antimicrobial properties, lavender oil finds wide use in cosmetics and aroma therapies. It has stress buster properties that are known to induce deep sleep and reduce stress levels. Lavender can be consumed in the form of oil or teas. It is helpful in healing acne and other related skin infections.

Rose has anti-inflammatory properties which make it effective for joint and muscle pain relief. Rich in vitamin C, roses are an important antioxidant for overall health. They have also proven to aid serious conditions like heart disease. Rose petals fight anxiety and depression, increase circulation and relieve infections and viruses. You could use rose petals or consume them in tea or in the form of oil. I am sure no one forgets about gulkand which is a specialty of our mother's kitchen if you are not aware then talk about it. 

California poppy is effective for inducing sleep trouble during insomnia, nervous agitation, and diseases that are related to bladder and liver. In combination with other herbs, the California poppy is used for depression, long-term mental and physical tiredness, nerve pain and blood vessel problems. Its sedative properties promote relaxation and the flower is known to improve cognitive abilities, mental health and learning power.

Chrysanthemum has its place in traditional Chinese medicine for prescriptions concerning cold, headache, inflammation of the eyes, sore throat and boils. Chrysanthemum is also effective in treating vertigo, tinnitus and chest tightness caused by anxiety. The flower is proven to improve conditions as high blood pressure, diabetes, fever, swelling and dizziness.

Cornflower is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant flower that is helpful in soothing stomach ulcers. Cornflower tea can improves digestion, ward off infections such as colds, and detoxify the liver. Due to its antibiotic and antiseptic qualities, strong infusions of cornflower buds have been used to treat urinary tract infections. You could use the tea to rinse the mouth to cure sore or bleeding gums.

Sunflower which turns according to the movement of the sun itself the main source of energy for this whole universe. You can't be denied its importance in our health. The bright and cheerful sunflower brews the perfect tea that helps soothe sore throats and menstrual cramps. Rich in nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, and iron, sunflower seeds improve cardiovascular health, digestion, and brain function. Sunflower oil has low saturated fat levels and prevents diseases that are associated with heart problems, obesity, and indigestion. It is also a good skin moisture retainer and can be used for a soothing massage.

Chamomile is a natural pain reliever making it helpful during menstrual cycles to cure cramps and general muscle pains. Chamomile oil has antioxidant properties and hence is considered good for digestion and skin. Due to its antiseptic properties, chamomile oil can be used to cure boils, blisters and scars. Research has proven that chamomile oil is an effective stress buster and provides relief from headache, anxiety and fatigue. The fruity fragrance induces calmness, relaxation and sleep. You could brew chamomile flowers in boiling water and consume this caffeine-free tea before bedtime for deep relaxing sleep.

Marigolds are well known for their antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and astringent properties. They are highly beneficial for purposes such as improving blood circulation, headaches, cold sores, toothaches and sore throats. Consumption of marigolds can help to treat gallbladder and liver dysfunctions, detoxify the digestive system and protect the body from infection. Marigolds have been used over the years as a natural dye for fabrics and food colouring.

Now I think being a tea lover I have few tea flavours option left onwards to drink. Now I have a few fragmented, aromatic colourful flowers and tea too for a healthy lifestyle. And these aromatic flowers gonna create magic in my body and if you want it too so step forward towards flowers in different ways not just pluck, purchase and throw for rubbing it under someone's feet without the feel. 

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