Flowers in Medicine

Back in mediaeval times medicine and witchcraft were not too far apart. Some of the treatments in use then were found in more modern times to have a genuine therapeutic effect.
Many traditional medical remedies make use of plant ingredients

St John’s Wort for depression
Opium Poppy for pain or to help sleep (morphine derivatives)
Ginger for morning sickness, motion sickness
Ginkgo Biloba for blood circulation, memory loss, depression and asthma
Evening Primrose (menopausal symptoms)
There are also the Bach traditional Flower remedies, created by a Harley Street Doctor in the 1930s who felt that many common ailments could be treated with flower based tinctures of which he created 38 different varieties to be used alone or in combination.

Flowers in Medicine was last modified: May 30th, 2008 by admin
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