Category Archives: Flowers and Health

Guest Post: The 6 Best Indoor Plants for Spicing up Your Home Life


Indoor plants are an excellent aesthetic option to help transform your house into your home! In addition, there are many available options that include numerous health benefits and listed here are some of the standout options. ALOE PLANT  Most aloe … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Chamomile


Chamomile flowers have been used for centuries to treat an assortment of ailments. The flowers are known to contain anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties. There are two main types of chamomile used in traditional herbal medicine: German Chamomile (Matricaria retutica) … Continue reading

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8 Uses for Rose Hips


Now that it is well into October, many of the summer-blooming rose plants are flowerless and left with only the rose hip (or rosehip) or the red, berry-sized fruit. While these seed pods add interest and colour to the late summer/fall garden, … Continue reading

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15 Fascinating Rosemary Uses


Rosemary is a flowering evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean belonging to the mint family. Not only is it an attractive ornamental plant, rosemary is one of the most versatile herbs around! For thousands of years, it has been cultivated … Continue reading

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12 Uses for Witch Hazel


Witch Hazel (hamamelis), with its bright, yellow clusters of spidery flowers and colourful autumn foliage, will add colour and a spicy-citrus fragrance to your fall/winter landscape. But more than just a popular ornamental plant, the leaves and bark of h. … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Passion Flower


Not only does the Passion Flower (passiflora incarnata), with its unusual, yet strikingly beautiful flowers beautify gardens everywhere, it also has health benefits! There has a long history of medicinal use. Traditionally, the flowers, leaves and stems are used in … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits and Uses of Echinacea


Not only do their showy, daisy-like flowers bring colour and cheer to gardens everywhere, echinacea is also one of the most popular herbal supplements in the market today. Historically, Native North Americans used the herb to treat a variety of … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Green, Black or Oolong Tea


Did you know that green, black and oolong tea are all made from the leaves of a camellia plant? Yes, it’s true! Tea comes from camellia sinensis, a small flowering shrub native to Asia that produces small, white flowers, along with … Continue reading

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Best Flowers to Give to Allergy Sufferers


Flowers are the perfect gift any occasion from birthdays to sympathy, lifting up spirits and bring joy and smiles all around! Everybody loves flowers! Well, actually that isn’t exactly true.  Flowers can be a source of suffering for some. Specifically, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Flower Lovers!


January is notorious for new beginnings. Resolutions are made by the young and the young at heart with hopes that these goals will improve one’s quality of life. Whether they stick or not is another story, but they can certainly … Continue reading

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