From Ancient Egypt to Tibet
flowers have been used for healing. The Ancient Egyptians
believed that the spirit or essence of the flower contained magical healing
powers given by the deities and that their fragrances came from the gods so
mortals might become more perfect by absorbing the scent.
Tibetan Buddhists sprinkle or sometimes
immerse a patient in water in which flowers have been soaked.
In the modern urban and technological world,
many people do not have knowledge of local wildflowers that our ancestors
possessed,. However, we can now see flowers from all over the world in
Botanic Gardens and obtain exotic blooms either produced in hot houses or
flown across the world to flower shops in a matter of hours.
Healing plants & flowers for skin conditions
Plant and flower remedies are simply remarkable. For centuries
they have been undoubtedly known for their multitude of powerful healing
properties when it comes to skin care. Whether you are creating a “do
it yourself” at home beauty treatment with plants and flowers from your
own garden, or like to shop to find the best healing plant and flower
based skin care products, below you will find the few that we should all
get to know and enjoy the benefits from in our beauty routines:
Aloe Vera – The gel from this plant is a wonderful
skin soother, healer and collagen booster known to help with sunburns,
cuts, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. It has been noted to be
particularly healing for cracked lips.
Calendula – These flowers have powerful
antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties used for cuts, insect
bites, and to reduce redness of the skin.
Chamomile – This herb is excellent for soothing and
calming the skin, making it excellent for sensitive, itchy skin.
Chamomile is often used to treat eczema, rosacea and other common skin
Lavender – Great for stressed skin, lavender has
natural antibacterial, calming and soothing properties. It has been
known to help soothe acne.
Rose – The petals are often used for it’s skin
purifying, soothing and softening properties. Rose is a wonderful
ingredient used to remedy dry, aging skin.
INCI Name: Rosa damascena
Rose Oil, Rose Water and an Infusion made from Rose Petals are
used in Skin Care products for tender, dry, sensitive skin and
have a cleansing, astringent, toning, moisture retaining, stimulating
and soothing effect. When Rose is included in a Cream or Lotion,
it stimulates and protects the skin, while moisturising and hydrating
it. It gives a boost to all skin types, and is particularly beneficial
to dry, mature and sensitive skin.
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