MONEY CANNOT BUY YOU OXYGEN BUT IT CAN SURELY BUY YOU PLANTS
With growing, time people are using more and more land for construction which has left us with barely any land for developing our greenery and ecosystem. So in this situation what’s better than having a home garden? Garden is something that brings life to our house. Without a garden, our house is just a building made up of some bricks and concrete. Flowers of these plants which make our home a home and a beautiful place to spend our lives in. Plants not only provide beauty and life to our homes but it also brings health, not only this it gives us one of the most important elements of living i.e. “Oxygen”, without which we cannot think of our survival and that is something money can’t buy us.
So having a garden in our homes is nice it brings beauty to our homes, but what if, it brings good health to our body also. Isn’t it amazing if the flowers that make our house beautiful also make our health beautiful? Yes, flowers can also bring health to our body like any fruits and vegetables we eat. We mean to say there are many flowers that are absolutely beautiful and edible also.
In this article, the family of Garden Infographs is bringing you information about flowers that can be added up to your diet and are easy to grow.
8 FLOWERS THAT ARE EDIBLE AND EASY TO GROW IN YOUR GARDEN
These beautiful blossoms of apple trees are a high source of antioxidants. It also acts as a stress buster, it aids digestion and clears our complexion. Apple Blossoms can be added up to your diet by drying these flowers and make a powder out of it and then mix that powder in hot water and enjoy apple blossom tea. It can also be used in garnishing of food.
It contains nitrate, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin C which is very important for high athletic performance, low blood pressure, reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart attack. Arugula can be consumed fresh with salads like any green leafy vegetable, or in pasta and sauces. It is to be used within 2 days after picking it from your garden. Arugula is easy to grow the plant as it needs proper sunlight. It is not a flower but a beautiful flower it can be a great addition to your garden.
It is rich in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, carbolic acid, flavonoids, which is good for digestive system, flu, brightening skin, asthma, increasing bones and teeth strength, curing bronchitis. You can add it up to your diet to boil the flowers and drink water regularly; it is not recommended for kidney patients, as it contains oxalic acid which is harmful to a kidney.
Broccoli is a flower considered as a vegetable. It prevents cancer, reduces bad cholesterol, and reduces allergy and inflammation. Broccoli is also a powerhouse of antioxidants, it improves bone health, heart health improves digestion; it helps in detoxification, skin care, eye-care and anti-aging agent.
Carnations (Dianthus the symbol of love)
Carnation is known to be a symbol of love because of its beauty. It is a flower with beauty and benefits. It helps fight insomnia, depression, pain, asthma, it calms the nervous system, acts as an amazing stress buster, improves heart health. You can add this beautiful flower to your diet by extracting its oil and by making carnation tea with dried carnation flower powder. Also, it will be a great idea to give it to your beloved soul mate. Other than providing health it will make your partner happy.
Chamomile (baboon ka phool)
It contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which treat cold, boosts immunity, fights anxiety aids better digestion, motion sickness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other stomach related problems.
It can be added up to your diet by boiling these flowers in water and drinking its water. You can also extract its oil and apply it on your skin and hair for skin and hair benefits.
The flowers and stem of this flower are edible. Chives are low in calories and high on effective nutrients, antioxidants and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate, and vitamins like vitamin A, C, K.
It is effective in treating cancer, insomnia, mood swings, it reveals stress and depression, it increases bone health.
To incorporate chives in your diet you just have to pick some fresh chives from your garden and cut its stem into pieces and use them as a garnishing in your soup or with dips. You can also eat its flowers as a salad. People who are allergic to onion and it family should also avoid chives as they can be allergic to it also.
Dandelions are small flowers yet they contain many vitamins and minerals essential to our body like sodium, potassium, carbohydrates, dietary fibers, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is very helpful in treating muscle ache, bad digestion, upset stomach, gas troubles.
It is safe to eat fresh stems and flowers directly from your garden; you can enjoy its benefits by boiling its flowers in hot water and drinking it. You can add its stem as a garnish.
Always remember some things these flowers can be allergic to some people so if you are eating these flowers, then you should definitely check with your doctor whether you are allergic to some flower or not.
One more thing always uses flowers that grow only under natural conditions avoid eating flowers that are treated with pesticides.
Always remember to wash these flowers in cold water before consuming them.
Happy Gardening friends.