Herbs & Plants

Welcome to our Herbs & Plants section. We provide valuable nutrition advice such as diet tips, fitness guides, and general health info.

Flower Power – The Healing Benefits Of Flowers

The healing power of plants and flowers has been known to traditional medicine for centuries. It’s also a fact that most of our modern ‘miracle’ drugs had their origins in healing plant chemicals. In some countries, homeopathic treatments are now offered alongside standard medical treatment and given the same importance.

There are lots of ways you can use the healing benefits of plants yourself, particularly flowers. Aromatherapy is one. Some of the more popular essential aromatherapy oils include lavender, peppermint, calendula, chamomile, tea tree, orange blossom (Neroli) and marjoram. Aromatherapy oils are generally diluted with carrier oils like almond and jojoba to provide a range of therapeutical benefits.

Bitter Orange Tree Flowers For Stress Relief

Known flower oils that help with stress are neroli, lavender, marjoram and peppermint. Inhaling a few drops of neroli oil for instance is a great way to ease nervous tension and settle stomach butterflies. This oil, distilled from the fragrant flowers of the bitter orange tree, is excellent for anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even depression caused by stress. It has also been used successfully to help with indigestion.

Getting Over Jet Lag With Lavender Flower Oil

Lavender is probably one of the best known and popular flower oils. Combined with marjoram, sweet almond and calendula oil, it helps reduce the effects of jet lag. Simply massage on after a warm bath for best results. Inhaling lavender oil helps ease travel sickness and nausea. Peppermint oil also works well for this too.

Peppermint And Lavender Oil – Also Great For Headaches

A combination of lavender and peppermint oils mixed in almond oil and massaged on your temples, forehead, sides and base of the neck helps ease migraines and headaches. Suffer from insomnia? A few drops of lavender oil on the pillow often promotes better sleep. These two oils – peppermint and lavender, can also be used in sweet almond oil and rubbed onto the stomach to help ease indigestion. Peppermint tea is another soothing concoction for an upset stomach.

Healing Aromatherapy Oils For Children

If you have children, make essential plant oils and essential part of your parenting kit! Lavender, chamomile, tea tree and calendula oils are all great plant aromatherapy oils for helping sort out all the various mishaps that can happen with kids!

Inhaling a few drops of lavender oil helps children relax. Another great tip for lavender oil if you have a baby is to apply some to your neck and shoulders when you’re carrying him or her. It will rub off onto them and help soothe them. Planting lavender bushes has long been an accepted way of keeping insect pests away and lavender oil works the same way. Rub some on yourself and the children to keep flies and mosquitos away. Lavender, calendula and chamomile oils are also helpful for healing cuts and bruises whilst lavender and aloe vera gel work wonders with sunburn.

Romantic Aromatherapy Oils

Popular romantic plant oils are jasmine and rose. These beautifully scented oils mix well with jojoba oil to make the perfect natural perfume and body oil. Adding a few drops to your bath water or bath gel will also have you smelling and feeling wonderful! Ylang Ylang is another very potent oil with a heady oriental scent that works well for romantic occasions.

For more tips on how to heal your mind and body with flowers and flower essences, visit the health and fitness blog at Plant Supplements. You’ll also find the ultimate guide to medicinal herbs, plenty of diet and weight loss tips and the top 7 benefits of ginseng!


Herbal Nutrition

Herbal Nutrition

Herbal nutrition is simply about the use of plants, plant extracts, or plant preparations to help promote good health and well being. Herbs and plant-based foods provide a lot of nutrients and antioxidants. What we like about herbal nutrition and alternative therapies is that they help to enhance the body’s natural ability to fight disease […]


Green Tea History and Benefits

Green Tea History and Benefits

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Aloe Vera Plant – Aloe Vera Uses

Aloe Vera Plant – Aloe Vera Uses

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Heal your Mind with Flowers

Heal your Mind with Flowers

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The Pivotal Role Of Plants

The Pivotal Role Of Plants

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Caralluma Actives

Caralluma Actives

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