Daisy (Bellis Perennis) – Medicinal Uses and Benefits

Bellis perennis is the English daisy and a member of the Compositae family, from which most of our first aid remedies come from.

Daisies contain essential oil, tannins, mucous substances, flavonoids, bitter substances, organic acids, resins, and inulin. The active ingredients are found in all parts of the plant.

Daisy has anti-inflammatory and mild astringent properties and has been used internally, in tea form, as herbal remedy for the common cold, bronchitis and other inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

The Medicinal Herb Daisy

The herb may be used for loss of appetite as it has stimulating effect on the digestion system and it has been used as a treatment for many ailments of the digestive tract, such as gastritis, diarrhea, liver and gallbladder complaints and mild constipation.

Daisies have been used traditionally for painful menstruation, cystitis and other inflammations of the urinary tract. Additionally, it may have its uses as a natural treatment for atopic dermatitis, gout, and chronic rheumatic conditions.

The plant is known for its healing properties and can be used topically on small wounds, sores, and scratches to speed up the healing process.

In addition it has been used externally for dermatitis, rash, eczema, bruises and boils.

A tincture made from the herb can be used for acne, and as mouth wash or a gargle, it may be used as a remedy for mouth inflammation and sore throat. Also, chewing on the fresh leaves might be helpful as a relief for mouth ulcers.

It was often recommended to eat the fresh leaves to stimulate the nutrition uptake, due to the bitter substances found in the herb.

The fresh leaves, flowers, buds, and petals have a pleasant taste and can be used in salads or added to soups. Furthermore, the flower heads can be used in vinegar and as a substitute for capers.

How to take

An herbal tea can be made by using two teaspoons of dried flower heads to one cup of boiling water and then allowing it to soak for 10 minutes before it is strained.

Recommended dose is 3 small cups daily.

Medical  Benefits

Injuries to deeper tissues from surgery.

Injuries to the coccyx like Hypericum.

Injuries to the ligaments like Ruta.

For deep trauma and septic wounds like Calendula.

It is good for boils.

Consider Bellis perennis if Arnica does not help sufficiently with swelling after surgery.

For internal bruising during pregnancy from the movements of the fetus, and for soreness of the abdominal walls, like Arnica.

Varicose veins with bruised sore feeling.

Bellis perennis is known to help women who develop breast cancer after an injury to the breast.  This is the number one remedy for that.

It relieves many troubles of pregnancy, such as the inability to walk and varicose veins.

It helps with breast engorgement.

source : herbal-supplement-resource.com

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