Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
These flowers may be used topically and internally due to its vulnerary, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial , haemostatic and antiviral properties . The plant has been used for Centuries for acne, enlarged lymph, mouth ulcers, wounds, nappy rash, eczema or varicose ulcers.
Dandelion leaf and root (Taraxacum officinalis)
This plant, depending on which parts are used have different medicinal properties. Leaf has diuretic properties due to a high content of potassium and has mild laxative properties. Dandelion root is more bitter thus increasing bile flow and bile production. One of my favorite herbs when there is liver insufficiency, poor digestion or constipation or chronic degenerative conditions.
Lavender (Lavedula officinalis)
Lavender has many uses from essential oils to pot-pouri. Herbal tea or tincture is prescribed by a herbalist internally to stimulate digestion , circulation, anti parasitic, relaxing and to reduce fever Traditionally used for anxiety and depression. Also beneficial in lowering elevated blood pressure, colic and stops vomiting.
Violet (Viola odorata)
Herbal tea or tincture of violet is a great expectorant, soothing, anti inflammatory, increase sweating , for respiratory infections and migraines . Traditionally used internally and externally for its anti-tumor properties, particularly in throat cancer and tongue cancer.