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Blossoming Romance: A Guide to Medicinal Flowers in Chinese Herbal Medicine for a Herbalicious Valentine’s Day!”

by Chee Yeap
BHSC. Acu, AHPRA Reg Acupuncturist, AACMA Member

Roses are red, violets are blue, but did you know these flowers can do more than woo? This Valentine’s Day, why not turn up the heat with a bouquet of medicinal flowers straight from the heart of Chinese Herbal Medicine? In Chinese Herbal Medicine, flowers have been used for centuries. Not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for their medicinal properties. Get ready to infuse your love life with a dash of herbalicious romance!

Chrysanthemum medicinal flowers
Rose - medicinal flowers
Honeysuckle - Medicinal Flowers
  1. Chrysanthemum – The Cool Cat of Love:

Planning a hot and spicy evening? Cool things down a bit with Chrysanthemum tea. These delicate flowers not only bring a touch of elegance but also help clear the heat from your body, making it highly effective for addressing issues related to heat, redness, and irritation. Its targeted action on the Liver system and the eyes makes it beneficial for alleviating allergies, red and itchy eyes, as well as headaches stemming from irritability. Additionally, it plays a pivotal role in numerous natural remedies for colds and flu. Sip on this floral concoction and set the mood for a chill and relaxed Valentine’s night.

  1. Rose – Not Just for Bouquets:

Roses are the quintessential symbol of love, and they’re not just pretty to look at! Dive into the world of Mei Gui Hua, where rose petals are used to regulate energy flow and harmonize the blood. The gentle influence of rosebuds extends to both the mind and body, fostering a sense of calmness. These blooms are renowned for supporting proper blood circulation and Qi flow. Therefore offering relief from conditions such as menstrual pain, breast tenderness, PMS, stress, headaches, belching, and abdominal pain. A little rose tea might just be the secret ingredient to spice up your romance.

  1. Honeysuckle – Detox for Two:

Looking to detoxify your love life? Honeysuckle flowers are here to clear out any unwanted fevers and sore throats. This sweet and detoxifying blossom might just be what you need for a clean start to your Valentine’s escapade. A pleasant blossom commonly utilized to alleviate excessive heat. This herb primarily focuses on the Lung system to address inflammatory conditions such as bronchitis, colds, and sore throats. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties make it effective in these treatments. Moreover, Honeysuckle proves beneficial in formulations designed for irritated skin conditions like dermatitis.

When celebrating a herbal Valentine’s Day, consider creating a custom herbal tea blend using a combination of these flowers or incorporating them into recipes for herbal-infused treats. Always consult with a qualified Chinese medicine herbalist before introducing new herbs into your routine, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are pregnant.

This has  been a grief guide to medicinal flowers.

If you’re on the lookout for the ultimate Chinese medicine sage, look no further! Give us a ring at Institute of Sports and Spines. Our herbal maestro, Chee, is all ears and needles for your health concerns. Whether you’re dealing with a tricky backflip or a bun in the oven, Chee’s got the herbal know-how to keep you in tip-top shape.