Everyone loves a lush abundance of flowers. But the beauties hiding in our parks and gardens are capable of much more.
They are said to boost the immune system and work wonders against colds. The mucilage contained in the blossom can soothe coughing and a sore throat. The blossom's glycosides are furthermore said to relieve pain and have an anti-inflammatory effect, as well as help against the flu and feverish colds. In addition, the blossoms are rumoured to aid with minor menstrual cramps and headaches, and even to have a positive influence on the treatment of rheumatism and renal diseases.
The active components found in the malva blossom are said to be beneficial for the mucous membranes. It is told that the blossom's active components have an anti-inflammatory, coating and soothing effect on the mucous membranes of the mouth and on the pharynx. That is why it is used as a tried-and-tested means against coughs. The components are said to coat the irritated spot and protect it against further irritations like a shield. The blossoms are also said to be used for gastroenteritis, bladder trouble and infectious diseases of the respiratory tract.
The active components of camomile are said to help against inflammations, bacteria and fungi, and to be beneficial for wound healing. Camomile is considered to have a positive effect on many parts of the body. When ingested, camomile is said to help against cramping of the gastrointestinal tract and against inflammations in almost all parts of the body.