The Daisy, often thought of as a weed much like Dandelion, will grow absolutelyanywhere: paths, lawns, wooded areas, meadows. Accused of being a stubborn weed or
not, doesn’t change the fact that for decades, this plant has been well admired and used
from folklore to remedies.Daisies contain something called saponines and tannins
good stuff.Saponines are famous for kick starting and stimulating the old metabolism, by way ofthe liver and gallbladder. While also being famous for helping the appetite and having amild analgesic (
), antispasmodic (
relieving muscle spasms
) effect, as well asaiding gastrointestinal (
stomach and intestines
) functioning. And Tannins, themiraculous good stuff which is also found in Green and Black teas, is considered a bitterastringent, toning tissues and helping to remove the body of toxins. (Note: This is whymany age defying creams now have green tea in them.)Now, while you won't find doctors writing out prescriptions of Daisies, in FolkMedicine the plant was treasured. Not only for its pain killing effects, metabolismsupport, and or all of the wonders I listed above, but also for its ability to purify theblood, relief of gout, rheumatism, lung congestion, illumination of swellings, bruises,varicose veins, sprained muscles, healing of wounds, and many infections includingthat of flu and bronchitis.
The fresh flowers, leaves, and stems can all be dried, stored, and saved for Medicalpurposes.Tea for Metabolism
ne cup of boiling water for every teaspoon
of dried flowers and leaves. Let it soakfor ten minutes, then strain. Drink two to three times a day and remember, the tea canbe mixed with other Metabolism supporting herbs as well.
ake a washcloth and soak it in Daisy tea
(warm or cold--whichever is needed).Then, place the cloth over the desired area.