COMMON DAISY

                                                                                                           Bellis perennis

Due to its astringency its used to treat diarrhea & in the treatment of inflammation & wounds.
Daises have a diuretic effect on the body as well,it also stimulates metabolism & aids the liver & gallbladder.
The daisy tea can also help to relieve gout & rheumatism symptoms.
It can be used for catarrh cure, as a remedy for heavy menstruation, migraine & to promote healing of bruises & swellings.
Drink tea for weight gain caused by low metabolism.

Infusions of the flowers & leaves have been used to treat a wide range of other disorders including rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis & liver & kidney disorders.
Chewing the fresh leaves is said to be a cure for mouth ulcers.
Tea made from the flowers can be used as a healing tonic.

A strong decoction of the roots has been recommended for the long-term treatment of both scurvy & eczema & a mild decoction may ease complaints of the respiratory tract.

It was used to treat whitlows,chilblains & ringworm.
Common daisy can also  be used to cure burns & as an eye lotion.


RECIPES:

Tea:

Make a cup of tea by pouring a cup of boiling water over 1 tsp. of dried herb, for 10 minutes & drink the tea 2 -3 times a day.
You can also mix the tea with dandelion or chicory.

Daisy tea energizes your body.

MAGIC:

Daisy is a flower of children & innocence.
Daisy attracts  love,protects children,enhances feelings of safety,happiness & joy.
When placed in an amulet & hung over their beds,Daisies will protect babies & children.
Ancient Celts believed that every time an infant died a daisy appeared on earth in its stead.

In both England & Ireland the common daisy was widely regarded as a harbinger of spring.

To inspire an old love to return,place some daisy petals under your pillow.

Daisies close their small white petals at night.

In ancient Rome, the surgeons who accompanied Roman legions into battle would order their slaves to pick sacks full of daisies in order to extract their juice. Bandages were soaked in this juice & would then be used to bind sword & spear cuts.





















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