Saturday, September 12, 2009

Purple Cone Flowers - provide beauty and health!

God certainly is a great Artist!
These purple cone flowers are not only pretty to look at, but they also have medicinal healing properties in their roots. God certainly created them as a "win-win" flower - with beauty and healing attributes!

Also called Echinacea, which is the dried root of this plant. It's a natural remedy for colds.

The following was excerpted from the Safe Alternative Medicine website in the UK:
Fighting Infection
When taken orally, echinacea enhances the movement of white blood cells into areas of infection to destroy foreign particles, bacteria, viruses, and other micro-organisms. Echinacea can raise white blood cell activity when necessary to fight infection and lower it when the body's condition has improved. It also inhibits the growth of bacteria such as staph (Staphylococcus aureus) and increases general immune system function.

Soothing Skin
Used topically, echinacea speeds up wound healing and also prevents dry skin. It has also been sown to be effective in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions. In one study of 4500 patients with inflammatory skin conditions, including psoriasis, 85% were cured with topical applications of echinacea salve.

The colors are very fibrant!

These flowers always remind me of badminton birdies!

Looks like a sea urchin! Amazing what God has created!

The Gold Finches love to eat the tiny seeds in the center.

Thank you for looking.

9 comments:

Valerie said...

Wishing you a peace-filled Spiritual Sunday. And, thank you for the beautiful post on the purple cone flower.

Blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

SmilingSally said...

I think I read a report that it did not help with a cold. In any case, it's a beautiful flower.

Susan said...

Beautiful.
Susan

enchanting cottage said...

God is amazing, he just has so many beautiful things that have multi purposes. This is a great post I'm so glad you shared it today.
Blessings,
Ginger

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful informational post. Thank you for sharing it with us today. God certainly IS the master artist.
Blessings,
Charlotte

A Little Of This And That said...

God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing.

RCUBEs said...

I love how the flowers seem to be looking up. May we be like that, always looking up to the One Who created all!

Beautiful flowers. Great info you shared. God bless you.

Regina said...

Wonderful. such a amazing blooms.
I'm shairn an old post
"SpiritualSunday"
Regina

Denise said...

So lovely.