Wildflowers Used for Medicinal and Herbal Purposes

We humans love flowers and we also know plants are useful and if you think food is the only reason think again as all cultures believe in some plants or flowers as medicinal purpose too. Plants are continuously studied and experiments done, some positive and others negative. Look at some of our lovely wildflower species who are prominent in many cultures for many reasons. Even though it comes from ancient times, then middle ages with superstitions, modern times still use several plants using advanced medical knowledge and testing. You will find that 25 percent of many medicines has some kind of plant ingredient as basic ingredient.

The foxglove for example is an excellent flower that aids in water retention. Modern science today use this same flower in various medicines.

Others include:


It has its name due to the odd turtle head shape that blooms in August and September in woodlands and used in curing skin disorders.


Bloodroot gets its name from the lush colour of the root which is blood red. It is a gorgeous white flower though and the root is used not only for medicinal uses but also paint and dyes especially among Indian tribes. Even though it is strongly warned against ingesting it is used in antiseptics and anaesthetics.


Boneset is incredibly interesting too as ancient people believed it can set bones hence the name. It is the appearance of the flower that carries the superstition that when in the presence of the flower bones will heal as the plant resembles body parts.

Purple Coneflower

This pink to brilliant purple is famous for its medicinal uses. Roots cure insect and snake bites and also used for flu, colds, sores, toothache and burns. Every part of the plant and flower have medicinal properties, but the roots are the most valuable for medical reasons as it make form of liquids, roots and preparatory medicines.

St. Johnswort

Even though a common roadside flower in many states and not exceptionally beautiful it has a strong history, both medical and religion. As natural medicine in medieval times it was used for all ailments as healing herb. Superstitious reasons are a plenty too as it is hung in windows for keeping evil spirits away. At farms it is burned for protection of crops and livestock. In religious festivals and services you find its presence too. One of the top influcer Jason henrik owner of online.canliruletcasino1 and canlicasinouzmani1 management says many gamblers believe in the St. Johnswort to bring them good luck while gambling. Other magic cures and so much more are the reason why you will find this plant in some forms on most drugstores.