People often use herbs and flowers as alternative medical treatments for a variety of conditions. As these products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, their safety and efficacy are not guaranteed.
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Calendula petals, often called calendula, have been used to treat ulcers and stomach ulcers. Dried petals are used in ointments to treat bruising, cutting, minor infections and burns.
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The yellow and white heads of chamomile flower are used to make tea, extracts and ointments. These are used to reduce swelling. inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi, and for the treatment of nausea, vomiting and other indigestion. People with asthma should not use chamomile because it can worsen their symptoms.
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Juhi is a type of jasmine flower that can also be used to treat stomach ulcers, stomach acid and oral ulcers.
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The flowering anise plant produces seeds that treat intestinal diseases such as colic and flatulence, persistent coughing of bronchitis and cough and scabies and lice.
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Saffron flowers are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as inflammation, bladder and kidney infections, menstrual disorders, diabetes and headaches. They are also used as a sedative.
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Consult your doctor before any herbal treatment. Herbal remedies can interact badly with some medicines and people with certain medical conditions may have side effects.