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what does chicory taste like

Chicory On Your Plate And In Your Cup

Chicory is often referred to as blue dandelion due to its similarity to dandelion. The plant has edible roots, leaves, and flowers. Though chicory is a close cousin of the dandelion, chicory’s flowers are more intense compared to dandelion blossoms. So, what does chicory taste like? Well, it has a bitter and spicy taste which tends to mellow when cooked. Continue reading [...]
Angelica archangelica herbal medicinal properties

Angelica Culinary Uses

Angelica, also known as wild celery, is an imposing herb that grows to about 8 feet tall. The plant is as fascinating as its name sounds and has an aromatic fragrance. It blossoms in July featuring many small green or yellow flowers which are grouped into large, globular umbels. Continue reading [...]
Angelica archangelica herbal medicinal properties

Angelica Archangelica Herbal Medicinal Properties

Angelica archangelica, commonly known as angelica, wild celery, garden angelica or Archangelica officinalis is native to Syria and northern Europe but is now cultivated in the US, Europe and beyond. The plant was named angelica in keeping with popular folklore holding that an angel appeared in Europe to a monk when the continent was battling a deadly plague. According to the folklore, the angel told the monk that angelica was the cure for the plague. Continue reading [...]
Red clover flower health benefits are great for managing menopausal and respiratory issues

Red Clover Flower Health Benefits

Red clover or Trifolium pratense is a popular perennial plant introduced to North America by European settlers. This perennial plant in the Fabaceae or pea family has a long taproot and a slender, hollow, and hairy stem. It produces two three-parted, and white V-embossed leaflets with purple-pink petals. Red clover flower health benefits range from managing indigestion to treating sexually transmitted diseases. Continue reading [...]
Mullein flowers: The health benefits of mullein flowers are great for many common ailments

Mullein Healing Properties

Verbascum thapsus, also known as mullein, great mullein, or lungwort is a woolly-leafed biennial plant brought to the US by settlers. Due to the plant’s ability to propagate quickly under certain conditions, mullein spread quickly and earned a reputation as an undesirable, invasive weed. It produces yellow flowers with a faint, honey-like odor where the health benefits of mullein reside. Continue reading [...]

Colorful And Yummy: Pansy Flowers For Cooking

Pansies, also known as wild violets or viola tricolors, are annual or biennial plants with a woody stem. They produce yellow, white or purple flowers. In some instances, they feature three different colors, which explain how they got the “tricolor” name. The flowers are edible and have high nutritional value. At this juncture, it is important to emphasize that pansy flowers for cooking should be organically grown to avoid ingesting pesticide residue. Raw pansy flowers have a strong flavor Continue reading [...]
Pansy flower health benefits

Pansy Flower Health Benefits

Pansy, also known as viola tricolor, wild pansy, yellow wild pansy or bird’s eyes is a flowering herb native to North America and Europe. There are several varieties of the pansy plant which feature flowers in a wide range of colors. Pansy flower health benefits plus its beauty have earned the plant a revered place in many gardens around the world. In folk medicine, various civilizations used pansies as infusions and tinctures to treat various ailments including broken hearts, cold, and flu. Continue reading [...]
zucchini flowers medicinal properties

Zucchini Flowers Medicinal Properties: 5 Reasons To Eat Squash

Squash, also known as zucchini and courgette is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family that originated from Central America. The plant does well in warm, moist places with fertile soil. It has been domesticated in many regions of the world due to its edible leaves, flowers, and fruits. In addition, zucchini flowers medicinal properties have endeared it to various civilizations throughout the years as the blossoms are used to treat aches, colds and many other health conditions. Continue reading [...]
zucchini flowers medicinal properties

Eating Squash Flowers

Squash, also known as cucurbita pepo or courgette is a herbaceous vine in the gourd family. It is native to the Mesoamerica and Andes region. Several species of the plant are cultivated worldwide for their edible fruits, leaves, and flowers and are commonly known as pumpkin, zucchini or gourd depending on the locality, variety, and species. Squash produces orange or yellow flowers with male and female features. Since these flowers are high perishable, eating squash blossoms is a delicate affair as they are rarely stocked in food stores and supermarkets but occasionally can be found in farmers’ markets. Continue reading [...]
Blue cornflower medicinal properties are simply spectacular

Blue Cornflower Medicinal Properties

Centaurea cyanus or cornflower, also known as bachelor’s button is a flowering herb in the Asteraceae family. The herb is native to Europe and the Middle East and commonly thrived as a weed in cornfields, which explains how it got its name. The herb flowers throughout summer bringing forth large blue, white or pink flower heads with a ring of large florets surrounding a cluster of disc florets. Cornflower has been naturalized in many parts of the world including North America and Canada where it is now considered an ornamental plant. While the other varieties are great for cut flowers, only the blue flower type has medicinal value. Blue cornflower medicinal properties include: Continue reading [...]
Common daisy flower herbal remedies have been used for centuries to cure various ailments

Simple, Common but Powerful: Common Daisy Flower Herbal Remedies

Bellis perennis or common daisy, also known as garden daisy, bruisewort, and English daisy is a flowering plant native to western Asia and Europe, but now naturalized in many parts of the globe. It belongs to the aster family, can grow up to 7 inches in height and thrives in moist and nutritious soils. Daisy flowers have both male and female organs but rely on bees to pollinate them. They flower in May up to November and feature a yellow head surrounded by white petals. Continue reading [...]
Cooking with daylily flowers. These flowers are spectacular and very tasty

Tasty and Spectacular: Cooking With Daylily Flowers

Hemerocallis or day lily, also known as daylily is flowering plant cultivated mostly for its beautiful flowers. These plants commonly blossom between late spring and midsummer featuring delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers with colors ranging from yellow to orange. Daylilies flowers are not only spectacular but also edible and very tasty. When cooking with daylily flowers, it is always advisable to factor in their delicate nature to avoid losing their nutritive value and flavor. To enjoy their full goodness, you should eat the flowers the same day they are picked. Continue reading [...]
Medicinal properties of ammi majus are still recognized to date

Medicinal Properties of Ammi Majus

Ammi majus also known as ammi, bishop’s weed and Queen Anne’s lace is a herbaceous, flowering plant of the Apiaceae family. It thrives in subtropical regions and occurs naturally in the Mediterranean region including Iran and the Canary Islands. Some species occur in the United States, New Zealand and Australia. While the plant is primarily grown for use in floral arrangements, the medicinal properties of ammi majus has made it a favorite herb of many gardeners in various parts of the world. Continue reading [...]

Anise Hyssop Culinary Uses

Anise hyssop is a perennial herbaceous plant that is a member of the mint family. It is self-seeding and can also propagate by rhizomes. The herb has a scalloped edge, catnip-like leaves, and small lavender-blue flowers. It is often grown for medicinal, ornamental and culinary purposes. In Canada and America, natives were fond of eating anise hyssop as dessert while the Cheyenne used anise hyssop tea for managing colds and coughs. Continue reading [...]
Yarrow medicinal purposes have been known for generations

Yarrow Medicinal Purposes

Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow, is a flowering herb in the Asteraceae family. It is native to North America, Asia, and Europe. Its blooms feature tiny disk flowers surrounded by 3-8 pink ray flowers, arranged in a flat-topped inflorescence. Traditionally, yarrow was used by various civilizations to treat wounds, fight infections and cure colds. Ancient records show that the herb was in use from as early as 60,000 BCE in Iraq. Yarrow medicinal purposes include: Continue reading [...]
There are benefits of eating sunflower petals

How To Eat Sunflower Petals and Buds

Sunflowers are said to have originated from Peru and Mexico. In the US, the seeds were used by American Indians for more than 5,000 years for snacking. The Indians also squeezed out the oil for baking bread and used the flowers for dyeing textiles. At this time, the Indians probably had no idea about the benefits of eating sunflower petals. Continue reading [...]
There are benefits of eating sunflower petals

Sunflower as a Medicinal Plant

Sunflowers, scientifically known as Helianthus, from the Greek word helios, meaning the “sun” and anthos meaning “flower,” is an annual plant, native to North America. Today, the plant is cultivated in many regions of the world due to its oil-producing capability. In addition, sunflowers petals medicinal uses have endeared the plant to various human civilizations since the beginning of time. Continue reading [...]
nasturtium flower recipes can be used for almost any dish

Pretty and Delicious: Nasturtium Flowers Recipes

Ever noticed orange, red or yellow flowers in your salad, drink or cake? Most likely, these brightly colored flowers were nasturtiums. Tropaeolum majus or nasturtium is commonly used by chefs to add color or create stunning plates of art. Today, many wedding cakes are decorated with nasturtium flowers as they add color and pomp to the event. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about nasturtium flower recipes and how to turn the plant into a delicacy. Continue reading [...]

Pretty and Potent: Nasturtium Medicinal Uses

Tropaeolum majus also known as garden nasturtium, common nasturtium or just nasturtium is a flowering, herbaceous plant with trailing stems that can grow to 1 meter long. It has large, circular leaves with orange to red flowers featuring 3-5 petals. While it is native to South American, the medicinal value of nasturtium, coupled with the beauty of its flowers have made it a highly sought-after plant worldwide. Continue reading [...]
Medicinal allium flowers-allium flowers are not just beautiful but also medicinal

Medicinal Allium Flower Benefits

Humans have used various parts of the allium plant throughout time to treat a variety of conditions including deafness, parasitic infections, leprosy, and gastrointestinal problems. During historical epidemics such as influenza, typhus, and cholera, alliums were always summoned as the first line of defense. In ancient Egypt, alliums were so highly esteemed that pharaohs were buried with several bulbs believing that the round shape and rings symbolized eternity. While most people know that the leaves, bulbs, and stem of the plant are edible and medicinal, only a few understand that these benefits extend to the bloom. Medicinal allium flowers have the following benefits: Continue reading [...]
Medicinal allium flowers-allium flowers are not just beautiful but also medicinal

Can You Eat Allium Flowers?

Allium sativum commonly known as allium is a species in the onion genus and closely related to leek, onion, chive, and shallot. Allium is native in northeastern Iran and central Asia. Most people know that their leaves, stems, and bulbs are edible, but can you eat allium flowers? This article will address that question conclusively. Continue reading [...]
Jasmine natural remedies have been popular for ages

Natural Remedies using Jasmine Flowers

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) also known as common jasmine is a climbing plant of the Oleaceae family. The plant blooms from June to September producing five or eight-cleft calyx, yellow to white flowers. Jasmine is said to have originated from the Himalayas of western China where it is fondly referred to as “Queen of the Flowers” due to its delicate and fragrant nature. In addition, the flower is revered for its healing and uplifting properties. Jasmine natural remedies are great for: Continue reading [...]
Borage flower culinary uses

Borage Flower Culinary Uses

Borage (Borago officinalis) commonly known as bugloss, and bee bread is an annual herb with deep blue flowers. It occurs naturally in the Mediterranean region and has been localized in many parts of the world. The herb which belongs to the Boraginaceae family is also known as starflower because of its five-petaled flowers that are star-shaped. Borage flower culinary uses and medicinal properties are part of the reasons why the herb has become a common feature in most gardens. Continue reading [...]

Health Benefits of Echinacea Flowers

Echinacea refers to a group of flowering herbs in the daisy family. The herbs have cone-shaped flowers and occur naturally in eastern and central North America where they thrive in open wooded or moist to dry prairies. For centuries before the advent of antibiotics, Echinacea flowers were held in high regard due to their medicinal properties. But as antibiotics gained ground, the health benefits of echinacea flowers were buried and almost forgotten in the new race for the miraculous pharmaceutical products. Continue reading [...]
lavender flowers with bread

Is Eating Lavender Flowers Safe?

Lavender flowers are known for their fragrance, beauty, and medicinal properties. But, is eating lavender flowers safe? Yes, lavender flowers are highly edible and commonly added to baked products and other recipes. Eating lavender flowers comes with many benefits including enhancing your intake of minerals, vitamins and getting rid of free radicals from your body. Continue reading [...]

Health Benefits of Lavender Flowers

Lavender, also known as Lavandula, is a genus of 46 flowering plants in the mint family. It is native to southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. For years lavender plants have been cultivated not only for their beautiful flowers but also for various uses including their fragrance and medicinal properties. A good example is how medieval people harnessed the health benefits of lavender flowers to treat anxiety, fresh wounds, and insomnia. Continue reading [...]

Can You Eat Rose Flowers?

Most people love the fragrance of rose flowers and their beauty but do not know that they can be used for much more than scent and beauty. So, can you eat rose flowers? The answer is a resounding, yes! Rose flowers are edible and can be used as a cooking ingredient or eaten raw. The flowers have been used for years in various parts of the world including the Middle East where a rose-flavored dish known as Turkish delight is popular in tea parties. Continue reading [...]

Are Rose Flowers Medicinal?

Roses are a perennial, woody, flowering plants belonging to the Rosa genus. They exist in cultivated and wild forms. The flowers have been cultivated for millions of years, mostly for ornamental and cultural purposes. But apart from their beauty, are rose flowers medicinal? Continue reading [...]

Honeysuckle Health Benefits and Uses

Honeysuckle or Lonicera is a common garden plant belonging to the Caprifoliaceae family. These plants are native to the Northern Hemisphere but thrive in many parts of the world under temperate conditions. They have sweet-smelling flowers and can be easily picked out in a garden due to their fragrant bloom. However, honeysuckles are not just sweet-smelling, ornamental flowers as they are also beneficial to your health. Here are honeysuckle health benefits and uses Continue reading [...]
chamomile health benefits

Edible Uses of Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile is a beautiful herb that adorns gardens with multiple, yellow, daisy-like flowers throughout the growing season. They can be eaten raw, dried, fried or steamed. Edible uses of chamomile flowers include Continue reading [...]
chamomile health benefits

Chamomile Health Benefits

Chamomile is a daisy-like flowering herb in the Asteraceae plant family. The name is derived from French and Latin word, “khamaimēlon”, meaning "earth apple". Its flowers have a floral, bittersweet flavor with honey-like tinges. For years, chamomile flowers have been used to cure various ailments as they contain essential oils concentrated in their flowering tops. Chamomile health benefits include Continue reading [...]

Pretty and delicious: how to eat carnations

Carnations, fondly known as the “flower of the gods”, are some of the world’s oldest cultivated and most respected flowers for ages. They are highly adaptable and thrive under partial shade or full sunlight in well-drained soils. They are tolerant of salty soil or air found along coastal regions and urban air pollution. Carnations are pretty but also edible. In this article, we will explore how to eat carnations. Continue reading [...]

Medicinal Carnation Properties You Never Knew About

Carnation or Dianthus caryophyllus, is a flowering plant in the Caryophyllaceae family native to Europe, and Asia but now cultivated in many regions of the world. Plants in this category are commonly referred to as carnations or pink family with more than 2000 species. In full bloom, carnations flowers have 5 petals ranging from pink, white to purple color. Presently, there are more than 300 varieties of carnations around the world. This plant has been cultivated for thousands of years for its fragrance, beauty, and medicinal benefits. Here, we will examine medicinal carnation properties. Continue reading [...]

Cosmetic and Medicinal Properties of Violet Flowers

Violets also referred to as sweet violets and botanically known as Viola odorata are beautiful, aromatic, purple flowers. They usually bloom during spring and make their presence known by giving off a wonderful scent. Violets are native to Asia, Europe, and North Africa but are now widely naturalized in many parts of the world including the US where most gardeners consider them as a weed. Unfortunately, most of these people do not know about the medicinal properties of violet flowers. Continue reading [...]

Are Hibiscus Flowers Edible? Good Enough to Eat and Drink

You have probably heard of hibiscus plants and can even pick out a hibiscus flower from other flowers in your garden. After all, these plants are quite common and bloom during summer which makes them a sight to behold with their large, showy flowers. But are hibiscus flowers edible? Continue reading [...]
Hibiscus flower

Hibiscus Flower Health Benefits

Hibiscus is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is native to warm, tropical regions and thrives indoors or outdoors. The plant produces pink, yellow, white or red trumpet-shaped flowers with five or more petals. In this article, we will explore hibiscus flower health benefits. [Note: The Right Flowers is not a medical site. Knowledge of and information about the therapeutic benefits and applications of flowers, while known through the ages, does not constitute medical advice. If you are Continue reading [...]

Top Marigold Beneficial Properties You Should Know About

Marigold, also known as Calendula, is a biennial, aromatic flower native to the Mediterranean, North and South America. Its flowers range from bright yellow-orange to white. Normally, Marigolds have a pungent odor. Continue reading [...]

Edible Marigold: Dinner is Served

Marigold is a common annual flower that blossoms throughout summer and fall. It brings vibrancy and color to many homes and gardens for months. In some instances, it is planted in pots or around other herbs to repel pests. While Marigold flowers are great for ornamental purposes, they have much more to offer apart from their color and vibrancy as they are edible and highly nutritious. Continue reading [...]