Carnations are some of the most common flowers on the planet. It’s due to this why they usually grace all sorts of life milestones, ranging from weddings to graduations. Since carnations are also pocket-friendly despite of looking gorgeous, they also make for the perfect home decorations.

Did you know that you can employ carnations in dealing with an assortment of health and beauty problems? What’s more, you don’t have to arm yourself with different alchemy tools just to obtain the benefits these lovely flowers bring — oftentimes you just have to let the flowers and leaves dry, then dunk them in a cup of hot water!

So if you have a green thumb and you live where there’s full sun most of the time, consider growing some carnations in your garden. Not only will they make your home look more delightful, but also allow you to enjoy instant home remedies for a variety of health and beauty issues, some of which include:

 

Nausea

Other than ginger tea, you may also consume a cup of freshly-brewed carnation tea. Needless to say, it’s also a wonderful remedy for sea or motion sickness. But just like when taking other herbal remedies, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor if you’re pregnant and you wish to use carnation for morning sickness.

 

Stress

 

For so many years now, a lot of people rely on carnation tea in dealing with stress in an all-natural fashion. Now more than ever, we can all benefit from carnations. It’s no secret that chronic stress can cause a variety of health nightmares. They range from obesity to heart disease.

 

Depression

Consuming a cup of carnation tea every now and then can help lift your mood. It’s the perfect solution for mild depression most especially if you refuse to deal with it by swallowing pills that cause many unfavorable side effects. The smell of carnation essential oil is also proven very effective against depression.

 

Anxiety

Nothing about having an anxiety attack is likeable. In order to attain relaxation of both mind and body, consider brewing yourself a cup of carnation tea — its calming effect can be very beneficial for you. Similarly, you may take a whiff of carnation essential oil. Oh, and feel free to adorn your home and office with cut carnations!

 

PMS

Do you feel all sorts of annoying emotional and physical symptoms right before having your period? Then you can count on carnation tea and carnation essential oil in warding them off. It is said that carnations help restore proper balance of the hormones, which tends to get disrupted during bouts of PMS.

 

Endometriosis

One of the most well-known traditional uses of carnations is for treating endometriosis. Endometriosis is characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue outside of a woman’s uterus. Carnations help by normalizing the hormones, keeping the endometrial tissue from further growing or thickening.

 

Diarrhea

You may also take carnation tea if you are suffering from diarrhea. As a bonus, it’s also an effective remedy for abdominal cramping, which is quite common during a bout of diarrhea. Remember to drink plenty of water, too, in order to have those lost fluids replaced, keeping at bay dehydration and its various complications.

 

Inflammation

Traditional healers also use carnations for managing the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis, courtesy of the superb anti-inflammatory properties of the beautiful flowers. Needless to say, carnations may also be employed for controlling several different health concerns stemming from inflammation, like joint pain and heart disease.

 

Eczema

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, you may rely on carnations in dealing with eczema, which is an inflammatory skin problem. Also, they may be used for treating psoriasis and many other inflammation-related skin issues. You may employ carnation tea by drinking it or using it topically.

 

Skin Aging

A lot of cosmetic products then and now contain carnation essential oil. This does not really come as a surprise because it is very good at hydrating skin as well as soothing inflammation. Also, it has antioxidants that help prevent excess free radicals from damaging your skin and accelerating its aging process.

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