If you’ve been looking for an herbal remedy using easily obtainable ingredients that can treat your skin, one choice you should certainly try are pansies.
If you don’t know, pansies are a very common kind of wild flower. Pansies bloom during the spring and fall to produce pretty little flower blooms. These blooms come in three color varieties including purple, white, and yellow. Often, you will find all three varieties growing together. Over their life spans, the stems of these flowers can grow to stand a total of thirty eight centimeters.
Unfortunately, these little attractive flowers are thought of as weeds in many parts of the world. This may be because of the pansy’s reproduction cycle. The seeds that the pansy produces can germinate very easily. If one mows the flowers down, the seeds are likely to be deposited back into the ground. The flowers can then reappear in a matter of days in the same spot.
However, what most people don’t know is that pansies can be used to create great herbal remedies. They are often used as a skin treatment and are excellent in helping combat conditions like acme and eczema. The flowers can also help treat lung-related conditions such as bronchitis and whooping cough. One of the ways to reap these herbal benefits is to make a tea from the pansies and drink it.
Making pansy tea is quite easy. First, go out and find some pansies in the wild. They should be dry. So go after the sun has evaporated the morning’s dew. Once you find some nice looking pansies, take them home and gently wash them off to remove any dirt. After you have washed them off, use a paper towel to gently dab them dry.
You now have two choices. You can either dry the pansies to use to make tea later or you can use them raw as they are now. The choice is yours. Both ways may be effective in releasing the pansies’ natural healing properties. If you choose to dry your pansies, use the standard method for drying herbs and let them dry for at least a week.
Now, take five to ten grams of the flower and place it inside two hundred milliliters of boiling water. Allow the water and the flowers to sit for fifteen minutes. Lastly, strain the tea.
You can now drink your pansy tea. If you drink three cups a day for a week, you may see a change in your condition as a result of the pansies’ healing properties.