Get-well flowers can do more than just lift the receiver's mood. Some flowers are more than just a pretty face, as they have medicinal properties in them that can be used to treat a variety of ailments, particularly headaches. When sending a bouquet of flowers, include the following three types of flowers as fillers for treating those pesky headaches that never seem to go away.
The feverfew is actually a really beautiful flower. They look like small daisies, so they complement several different flowers and can be used as fillers in many arrangements. These flowers are known to be natural headache relievers, and can effectively alleviate headaches and migraines if an average of two to three fresh leaves are eaten on a daily basis. These flowers are thought to be more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. The leaves barely taste like anything at all.
Another daisy-like flower that can be easily used as a filler in a bouquet of flowers is chamomile. These flowers can be steeped in hot water to make tea. You'll need about 4 tablespoons of fresh chamomile flowers for every 8 ounces of boiling water. Allow the flowers to steep for some time in order for the medicinal effects of the chamomile to seep into the tea. Add honey or sugar to the tea if you like it sweetened. Chamomile tea doesn't only provide relief from headaches, but it will also help you relax.
The beautiful pink and lavender colors found in Valerian flowers make them another popular choice for bouquet fillers. These roots of these flowers can be used to treat headaches by reducing inflammation and can alleviate symptoms of anxiety. Valerian roots should be steeped in warm water at about 85 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 30 minutes. It's important to not use hot water, as hot water will degrade the medicinal components within the root. Some people do find that this tea tastes a bit strange, so add honey or sugar to offset the flavor.
Choosing flowers and fillers that can be consumed and used to treat headaches makes a bouquet that much more thoughtful. If you decide to do this, make sure you include instructions as to how the flowers should be prepared and used for optimal efficacy. The bouquets become much more than just a beautiful decorative ornament. They become an aid to help the recipient of the flowers to recover much more quickly. Talk to your florist about adding these and other flowers with medicinal properties to arrange the perfect bouquet.