The most popular species of the daisy genus is bellis perennis, a member of the Asteraceae family. Although many related plants go by the name "daisy," this one is more widespread, well-liked, and has more therapeutic qualities than the others. Therefore, this plant is also given names like Common daisy, English daisy, and Lawn daisy in order to set it apart from others. Other names for this plant include woundwort and bruisewort because of its medicinal qualities. Many alternative medical systems use bellis perennis to treat injuries and the negative repercussions of injuries. Although it is native to Northern, Western, and Central Europe, this plant is also commonly cultivated throughout the majority of temperate climates. Other locations where this herb is discovered to be growing widely include America and Australia.
- Common name - Daisy
- Botanical name - Bellis perennis
- Hindi name - Gulbahar, Gulabahaar
- Family - Asteraceae
The perennial herbaceous plant known as Bellis perennis has small, circular rosettes and short, creeping rhizomes. The plant has flat-growing, 2–5 cm long leaves. Due to its tendency to spread widely in lawns, where it can be challenging to remove from its natural habitat, the common daisy is regarded as an invasive weed and is also known as the lawn daisy.
This plant blooms in the early to mid-summer months. However, if the environment is favorable for the common daisy to grow, its flowering season might persist for several months. The finest feature of this plant is that it can grow in a variety of environments, including full sunlight and partial shade, and it requires little to no maintenance. Bellis perennis can be cultivated well in well-drained soils and has no known disease or pest problems.
Bellis perennis is native to Western Asia and Europe, but because of its rising fame and exorbitantly rising value, it has naturalized around the world. In rich, moist soil, this plant flourishes. The common daisy is a common plant that grows in gardens, parks, along roadsides, in meadows, and in cemeteries. However, due to its invasive nature, some people view it as a problematic plant.
The head of newly dried flowers is typically utilized for therapeutic purposes. But occasionally you can also use its leaves.
- It is mostly utilized as a medicinal cure for wound healing following surgery in the homeopathic medical system.
- Due to the astringent and demulcent qualities that this herb possesses, bellis perennis helps to heal the wound.
- Bronchitis, coryza, and other inflammatory disorders of the upper respiratory tract are treated with the aid of anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
- The herb's stimulating effect on the digestive system aids in the treatment of appetite loss.
- Bellis perennis can heal liver and gall bladder conditions as a result of this curative effect.
- The common daisy has been used for a long time to relieve painful menstruation. It is a result of the herb's antispasmodic effects on the uterus's muscles.
- Bellis perennis successfully treats inflammatory disorders of the urinary tract, such as cystitis.
- It is used as a natural cure for treating bruises, as suggested by another of its names, bruisewort. Both external and internal applications may be helpful.
- It is a very effective treatment for sore throats and mouth ulcers. In these situations, the plant's juice from its leaves and blossoms, which is used to make mouthwash, is employed. It can also be helped by gargling with the leaves decoction and by chewing the leaves.
- The natural laxative and purgative properties of this plant help to treat constipation.
- According to certain studies, the Bellis perennis can treat eczema. It is advised to consume a potent root infusion for this reason.
- Its leaves can be used to make a mild decoction that helps treat rheumatic, pulmonary, and menstrual issues.
- There are other uses for this plant besides medicine. Common Daisy leaves can be eaten raw and added to salads.
- It can also be prepared and consumed.
- The flower's petals can also be consumed uncooked in soups, salads, and sandwiches.
- Popular herbal tea produced from its petals can be used as a supplement because of its high vitamin content.
Side Effects of Common Daisy
- Without the guidance of a herbalist or Ayurvedic physician, no herb should be utilized because it could be harmful to your health.
- However, when the herb is used correctly, there are no obvious adverse effects of the common daisy.
- Although it should not be used by those who are allergic to Asteraceae plants.