By Tammy Sons
Daffodils are grown wild in the British Isles and Europe. There are several uses for the Daffodil flower for medicinal purposes. You may have some shoes that you cannot wear because your heels are sore. The roots from this flower are great to treat raw heels. This plant is also great to treat wounds because it has astringent properties in it. There is also something called Galantamine that is found in Daffodils and can be used to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s. The bulbs are pounded and ground up to use in treating gout, burns and will bring relief to joints that are aching. The flowers and bulbs have also been used to treat epilepsy and hysteria. Daffodils in West Wales are considered to be a protected species and should not be picked or bothered. Daffodils are poisonous because it contains atropine. This has caused death because it will paralyze the central nervous system in small animals. Sometimes the bulbs of the Daffodils look a lot like onions and have caused death by someone eating them and not realizing they are Daffodils. Daffodils were also used in ancient times to purge the body. The ointment made in the ancient times was used to cause vomiting to clean the body out. The Daffodil is also used for respiratory congestion. You will need to do a lot of research on this plant to find out about all the health ailments that it can be used to treat and will also need to find out more information before using this plant. You can also contact your local vitamin or health food store to see what forms of this plant that they may carry.
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