Morning glory is a flowering plant with a beautiful bloom in blue, pink, and purple shade. The plant is not just being adored for its classic beauty but also for the powerful health benefits of its flowers.
The flower is noted to have remarkably purifying, calming, and cleansing effects which scientists believe indicate the plant’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. It contains excellent nutrients that possess amazing healing capabilities. Some of its most important components are aspartic acid, cysteine, tropine, arginine, alkaloids, resins, fats, volatile oil, and phytosterol.
Helps Treat Insect Bites
Morning glory flowers are typically used to treat insect bites. Simply crush fresh morning glory flowers and use them as a topical treatment on the affected area.
Beneficial To The Skin
The oil extracted from the morning glory flower can help in achieving smooth skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and scars. It is used as a day and night treatment to help restore the skin.
Helps Treat Symptoms Of Arthritis
Taking morning glory tea or topical application of its flowers can help treat arthritis. Simply drink a warm morning glory tea to reduce the pain and apply the crushed fresh flowers topically to boost the recovery process.
Has Antibacterial And Antifungal Properties
Morning glory has antibacterial and antifungal effects that can help prevent the onset of various diseases such as salmonella poisoning, and conditions caused by contamination with Escherichia coli and Candida Albicans.
Helps Relieve Cough
Morning glory flower extract helps in the cough recovery process by getting rid of mucus. However, for a persistent cough, one should consult with an herbal medicine doctor before using the morning glory.
Helps Reduce Swelling
Consumption of morning glory tea treat edema due to excessive body fluids or reduce swelling. It works by optimizing the excretion of the bodily fluids thus relieving swelling quickly.
Helps Fight Stress
We all know that increased levels of stress have been associated with numerous health problems. The petals of the morning glory flower when dried and consumed as tea has a calming effect that helps in combating stress.
Aside from using its flower in a making a tea, morning glories can also be made into a stir-fry dish. They have a mild, savory flavor and add a certain crunch to a variety of dishes.