English Daisy (Bellis perennis)

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

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English Daisy

Also known as:   Lawn daisy, common daisy, garden daisy, meadow daisy, lawn daisy

Uses: Cosmetic, Culinary, Medicinal, Appetite & Nutrition Stimulant

Parts Used:  Flowers, Leaves

Preparation: Fresh, Tea, Vinegar, Oil, Tincture, Infusion, Flower Essence





The English Daisy grows in abundance in #yyj’s Greater Victoria Communities.  My daughter spent hours at elementary school age creating daisy chains with her friends.  It’s a glorious flower for all ages.  Surprised this week to see it in bloom in this years mild winter.


The flowers and leaves are edible and can be added to bulk up salads and soups.  It is used as garnish, decorations and as a replacements for capers.  They are fun to pick, clean and eating.

Health & Wellness

These little plants are packed with goodness and used internally and externally.  It is an anti-inflammatory and has astringent qualities.  As mentioned above the daisy’s bitterness enhances the bodies absorption of nutrients and when chewing the leaves it helps with mouth sores.  All parts of the plant contain essential oil, tannins, mucous substances, flavonoids, bitter substances, organic acids, resins, and inulin.

Taken as a tea or tincture  it can support ones healing of common colds, bronchitis, diarrhea, mild constipation, digestive complaints and for painful menstruation.

As an infusion it is suburb for skin conditions such as acne, rash and wounds.  In early times of war many bags of English Daisy flowers would be packed along with the soldiers to heal their sword wounds from battle.

As an oil it can help return graying hair to its natural colour.  It creates fine soaps, salves, ointments and creams.  Adding it to toothpaste supports a healthy mouth.

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000