As many people know, daffodils are generally referred to as flowers or plants that you can add to your garden during the springtime, and they grow in many different parts of the UK, so it’s not uncommon to see them from March onwards. That said, what not everyone does know, is that many people use daffodils to create medicine. The bulb, leaf and the flower are used to make the medicine, so what are the so-called health benefits:
Well, daffodils bulbs contain chemicals that help reduce pain and right now daffodil is also being studied for possible use in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. So there you have it, there are two big advantages right there, but it’s worth noting that these are not proven to work. In fact, despite serious safety concerns, people take daffodil for whooping cough, colds, and asthma. They also take it to cause vomiting.
So what are these concerns?
Well, generally it is accepted that a daffodil is unsafe for use. Merely chewing on the stem may be enough to cause a chill, shivering, and fainting. Daffodil can cause irritation and swelling of the mouth, tongue, and throat too. Daffodil may also cause salivation, diarrhoea, brain and nerve disorders, lung collapse, and death.
This is why you should never use daffodils for health reasons in any situation. You will see a lot of pros and cons of the plant online. Some people argue that it can be applied to wounds, burns, strains and joint pains as a plaster, yet on the other hand, you have people saying that it causes more problems. If you are keen to play it safe though, we would not recommend using this plant for health purposes, no matter who has recommended it. It’s been well known for hundreds of years now and the sheer fact that we’re not able to provide its health benefits as yet goes to show there probably isn’t that much the plant offers, and whatever issue you have with your health, there will be better options out there.
Daffodils are perfect for placing in your garden though and that’s exactly what you should use them for. If you take the time to grow daffodils in your garden it can be very rewarding and you’ll have some lovely vibrancy complementing your lawn in spring and summer. It’s no surprise why so many brides choose daffodils as their wedding flower in the spring months, and it’s extremely popular in the UK. But it’s not popular for health reasons, trust us! Just remember, at this moment in time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for daffodil, and you could cause more harm than good, so ignore those telling you to use it as a treatment and enjoy it as a flower in your garden instead.