Spring Flower Essences – Daffodil

One of the favourite spring bulbs, certainly in the UK and Europe. They are such a cheerful sight as we come out of the grey old winter. Daffodil is a chatterbox when it comes to its properties as a Flower Essence, see my Vlog which explains more.

4 responses to “Spring Flower Essences – Daffodil”

  1. Now I am confused…doesn’t take much! To clarify; the boiling method is like making a tea, the flowers are simmered in boiling water for 30 minutes, so any toxins in the plant will end up in the water used to make the essence. The sun method just uses the sun to transfer the plants energy into cold water, it obviously gets a little warm in the sun, but not boiling…so any toxins do not transfer to the water used to make the essence. Hope that helps…
    I am so looking forwards to seeing my Horse Chestnut flower for the first time…it has taken me years of TLC to get it to this stage…

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  2. ! I must remind myself that this is about an ‘essence’ and not a ‘tea’. As with the California poppy, I thought about the potential toxic nature of some plants. (California poppy is not exactly toxic, but can be quite a sedative in more substantial doses.)
    I still can not forget about horse chestnut. I have no use for it medicinally, but the essence is intriguing. The native California buckeye, which is the same genus, will be blooming soon.

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    1. Flower Essences made by the Sun method are safe, but if making them by the boiling method the plant cannot be toxic.
      I noticed today that my young Horse Chestnut tree that I grew from a conker is going to flower this year for the first time.

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      1. So, boiling denatures the toxins of daffodil, and therefore, neither type of essence could be toxic? Regardless, I think I would prefer to not boil it for an essence, since boiling would be more like a medicinal application.
        Your sorts of horse chestnut trees are much prettier and colorful than ours. I happen to like ours because they are native, but realistically, their bloom is rather bland, and their foliation habits are quite dysfunctional. They defoliate through the middle of summer, and then refoliate again for autumn.

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