10 Edible Flowers with Many Health Benefits

22 May 24



Rose petals make an attractive addition to desserts, ice creams and salads. They offer a rich aroma and a fresh, flowery taste.


Apart from making a relaxing herbal tea, jasmine can also be added to salads and rice dishes. It gives a rich aroma and provides many health benefits like lower blood pressure.


Everything from petals, seeds and roots of the Lotus plant can be added to the diet. It makes a great herbal tea, and seeds are beneficial for kidneys and insomnia.


Hibiscus is a super plant rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It boosts the immune system, prevents anaemia and aids in weight loss.


Besides helping in a good night's sleep, Chamomile also helps reduce anxiety and stress. The herbal tea is also good for metabolism.


This sweet flavouring plant is added to cakes and salads for an intense taste. Lavender also elevates the taste of summer drinks and cocktails.


You might have heard about it as a spiritual plant, but it is also significantly good in soups and salads.


Separate the leaf beforehand and use the petals in a dish with pickled vegetables. The scent of Marigold is easily distinguishable from even far away.


Popularly known as the ‘poor man’s saffron’, it adds a golden colour to the food. It is used in teas, syrups, egg dishes and garnished over salads and desserts.


They are widely known for their peppery taste and make a great addition to salads. They are also rich in Vitamin C and can be used in sandwiches for a burst of flavour.

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