Orchid: Here's Some Magical Health Benefits Of This Decorative Flower

Orchids are beautiful flowering plant and is grown in tropical regions. They are known mostly for decoration but lesser known for their magical health benefits. Read the article to know more...

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Written by: Onlymyhealth Staff WriterUpdated at: Aug 22, 2019 17:34 IST
Orchid: Here's Some Magical Health Benefits Of This Decorative Flower

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Orchids are a diverse and widespread variety of flowering plant. They are one of the main magnificent plants which flourish the valley with their beauty. They are the most resilient plant alive on this planet with more than 24,000 species. 

They naturally grow in Thailand, Brazil, Hawaii, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Japan, Peru. They grow in extreme regions of tropical belts. In India, it is grown in Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Kerela. Their natural habitation lies in the forest with humid, dry weather. 

Benefits of orchids

If you consider orchid as one flower which is used as a decor element. You are probably wrong as it is used in herbal medicines since ages. In Asia and Australia, it is known beneficial for Alzheimer’s and heart diseases. It has the various application from treating various sickness to increasing immunity.

Here are a few health benefits of orchid’s flower that you should know:

Fights Stress

Stress is very common in the present scenario. It has its effects on every age group. A little stress is good but excess stress can result in depression. Obvious, it needs to be addressed with care as it can affect your life adversely. Orchid flowers are best known for relieving stress. It is used in many herbal medicines which helps to maintain mental peace. You can also consume orchid flower by cooking it with vegetables or grinding it in the form of juice.

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Oral and bone care

Are you someone who wants to maintain the density of teeth and bones? When you smile, your teeth peeps from inside and you can not afford to give a bad impression due to bad oral health. 

Orchids flower are rich in calcium and magnesium which makes it an excellent source for maintaining strong bones and teeth. It helps prevent osteoporosis and teeth damage.


Most of the world can not believe in the fact that this flower is rich in antioxidant and can be used to ward off free radicals. Its consumption promotes regulation and repair of damaged cells keeping cancer at bay. This property of orchid makes it ideal for giving it a place in your diet by resisting various diseases. Also, the antioxidant is the reason for healthy and wrinkle-free skin.

Aids digestion

Digestion is the most common problem which can become worse when not treated at the time. It can be cured at home with many home remedies. One such magical remedy is the orchid flower. The fiber and fluid content in orchid flowers makes it suitable for treating and preventing the condition of diarrhea, constipation, bowel movements.


Leaves and flowers of orchid are packed with Vitamin C and E which helps in maintaining eye health. According to a study, consuming orchid can enhance your vision and prevents you from eye diseases such as cataract, muscular degeneration, etc.

Relieve from Ulcer 

The juice extracted from the orchid flower can help you in relieving ulcer. Ulcers generally occur due to stomach acid but the mild compounds found in orchid can help you in relaxing and removing ulcer condition.

Skin health

Everyone wants healthy skin. For healthy and young skin, the orchid can be very beneficial. The vitamin A and antioxidants present in orchid make your skin healthy and young, keeping wrinkles and skin problem at bay.

Also, you can add orchid extract in your face mask to get glowing effects.

Immune health

Orchid is rich in vitamin C and fiber which makes it suitable for fighting diseases and improving white blood cells health in your body supporting the overall immune system.

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How to take benefits of orchid

Curries made up of flowers are common in the southern part of India but when it is about north India, we generally avoid flower curries. What if some of the beauty of valleys gives you immense health benefits?

You need to take a look at the given method so that you can take benefits out of orchid flower.

  • Although a flower, it can be cooked like other vegetables in a pan. So enjoy having it in your plate.
  • Orchid can be ground into juice with other vegetables if you want some hydration.
  • You can toast orchid as a snack.
  • It can be also added in cakes and cocktail.
  • It can be added to salads and sauces.

Remember all types of orchids are edible and digestible. So you can add them in any way in your diet.

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