Edible Flowers with Health Benefits

Try Eating Flowers for a Boost of Daily Health and Wellness

By Gina LiVorio Posted on 10/10/2019

Flowers are not only beautiful to look at but some varieties are edible, too! Flowers are popping up on culinary menus all over the world, adding texture and color to dishes while providing some remarkable health benefits at the same time. Each type of edible flower provides a different health benefit, but most edible flowers serve a healthy dose of Vitamin C.

A few examples of edible flower benefits include anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, and an improved digestive system. Not all flower varieties have health benefits, and in fact, some varieties are poisonous, so always check with your doctor about which flowers provide health benefits and which do not.

Below are edible flowers to consider for a boost of daily health and wellness.

  • Rose
  • Violet
  • Marigold
  • Hibiscus
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Honeysuckle
  • Dandelion
  • Pansy
  • Feverfew
  • Purslane
  • Squash Blossom
  • Elderberry
  • Lilac
  • Viola
  • Tulip
  • Snapdragon
  • Goldenrod
  • Poppy

Take a look at the thousands of suppliers here on Garden Savvy to find the best perennials or annual flowers. The experts working at these garden nurseries are always willing to help customers find what they need!