The last daisies standing.
Every time I see one on the path or in the meadows I smile. Most of these joyful childlike days eyes are gone now and every now again I spy one, bright and smiling in the darkening autumn air, it makes me think of a little child that has stayed up past their bedtime and is peering through the grass blades at the adults who talk and sing.
This small type of daisy, that is found in amongst the grass of lawns, parks and fields is known as Bellis Perennis, bruise wort and common daisy.
This joyful little one has the same properties as arnica and can be used for bruises (as it’s name suggests) wounds, sprains and pain. It’s a lovely thing to make a balm from daisies, whenever I get people working with daisies they always end up giggling and more in touch with their child like nature.
Daisy is a good plant to play with, eat, make tea from and use daisy oil or take tincture when wanting to connect back with that child like part of yourself.
This bright one is also known for working well on coughs and colds.
Being full of vitamin c means that it’s a plant ally I love to scatter onto many of my dishes; not only is it good for me but it adds a smile to my day. —————————————