Daisy's interesting Facts
Daisy, Bellis perennis. Aka Bruisewort.
"The Daisy is so well known to almost every child, that I suppose it is altogether needless to write any description" - Nicholas Culpeper (17th century herbalist and apothecary)
The name 'Daisy' came from the old name 'Day's Eye' as the flowers opened at dawn and closed at dusk or in dull light. The phrase “as fresh as a daisy” originates from this, as in someone had a good night’s rest.
Daisies symbolise innocence and purity. This comes from a Celtic legend, whenever a child died, God sprinkled Daisies on the ground to cheer the parents up.
In Norse mythology, the Daisy is Freya’s sacred flower. Freya is the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, due to this the Daisy came to symbolise childbirth and motherhood. Daisies are often given to new mothers.
Daisies are composite flowers, they consist of two flowers combined into one because of this they also represent true love.
Daisies are edible and used regularly in homeopathy. Daisy tea is used to treat coughs, bronchitis, inflammation, and more. Daisies are also sometimes applied to the skin to treat wounds and diseases.
Daisies are the flower for April.