When they are not inspiring poets, spreading fragrance and helping lovers woo their partners, flowers offer some neat health benefits too, like reducing depression and aiding relaxation. But the edible ones like chamomile, English daisy and lilacs are replete with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants. And one of the best ways to reap these benefits is by brewing a refreshing cup of floral tea. But you don't have to go too far to fetch exotic ones. Even your everyday garden blossoms can come in handy.
Rose: Let some delicate petals of rose sit for a while in warm water. Sip on this delicately flavoured tea with a teaspoon of honey. Rose tea is a simple treatment for women's ailments such as dysmenorrhea according to 2005 study. 
Jasmine: Mogra or jasmine is known for its heady aroma. But did you know that the fragrant oils of the flower have proven antibacterial qualities, especially against E Coli? Add a few petals or whole flowers of jasmine to warm water and sip on the water slowly. 
Marigold: Calendula or marigold is a bright orange-yellow flower which has a lot of religious significance in India. Marigold tea is power packed with health benefits because the flower is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and cytotoxic activities. 
Tulsi: Most Indian households have a potted tulsi plant, owing to its religious and therapeutic benefits. A warm cup of tea brewed from tulsi flowers a day can protect your tissues against chemical stress from environmental pollution. 
Hibuscus: If there are diabetics or BP patients in the house, the hibiscus plant is a must. The ruby-red petals of hibiscus flowers have antidiabetic and antihypertensive properties.