Primarily used in European medicine for coronary and nervous disorders, the carnations have many other medicinal applications. It has been used as a nervine, antispasmodic, diaphoretic and cardiotonic. The flowers have long been brewed as a support for stress and anxiety conditions, since it has constituents useful for relaxing the nervous system. At times they have been used in tonics to help treat fevers and other complaints. This gorgeous flower is also said to be related to the Virgin Mary, and often represents a mother’s love. Enjoy these gorgeous flowers as a tea!