A gorgeous small purple flower, heather has been used medicinally in many preparations. The flower, leaf, and whole plant have been used in medicine. Heather is used by those looking to support healing kidney infections or lower urinary tract infections. It is supportive to the respiratory system, used for coughs and colds. Topically it has been used in skin care. Internally it is also suggested for gout, sleeping troubles, and fluid retention. It is also suggested for arthritis. The stems of these plants have been made into brooms, brushes and more. Enjoy these gorgeous flowers in a tea!