It's spring and I have been busy in my flower gardens, digging, dividing and feeding for the blooms to come. Every spring, I apply a nice composted fertilizer to my delphiniums and ran into some problems, a quick research project later and I found out that some Civil War soldiers used the seeds from delphinium plants to help kill head lice. I thought this was pretty interesting. Delphinium. So I dug a litte deeper and found that the Calendula plant was also used to help stop bleeding and bind wounds. Also known as marigolds, the medicinal properites helped to halt the spread of infection. Calendula Although, I'm not especially fond of St. John's Wort it too has medicinal value and was used for the treatment of the wounds as well. St. John's Wort Aside from the poppy and the opiate derivatives from the flower, does anyone else have any other information about flowers being used for battlefield treatment or illness?