The healing power of spring flowers

The Healing Power of Spring Blossoms

Stay Healthy and Feel Good with Bitter Plants

In spring, not only does nature come to life anew, but our senses are also invigorated by the diversity of flowers and plants. Especially in the picturesque Großarltal, our home and that of the Hotel Nesslerhof, there are numerous opportunities to experience the beauty of nature. Among the many flowers that we can admire during our walks, those with bitter substances deserve special mention. Often inconspicuous yet pleasing to the eye, these plants have many properties that positively impact health. The cuisine of Hotel Nesslerhof also incorporates these diverse plants into its dishes, conjuring up delicious creations like watercress foam soup that not only delights the palate but also supports health.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 

Dandelion is one of the most well-known bitter plants and is often considered a nuisance weed. However, it has long been valued in traditional medicine. Its bitter substances stimulate the production of digestive juices, promoting healthy digestion. Additionally, dandelion is rich in antioxidants, which help combat free radicals in the body, thus protecting cells from damage.

Daisy (Bellis perennis) 

The delicate white flowers of the daisy are pleasing to the eye and also a valuable source of bitter substances. These support the liver in detoxifying the body and promote the elimination of harmful substances. Additionally, daisies contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that strengthen the immune system and promote overall health.

Nettle (Urtica dioica) 

Nettle is a true powerhouse plant, rich in bitter substances as well as vitamins and minerals. Its leaves are not only a popular wild vegetable but also have anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. Nettles can provide relief for various conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis, and allergies, and support kidney function.

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) 

Watercress is another bitter plant found in the Großarltal in spring. It is rich in bitter substances as well as vitamin C, iron, and antioxidants, making it a true all-rounder. Watercress supports digestion, strengthens the immune system, and promotes detoxification of the body. Additionally, it has a positive effect on skin health and can help prevent colds.

These examples show that bitter plants are more than just beautiful to look at. They can also make an important contribution to our health. So while you enjoy your spring walk in the Großarltal and admire the flowers, we are already preparing delicious dishes at the hotel, enhanced with these wonderful plants, that taste really good and promote your health.