To mothers the world over, we wish you well. May the spirit of gardenia calm and soothe your soul. Gardenias can be used alone or in formulas where they enhance Fire-purging functions. Used alone, gardenias are known for clearing Damp-heat and easing nausea, painful urination, oozing eye infections, skin eruptions and jaundice. In the 19th Century, Frenchmen wore gardenias as a sign of their honest intents to attract a spouse. In China and Japan, the flower is a symbol of peace and having a clear perspective. Happy Mother’s Day!