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i understand how the toxic orb can be useful like for poison heal
but what is the flame ball useful for?

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The Flame Orb is exactly the same as the Toxic Orb; though it doesn't inflict Poison - it inflicts a burn. So it can be useful for Pokemon with Burn immunity. Like the Toxic Orb, it can be used competitively, often a good way to use Facade, or to set up with abilities such as Guts.
More: http://www.smogon.com/dp/items/toxic_orb

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oh, i understand, but if a pokemon has burn immunity why give it the flame orb?
I guess there's no point, but there is an ability similar to Poison Heal or Water Absorb that heals burns - I just can't remember the name... XD
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These orbs help power up abilities like Guts or Marvel Scale, along with the move Facade.
Ursaring is a good candidate for the Flame Orb because it can have the ability, Guts. Along with the ability to learn TM42: Facade.

Breloom is also good for using the Toxic Orb because of it's Poison Heal ability.
*Facade inflicts damage. Its base power doubles from 70 to 140 if the user is poisoned, paralyzed, or burned. Burn's effect of lowering attack is still applied, unless the user has Guts.

*Guts raises the Attack stat by 50% while affected by the burn, paralysis, poison, or sleep status ailments. The Attack drop from burn does not occur.

*Marvel Scale raises the Defense stat by 50% if the Pokémon with this Ability is suffering from a status ailment
I hope this helps and maybe gives you an idea on how to better use these items!

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But do u think flame orb make the pokemon lose their atk point by 50 points?
Pokemon with Guts dont get their attack halved by Burn.
^ their attack actually gets boosted
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You can use moves like fling and switcheroo to burn your opponent with the flame orb.