Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Lavender Health BenefitsLavender (Lavandula officinalis) is a very common herb of Mediterranean origin, which is known for its fascinating fragrance and is widely used in perfume industry, housekeeping, medicine, aromatherapy and so on. It is a shrub with thick branches, narrow green leaves and very beautiful purple flowers. Nowadays, lavender is cultivated in warm climate areas all over the world.

Lavender is famous for its rich content of essential oils (like linalool), tannins, mineral substances and so on.  This herbal remedy has a variety of  properties: calming and relaxing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, cicatrizant and carminative, tonic and stimulating, to name a few. Remember that lavender should be used with caution and it is recommended to avoid this herbal remedy by those who suffer from diabetes, hypertension, hyperacid gastritis, as well as by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Health benefits of lavender include the following therapeutic powers and actions of this herb:

  • Health Benefits of LavenderStudies have shown that lavender essential oil can relax our vascular system and normalize our blood pressure.
  • It is also considered to be an effective natural appetite stimulant.
  • Lavender tea can be recommended to those who suffer from common digestive disorders.
  • Researches in Italy have resulted in finding scientific evidence of the fact that lavender essential oil and products have certain powers to reduce mutant colonies, this way lowering our risks of cancer.
  • Lavender is a well-known natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent which can be used for all possible variety of conditions.
  • Lavender health benefits include its powers to relieve the symptoms of bronchial asthma, colds and the flu, like clogged nostrils, coughs, headaches and so on.
  • Positive effects on skin is one of the most important health benefits of lavender: treating your skin with this natural remedy can help you moisturize and refresh your skin, as well as cure little burns, cuts and wounds. It can be even used for acne and eczema treatment.
  • Adding some drops of lavender essential oil to your bath will be an effective remedy to calm down muscle pains.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties of lavender can be effectively used to calm down arthritis pains and other types of joint pains.
  • Lavender tea is one of the greatest remedies for headaches.
  • In terms of aromatherapy, lavender health benefits include excellent calming and relaxing properties, which can help to relieve the symptoms of insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, nervous tension, stresses, mood disturbances and so on.
  • Lavender is considered to be an effective natural remedy for dandruff and hair loss.
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