Lavender, plant with violet flowers and the aromatic scent is another medicinal plant worthy of attention. Nowadays it is very used in alternative medicine and cosmetics industry,
The lavender plant grows in the form of a small bush, in the height of 30-70 cm. It is easily grown both in dry and humid climates. Flowers of plants that have an antiseptic and soothing effect are used for medicinal purposes.The flower of lavender contains mineral and bitter substances, tannins and essential oils.
It is most commonly used for the treatment of digestive system, heart diseases, hypertension, bronchial asthma, rheumatism, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and vertigo. Lavender relieves the stomach pain, bloating, stimulates urination and menstrual bleeding. It has beneficial effect on the nervous system, calms the infection of the skin and mucous membranes, help cell regeneration, calms the cough….
Lavender tea is recommended for stimulating digestion, gastritis and against bloating and gases. It is also used to disinfect skin wounds and mucous membranes. A lavender tea is prepared from one tsp lavender flowers poured with 2.5 dl of water. After 10 minutes strain and it will be ready to drink. Drink warm but, if used for rinsing, let it cool to the room temperature.
Essential oil of lavender is a great natural remedy for burning, insect bites and extremely beneficial to the nervous system. A few drops of lavender essential oil on the pillow will work well for stress relief and insomnia. It has a very antiseptic effect and makes it an excellent substitute for iodine or alcohol with injuries. It even acts as a mild anesthetic.
Because of its strong and pleasant smell, lavender oil is traditionally used in cosmetics for the preparation of perfumes, soaps, baths. Because it is beneficial for tissue regeneration, it is an ideal ingredient of various body care cream. It is useful for treating acne, psoriasis, eczema and similar changes in the skin.
Lavender oil is often used for massage because it relaxes muscles and in this way can also eliminate a headache that is the main cause of tension. This massage also relieves rheumatic pain.
Lavender is a highly recommended plant in aromatherapy, primarily because it makes the spirit balance, calm and balance of mind. If you want to relax and relieve tension, give yourself a bath with a few drops of lavender oil into the bath water.
At the end, you should know that lavender is a good insecticide. If it is wrapped in wardrobes, effective moth protection is provided for sure.
Note: People who are suffering from diabetes, pregnant women, and nursing, however, should be especially careful with using lavender.