Health Benefits and Uses: Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful flower, certainly one of my favorites, but not only of beauty does this beautiful flower live. It also provides several benefits for your body and also for your mind. Thinking about it, we decided to bring them to you today and I hope you like it!

In case you don't know, lavender -Is a small shrub used as an herb and also for ornamentation. They have mild aromas and are great for oil extraction, potpourris, aromatherapy, cosmetics, and also the raw material for antiseptics. So, let's get to the benefits?

1. Relaxing

Lavender is a natural tranquilizer, excellent for lowering blood pressure and improving heart function, thus calming both your body and mind. To take advantage of this benefit, the best way is to purchase an air freshener with the natural smell of the flower near the place where you usually relax to feel the benefits.

2. Natural antiseptic

Do you know that desperate moment when you get hurt and need to resort to medication? Relax, as the lavender has antiseptic, bactericidal, and healing properties that clean the wound, aid in healing, and even rid you of possible bacteria. It is also great for mild burns, mycoses, dermatitis, herpes, insect bites, and even acne. For all these benefits, get the essential oil from the plant and drop one to two drops of it directly on the skin.

3. Helps you breathe better

Do you also suffer from breathing difficulty?. Lavender essential oil is also excellent for relieving respiratory problems, and three to four drops in a bowl of hot water are enough. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the water vapor with lavender and feel your breath flow.

4. Insomnia? Never

For those who have serious problems sleeping, lavender is an excellent natural remedy. Leave the sleeping pills and strong medications aside and bet on this 'magic' flower that balances your nervous system while inducing your body to sleep and relax. All that is needed is a drop of essential oil on your pillow.

5. The same goes for babies!

If you have a very restless little one at home who can't sleep, lavender can also help precisely for its relaxing properties. For him, use a droplet of essential oil to massage between your eyebrows or even three to four drops in the bathtub during the warm bath.

Uses of Lavender

Lavender tea for sleep

It can be taken as a simple infusion, two cups a day, the last one hour before going to bed, or combined with hawthorn, linden, and passionflower, one tablespoon of the mixture per cup of water. 

How to prepare it: Infuse it for about 10 minutes, strain it and take it sweetened with a little honey.

Lavender against sweat and foot odor

The dried lavender plant, associated with sage, is shown to be effective in eliminating the bad smell of the feet due to excessive sweating. Three liters of water are needed for six tablespoons of the mixture. 

How to prepare it: Boil for two minutes and strain. It is applied in a local foot bath, at a temperature of 30-35 ºC, at night.

Infusion with lavender for a bloated belly and gas

Experts recommend combining lavender with lemon balm, lemon verbena, and boldo in equal parts, at the rate of one tablespoon of the mixture per cup of water. 


How to prepare it: Boil the water, add the mixture, and let it infuse for about 8 minutes. Strain and take after the main meals.


Relaxing lavender lotion

The scent of lavender is applied in relaxing baths (10 drops in enough bath) or soft massage to calm the nervous excitement and muscle tension associated with stress, physical overexertion, and poor posture. 

How to prepare the massage oil: The 100% pure essence of lavender, combined with essential oil of rosemary (10 drops of each) and 100 ml of sweet almond oil, is indicated as a relief against joint pain in rheumatism, low back pain, and torticollis. It is applied in gentle but vigorous rubs on the painful area, twice a day.


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