The Benefits of Lavender
Lavender Essential Oil Uses
Lavender oil is made by steam-distillation, from the flowers of a lavender plant. This oil can be used in aromatherapy oils, gels, lotions, soaps, etc.
This is used to aid in problems caused by the nervous system, such as migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, tension, emotional stress, and restlessness.
It is also used to help with sleep if you have insomnia.
Lavender also provides relief from joint paint caused by sore, tense muscles and sprains.
Other Lavender Benefits
Lavender also encourages production of urine and balancing of hormones, therefore making it helpful in any urinary disorders.
Something lavender is very popular for is its help with respiratory issues such as asthma, sinus problems, cough, cold, flu.
Lavender can also be used physically for skin and hair care. It can kill lice and nits in hair, as well as an antiseptic and anti-fungal for skin disorders. It helps with acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, cuts, burns, sunburns, bug bites. It also helped my youngest daughter survive a babyhood filled with eczema.
There are many tea brands that make great lavender teas. My favorite is Yogi Honey Lavender. It is caffeine free and has great flavor. Lavender tea may help with the following:
- Nervousness, anxiety, stress.
- Upset stomach, digestion, stomach infections.
- Headaches, migraines.
- Break fever.
- (Applied topically) Cuts, wounds, ulcers, sores.
Lavender Tea Benefits
Though it is beautiful, smells fantastic, and helps with many common daily issues for us, it is said that pregnant women and people with diabetes should avoid this plant.