October 4, 2017

7 Health Benefits of Lavender | Herbal Remedy for Relaxation

Basic information about Lavender


Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a Mediterranean plant, recognizable for its beautiful blue, violet purple flowers, which on the plantations look like a great blue sea.

This fragrant and aromatic plant has been known since ancient times; it was used by the old Romans, who gave her the name of lavender, from the Latin word lavare which means to clean, to wash. The Romans used it a lot for the purpose of bonding, skin care and keeping clothing from moths.

Today, lavender can be found in its natural habitat, Mediterranean and Southern Europe, but it also can be cultivated for the production of quality essential oil.

There are over 50 different strains of lavender; the most commonly used is Lavandula angustifolia, from which an essential oil is obtained. 

In addition to Mediterranean lavender, lavender is also a trademark of France.

The appearance of the plant - lavender is a low shrub, which flips into several stems that make a whole wreath. On thin, square and hairy stems, there are leaves that are bright green in color long and narrow. On the top of the stem are blue and violet flowers.


The lavender blossoms during July and August.


What are the Medicinal Parts of the Plant?


Medicinal parts of the plant are leaves and flowers before opening.

What is the Chemical Composition of Lavender?


The essential oil of the lavender contains mostly lineal acetate and linalool. In addition, it contains tannins, flavonoids, phytosterols and coumarins. 

The quality of essential oils of lavender is determined according to the contents of lineal acetate, which is more in flowers of lavender, the oil is better quality.

When it comes to medicinal properties of essential oil of lavender, aromatherapists claim that this is extraordinary oil; it is considered to be the most liberal, with no harmful effects, can be used in all ages and is very effective against numerous diseases and disorders.

What are the Health Benefits of Lavender?


The sedative activity of lavender and acting on the nervous system is generally known. Lavender oil is relaxing the body, relaxing the mind, removing insomnia. It also removes headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations on the nervous base.

1. Lavender removes discomfort, relaxes and affects insomnia


The sedative activity of lavender and acting on the nervous system is generally known. Lavender oil is relaxing the body, relaxing the mind, removing insomnia. It also removes headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations on the nervous base.

2. Lavender in cosmetics


Lavender has antiseptic and antigenic properties, which is why it is used to treat various changes in the skin - dermatitis, extremities, psoriasis, cuts, wounds, irritation, rash.

It should also be noted that lavender is used in bite of insects, mosquitoes, spiders; just use one drop of essential oil of lavender, and apply it to a changed place.

3. Lavender acts against pain


If you have neuralgia, myalgia, inflammation of the joints, muscles, rheumatism, lumbago, sores, apply diluted essential oil of lavender in the form of massage and rub well. It relieves pain well and calms down.

4. Lavender and urinary tract


Lavender calms urine infections, reduces cramping and clears urinary tract.

5. Lavender and respiratory tract


Lavender also has antimicrobial properties and is recommended in the case of colds, flu, asthma, laryngitis. It can be used in the form of inhalation or of placing the essential oil in the diffuser.

6. Lavender affects the circulation


Lavender has the ability to reduce high blood pressure.


7. Lavender affects digestion


Alkaloids from lavender stimulate the movements of the intestines, secretion of gastric juices, digestive enzymes, which means that lavender eliminates the stomach problem (cramps, abdominal pain, vomiting).

Medicinal preparations based on lavender


• Lavender Tea for relaxing, and quiet dream


Take a teaspoon of dried lavender and pour with boiling water. Leave to stand for 20 minutes. Drink tea 3 times a day.

Also, you can take lavender in an equal relationship with chamomile and make tea for the same purpose.


• Essential oil of lavender


Essential oil for removing headache: Add a few drops of essential lavender oil to the neutral oil (olive oil) and apply it to the area of back or neck to remove pain.

Skin care oil: drops of essential oil perfectly soothe the skin, especially after irritation, mixed with olive oil, are great combinations. With this combination you can treat the whole body, face and hair.