Friday, February 26, 2010
Scientific Name: Lavandula angustifolia (also Lavandula spica or Lavandula vera; formerly Lavandula officinalis
Description: Lavender grows in temperate climate especially in hilly areas. It is an evergreen shrub with thick silvery leaves. It's flower consist of numerous small thick tubular lavender-colour flowers that yield abundant nectar.
Flowers and Leaves
1. Muscle Pain/Arthritis/Sprain/Headaches
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, massaging lavander essential oil can ease pain caused by sprain, arthritis, joint pains, sore muscles and headaches.
Note: lavender oil can also be a powerful allergen and must be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
2. Ease Nervous Tension/Anxiety
Lavender essential oil is used to calm the nerves. The scent of lavender is known to relieve emotional stress, anxiety, depression and nervous tension due to its calming effect. Use a scent diffuser or a lavender scented candle. Some would also put a lavender soap inside a pillow to induce sleep.
Lavender is known to be a powerful antiseptic and antifungal. Use as bath oils.
Decoction of leaves and flower are used also as herbal tea.
THOUGH THE CONTENT OF THIS BLOG HAD BEEN TRIED & TESTED AND HAD BEEN USED AS FOLK/HERBAL MEDICINE IT IS STILL BEST TO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.