Lavender is one of the most popular, versatile herbs known. It is considered a member of the Labiatae family, which also includes mints.
Lavender is used as an antiseptic, natural antibiotic, sedative, detoxifier.
Lavender helps balance and heal the nervous system. Because so many illnesses are stress related, Lavender holds a special place in both preventative health care and in the treatment of tension-related illnesses. It has anti-inflammatory, skin-healing properties, also a soothing and antispasmodic effect that can assist tight muscles, digestive problems, spasmodic coughs, menstrual cramps, insomnia, tension headaches, restless leg syndrome, anxiety, depression, mental exhaustion, scrapes and wounds, skin problems and women’s health problems , exhaustion, heat exposure, fevers, , over-exertion, jet lag, sprains, sunburn, sunstroke, bruises and burns. It can also be used as a disinfectant and insect repellent. It is also an oil that is gentle enough to use with kids, it helps calm them.
Lavender is most commonly used for:
Anxiety and depression.
The essential oil of lavender has a calming, sedative, and anti-convulsive effect. It can also increase the effectiveness of other relaxants.
The use of lavender essential oil is just as effective in promoting sound sleep as traditional medication.
Scrapes and wounds.
Because of its very powerful antiseptic properties. Applying it to wounds helps increase cell growth causing the wound to heal faster and also decreases the appearance of scars. The oils anti-microbial action protects scrapes and wounds from infection, while allowing them heal.
It is known to heal general headaches, gastric headaches, nervous headaches, sinus and tension headaches by massaging lavender oil onto the temples, neck and forehead.
It relieves tension and promotes relaxation, thus relieving a variety of headaches.
By massaging lavender oil into the skin, it can be used to treat a number of skin problems such as acne, burns, dry skin, eczema, itchy skin, sunburn, seborrhea, and skin inflammation.
Women’s health problems.
It aids in pregnancy; lavender can help soothe and relieve flatulence and indigestion. It can diminish the look of stretch marks and scars. It can relieve cramps, edema, exhaustion, infection, breast abscesses, and post-natal depression.
Lavender can be added to the bath or massaged into the skin to help relieve pre-menstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps. It is effective in aiding the treatment of chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory disease, thrush, vaginal infections, inflamed vaginal tissue, vaginitis, cystitis, Raynaud’s Disease, breast abscesses, and cervical cancer. If being treated with radiation for any form of cervical or uterine cancer, lavender oil can prevent and diminish irradiation burns.
The uses of lavender are endless. Lavender is great for all homes because of its calming, antibiotic, antiseptic, disinfectant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is good for treating or aiding in the treatment of a number of health problems. It can be used as a household disinfectant, and applying it to the skin can deter insects.