Lavender is an aromatic perennial evergreen shrub. Its woody stems bear lavender or purple flowers from late spring to early autumn, although there are varieties with blossoms of white or pink. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, but now cultivated in cool-winter, dry-summer areas in Europe and the Western United States. The use of Lavender goes back thousands of years, with the first recorded uses by the Egyptians during the mummification process.
Both the Greeks and the Romans had many uses for it, the most popular being for bathing, cooking, as an ingredient in perfume, healing wounds, and as an insect repellant. Lavender was used as an after-bath perfume by the Romans, who gave the herb its name from the Latin lavare, to wash. During the Great Plague of 1665, grave robbers would wash their hands in a concoction called Four Thieves Vinegar, which contained lavender, wormwood, rue, sage, mint, and rosemary, and vinegar; they rarely became infected. English folklore tells that a mixture of lavender, mugwort, chamomile, and rose petals will attract sprites, fairies, brownies, and elves.
Essential oil containing borneol, camphor, geraniol, and linalool, also coumarins, caryophyllene, tannins, and other antioxidant compounds.
Teas, tinctures, and added to baked goods. Cosmetically it has a multitude of uses and can be included in ointments for pain and burn relief.
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Features and Benefits
- Painkiller, soothing, relaxing, antidepressant and ant rheumatic
- Respiratory Diseases
- Insecticide: In cases of wounds, insect bites, burns and sedatives bathrooms
- Healing and anticoagulant: It is excellent to heal and disinfect wounds. Healthy, soothes burns, bruises and bites
- Antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties
- Take care of the skin and keeps them in good condition
- Promotes awareness, health, love, peace and a general sense of wellbeing. Also nurtures creativity
Have you had a hard day? Relax in a hot bath by adding a soap -based lavender. You can still place the herb lavender or combine them in warm water with Epson salt or Dead Sea salts.