Lavender in addition to having an exquisite aroma has health properties. The ones that stand out the most are the following:
Lavender for Stress and Insomnia:
Lavender has properties to combat stress and insomnia. To do this, lavender is often used as relaxants as it sedates the central nervous system, due to its calming effect.
Lavender for Muscle Aches:
Lavender also reduces muscle contraction levels. Lavender is very effective in reducing or relieving muscle aches, both at the level of the cervical, lumbar, headaches, migraines, torticollis, toothache, ligaments, etc. Lavender can be used in a thermal bag, as it helps relieve muscle aches thanks to the heat and properties of lavender. You can also massage the painful areas with a couple of drops of essence (diluted in another oil such as almonds for example) in a relaxed environment. If you have a headache, you should apply a drop to each temple and gently massage in a circular shape with your middle finger.
Lavender for the Respiratory System:
At the respiratory system level, lavender has antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Due to its properties, lavender is very effective in treating infections, flu, bronchitis, cough, asthma, nasal congestion and pharyngitis. To do this, the suggestion is to bring 2 or 3 teaspoons of lavender flower to a boil and make fumes or prepare an infusion with 2 or 3 teaspoons of lavender flower and drink it hot.
“You can also pour a few drops of essence into a bowl full of hot water and inhale, breathing deeply through the nose”.
Lavender for the Skin:
For the skin, lavender is a great antiseptic. This is due to its great ability to purify fat and activate circulation. In the particular case of burns, a drop of essence should be placed in the affected area helping to heal the skin. The essence of lavender is excellent for combating eczema on the skin, and in the case of lavender soap, it is very beneficial for people who have mild acne.
Lavender for Digestion:
At the level of the digestive system lavender stimulates digestion, it is very good for treating flatulence, colic and nausea. Here its use, especially in the case of flatulence, you should dilute a couple of drops of lavender essence in a lump of sugar or prepare an infusion with 2 or 3 teaspoons of lavender flower and take it hot. As you have seen lavender has a large number of health properties and I hope that if one day you require a treatment you can access lavender to start treating you. Just don’t forget to go with your doctor.