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Lusciously Lovely Lavender

3 months, 4 weeks ago

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018, 8 p.m.

Lavender is not only beautiful and smells fantastic but it also offer some important health benefits including the ability to improve moods, relieve stress, lower skin irritation, promote restful sleep, reduce inflammation, soothe stomach bloating, eliminate dandruff, aid in digestion, helps to maintain healthy hair and skin, promotes healthy gut, reduces stress and anxiety, and prevent infections.

Lavender is not only beautiful and smells fantastic but it also offer some important health benefits including the ability to improve moods, relieve stress, lower skin irritation, promote restful sleep, reduce inflammation, soothe stomach bloating, eliminate dandruff, aid in digestion, helps to maintain healthy hair and skin, promotes healthy gut, reduces stress and anxiety, and prevent infections.

 

There are close to 40 plants in the mint family which are classed as lavender, the most common form of it being Lavandula angustifolia on which the colour lavender is based. Lavender can grow pretty much anywhere and spread quickly, and is the reason some parts of the world class it as a weed. Lavender is widely grown worldwide and used for a massive range of applications from fragrance, food, herbal medicines, and cosmetics. Lavender is full of wonderful essential oils that can have a powerful effect on the human body having one of the most unique and loved scents known across the globe.

 

As an added delightful culinary element lavender can be used in salad dressings, sauces, honey, teas, beverages, and as a flavoring spice for a number of cultural dishes. It can even add an nice smell to homemade cleaning solutions. In addition to a delightful scent and beautiful display lavender has the bonus of a wide range of health benefits. Lavender essential oil is very popular that is highly sought out and is widely available in many different shops.

 

Lavender soothes and reduces stress and anxiety, antioxidant components contained in it can impact the endocrine system to lower stress hormone levels in the body, relieve anxious thoughts, and balance moods. This can be accomplished by using a natural organic topical application, or a lovely tea.

 

Insomnia, apnea, and restless sleep patterns can be eased with lavender. A most wonderful tea can be made using lavender that has been used to help induce sleep and relaxation for thousands of years, and can also help to clear the mind of negative thoughts and is commonly used in meditation techniques and aromatherapy.

 

Adding lavender to bathwater taking a nice long soak can help reduce inflammation with the anti-inflammatory components found with it. It is a reliable way to relax both the body and mind, with the antioxidant properties of lavender being very potent making it one of the most trusted applications of its flowers.

 

If skin is feeling irritated and dry a quick spray with lavender infused water will supply quick relief, it can also help with chronic conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

 

It is common to use lavender for aromatherapeutic and relaxation applications, but it is also effective and impressive in treating infection. It has long been used on wounds and injuries for quick healing and to help in the prevention and development of infections in traditional and alternative medicines for it’s antiseptic ability.

Hair loss or any condition affecting the quality of hair would benefit the use of lavender based shampoo. Organic products can be fairly pricey, steeping lavender flowers like a tea and then applying the mixture to your hair is a home remedy long used that functions as an effective shampoo and it will significantly boost the health of the follicle beds and hair.

 

Organic compounds and antioxidants that are found contained within lavender are what gives it the relaxing qualities, they also help the heart by reducing blood pressure and easing tension on blood vessels, which can prevent atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular issues lowering the risks of heart attack and stroke.

 

Lavender contains polyphenols that can have a variety of effects on the body, such as preventing the development of harmful gut bacteria and the accumulation of gas in the gut, easing stomach discomfort, eliminating cramping, and reducing bloating. This can be accomplished by chewing on its leaves or enjoying a nice spot of lavender tea.

 

Lavender is not commonly considered to be an allergenic substance, but if one is susceptible to mint family allergens it is possible to experience negative side effects from lavender as well which are generally mild and can include increased appetite, headache, and constipation, with possible skin redness and irritation with topical applications.

 

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