Lavender: Benefits, Reviews, Warnings?
Lavender ... conosciamola together: properties and uses
The history of Lavender is lost in the mists of time. Known and used by man for over 2500 years, was formerly used for the preparation of luck charms and spells of love, for his intense and intoxicating.
The name of this plant comes from the Latin'' wash'' and refers to the use that they were Greeks and Romans who picked her flowers to scent the water of the spa where they immersed themselves indulging in relaxing baths and scented.
This plant which colors of purple hills of the Mediterranean, is going through a period of rebirth and rediscovery in the new natural therapies to treat disorders very common, such as headaches, insomnia, hypertension, respiratory diseases, rheumatic pains, etc..
The flowers of lavender, contrary to many other species, they retain their scent for a long time, even if dry. It is an ancient custom fill with dried flowers small canvas bags and then store them in drawers to scent linens and keep moths away. Its properties make it a useful antiparasitic remedy even in case of lice.
Its color that fades from blue to lilac evokes the silence, calmness and tranquility. For this reason, in aromatherapy, is used to find the right balance between the extremes, such as calming and balancing the nervous system.
To purify the room of a sick person, there is nothing better Lavender Essential Oil, whose scent is always discreet, fresh and delicate; will have an immediate toning and calming at the same time, antidepressant and stimulant of the defenses of the organism.
The precious essential oil that is extracted from the plant by the method of distillation, is considered one of the most versatile and useful and should not be missing among the natural remedies in your home. In order to reconcile the sleep of children who are struggling to fall asleep and those hyperactive, just put a few drops on their pillow, close to the face.
Lavender has been known since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic virtue. Great so in case of rheumatic joint or muscle of origin, such as stiff neck, sciatica, lumbago and backache. For its analgesic and antineuralgic, is an effective remedy for headaches.
It has bactericidal power and is useful in diseases of urogenital infections, while also reducing menstrual pain.
The scent of Lavender attracts bees, which produce excellent honey aroma, while the mosquitoes do not like that they are annoyed: It is recommended, therefore, in the sultry summer evenings, frizionarsi with lavender water to cool off and, at the same time, to avoid annoying bites. Lavender has known antiseptic and healing properties and promotes healing of infected wounds, burns relieves the pain and discomfort of insect bites and spiders.
It 'a great help for colds decongestant for its power and for its balsamic that emanate breathing in the steam.
In cosmetics, for its decongesting, refreshing and antiseptic, the essential oil is used in the formulation of products for the treatment of impure or damaged and in case of oily hair or dandruff.
Lavender is surprisingly also used in the kitchen for preparing delicious dishes: risotto, cheese, biscuits, jams, chocolate and even ice cream can be flavored with flowers of lavender. Do not believe us? Then do not miss the appointment with the annual Lavender Festival which is held every year in the month of July (the period of maximum flowering Lavender) in Tuscania. Everything is tinged with blue, and is pervaded by intense and intoxicating perfume of lavender in bloom