17 January, 2019

Benefits of the Lavender Plants

Benefits of the Lavender Plants

Benefits of the Lavender Plants

Lavender, a lovely name for a plant with many common names as lavenderEnglish lavenderFrench lavenderGarden lavenderLavandula angustifoliaLavandula latifolia, and Lavandula officinalis.

Lavender plants (common species: Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula officinalis) is well-known for its aromatic fragrance.  It has been used as a fragrant ingredient in lotions, body shampoo, soaps, shampoos, and sachets for scenting clothes.   Similar to Chamomile TeaLavender Tea is also one of the elements in modern and Zen living style, though it has been traditionally taken.
Benefits of the Lavender Plants
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Lavender (Latin: lavare,  means “to wash”).  It was frequently used in purifying body and spirit.  This herb is also treated as a natural remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression and mood disturbances.  Clinical research has confirmed that lavender produces calmingsoothing, and sedative effects.
Lavender plant is commonly found in the mountain area at the Mediterranean.  The plants grow well under sunny and stony habitats.  It’s found throughout southern Europe, Australia, and the United States today.  The small, blue-violet, purple Lavender flowers contain essential oils, giving the herb its fragrant scent.

Lavender - Which Parts are useful?

Flowers!  The essential oil is extracted from the fresh flowers of the lavender plant and used for medicinal purposes.
Lavender Oils

Lavender Oil- Medicinal Uses
Clinical studies have been indicated that lavender essential oil has a beneficial role in treating various medical conditions.  This includes insomnia, alopecia (hair loss), anxiety, stress, postoperative pain, and as an antibacterial and antiviral agent.

Clinical studies have been indicated that lavender essential oil has a beneficial role in treating various medical conditions.  This includes insomniaalopecia (hair loss)anxietystresspostoperative pain, and as an antibacterial and antiviral agent.
Lavender oil is also used in adjunct with other forms of integrative medicine, such as spa, massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic manipulation.
Same as ChamomileLavender Tea is easily found in Coffee & Tea House, readily made as an herbal tea bag, for calming and distress.  

Here are some of the medicinal uses of Lavender:-

Lavender flowers in Insomnia 

Pillows filled with dried lavender flowers were found useful to promote better sleep.  This was used traditionally to help the restless fall sleep.

Benefits of the Lavender Plants
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Aromatherapy with lavender essential oil may help to improve sleep quality, promote relaxation, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders.
Massage with lavender essential oils may also help to improve sleep quality, more stable mood, increased mental capacity, and reduced anxiety.
Alopecia areata – Hair Loss
Massage scalps with lavender essential oils daily may help in promoting hair re-growth.

A headache

Aromatherapy with lavender essential oil where the aroma is inhaled is good as a treatment for headaches, nervous disorders, and exhaustion.

Lavender in Skin Conditions

Skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, can be treated with lavender essential oil.

Benefits of the Lavender Plants


The use of herbs is a traditional approach to strengthening the body and treating disease.
Lavender may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.  Nausea, vomiting, headache, and chills are few common allergic reactions reported in some individuals following inhalation or absorption of lavender through the skin.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using lavender.
As a good practice, herbs should be taken with care, under the supervision of a health care provider qualified in the field of botanical medicine or medical professionals.
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