The health benefits of lavender

It relieves digestive disorders. It is useful for calming intestinal spasms, it facilitates transit and improves the evacuation of bile. Massaging the stomach with a mixture of lavender oil and sweet almond oil relieves colic.

It reduces stress and nervousness. Calming and soothing, its sedative and anxiolytic action helps fight against sleep disorders due to stress. In infusion, no more than 50 g of lavender flowers for one liter of water. Otherwise you risk the opposite effect.

It fights bacteria. In vitro, the essential oil has shown antibacterial (against Staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, etc.) and antifungal (against Candida albicans). In case of laryngitis, infuse for 15 min, 50 g of lavender flowers in 1 liter of hot water. And sweeten with lavender honey.

It soothes rheumatism. It has an anti-pain and anti-inflammatory action due to the linalool in its essential oil.

It relieves small wounds. But also dry eczema and diaper rashes. Macerate a handful of lavender flowers in a liter of olive oil for 3 days. Apply locally.

The anecdote

The women who washed the clothes were called washerwomen, because they added lavender to the laundry water to disinfect and perfume the clothes.

Research side

Certain substances extracted from lavender (limonene and perillyl alcohol) have been the subject of research in the treatment of cancer for more than 20 years.

The right recipe: the soothing bath

The essential oil does not dissolve in water, so no need to pour it directly into the bath, it could irritate the mucous membranes. Against nervousness, combine a tablespoon of calendula macerate with 5 drops of lavender EO, ​​then pour the mixture into the water. Or pour 20 to 100 g of flowers for 20 liters of lukewarm water. Relaxation guaranteed!

Attention : For pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children under 12, for the essential oil.

Also pay attention to people with epilepsy, allergies, asthma or having a history of seizures. In case of contact with eyes, soothe with fatty vegetable oil and consult a doctor.

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