Lavender is found in many places locally, including parks and gardens and it is one of the most decorated plants adding beauty to any scenery. You may find it blooming in July or August.
It possesses many medicinal properties and its leaves are often gathered before blooming.
One of its best qualities is the power to relax and soothe the body physically and emotionally.
Some of the methods for a good night sleep recommend a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow or pajamas to help sleep like a baby. People who suffer from: migraines, anxiety attacks, depression, hysteria, emotional stress and neurological disorders would benefit greatly from implementing this herb in their life.
Nowadays in every spa there is an anti-stress therapy and it usually includes lavender because its essential oil recuperates the circulatory system. Cosmetic companies are also greatly prone to incorporating this plant in their formulations.
Most of the time it can be mixed with: chamomile, rosemary and sage to enhance its potency. From a medical point of view it reduces stomach and menstrual cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and bloatedness.
Skin diseases can be treated with lavender especially: acne, oily skin, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. When you need an antiseptic you can use lavender at any time. Sunburns, wounds, sores and many other burns and inflammations can be treated with lavender. It is used in first aid as a substitute for alcohol because it does not sting. Some respiratory infections: flu, colds, sinus congestion, bronchitis and angina can be prevented with it. Muscles also benefit greatly from it along with aching joints, muscle tension, rheumatism, back pains and lumbago or low back pain by a gentle massage with lavender oil.
Extra tip for homemade lavender air freshener
Gather a few lavender flowers and simmer them for 30 minutes. Strain the water and put the liquid in a spray bottle. Let it cool down and in a blink of an eye you have the most amazing air freshener. Spray around your rooms and feel the harmony and peacefulness the lavender brings.