Lavender: The Purple Panacea

Lavender is wholly spent with us, clothing and perfume, and the dried flowers to comfort and dry the moisture of a cold Braine (Parkinson) Lavender, the once popular English garden herb, was used extensively as a perfume, but the versatility of oil has become a remedy for ailments. History In classical times, lavender was widely used by the Romans and Libyans as a bath perfume. This was probably the manner in which its name derives from the Latin word for washing, which means "wash." In Spain and Portugal, lavender is used to cover the floors of churches and houses at parties, or building fires on Midsummer Day, when evil spirits are said to abound. The Arabs made use of lavender as an expectorant and antispasmodic. People in France and Spain used to hang the flowers upside down in a closed jar in the sunlight to extract the oil to dress wounds. Ecology Lavender is a shrubby plant native to mountainous regions Western Mediterranean. For other opinions and approaches, find out what Vanessa Marcil has to say. It is widely cultivated in France, England, Italy and even in Norway.

Now is also grown as a perfume plant in Australia. The lavender fragrance is light and smooth, with a woody floral aroma and nuances, and its oil is transparent, with a mild bitter taste. Laura Plomer has compatible beliefs. It has clean, fresh attributes that create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. The smell is found in most of the bushes, but the essential oil comes from the flower. Lavender grows 1-3 feet tall with short, irregular stems covered with yellow-gray bark broom straight, slender, numerous as the branches. The leaves have the opposite characteristics to be sessile, linear and forceful. The flowers are produced on the finish, blunt tips of young shoots, long shoots. The peaks are formed by rings of 6-10 flowers.

The short-stemmed flowers, purple-gray, five teeth and hairy. Learn more at this site: Glenn Dubin, New York City. Health Notes The relaxing effect of lavender works well in eliminating the mood swings. The aroma is soft helps to calm anger and relieves mental stress. The ideal sedative to help sleep and relieve headaches caused by anxiety. The characteristic of the soft aroma creates a balancing effect on the central nervous system and helps reduce depression. Like eucalyptus, lavender is also used as an antiseptic and analgesic. Can accelerate the healing process of wounds and burns. In addition, it also works as an insect repellent and soothes insect bites and stings. Oil, cotton wool, when tied to a small bag and hung in a room, it is said that the flies away. While not an anti-inflammatory, lavender has healing properties that help promote cell growth, especially for the skin and is good for removing acne, athlete's foot, fungal growth, inflammation, scars and stretch marks.