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A Plant with Countless Uses and Benefits, Lavender, and Their Amazing Properties

Discover the therapeutic and cosmetic wonders of lavender, an aromatic treasure from the Mediterranean

By Míriam GuaschPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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The plant that we refer to as lavender is also called by its Latin name, espliego. Its natural habitat is the Mediterranean. Its blooms, which are a blue-violet hue, emit a perfume that is both pleasant and recognized. The color of its blossoms is blue-violet. It belongs to the family Lamiaceae and has a wide range of applications, including those in the beauty and medical fields.

It has been used for a very long time as an insecticide as well as a scent for homes, clothing, and closets. In addition, lavender extract is often utilized in the production of a broad range of products within the perfumery business. Some examples of these products include perfumes, colognes, soaps, and oils, although the list is not exhaustive.

Pain and inflammation

Lavender oil contains a number of different alcohols and esters, some of which have anti-inflammatory properties. These alcohols include linanol, geraniol, and borneol. As a direct result of this, it is an effective method of therapy for the purpose of reducing or calming pain.

Lavender-based preparations, whether used topically or externally, have shown to be a useful treatment for a variety of painful conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and lumbar pain, as well as torticollis, headaches, and foot discomfort.

Beneficial in the management of both sadness and nervousness

Lavender possesses properties that are sedative to the central nervous system, and these properties may be employed to ease nervousness and discomfort in those who are affected by these conditions. Due to the fact that lavender has a mild calming effect, using it may be of assistance in the management and treatment of stomach nerves. In addition to this, it is helpful in managing nervousness, tension, and irritability. In addition to this, it aids in the prevention of motion sickness, which is often brought on by anxiety.

The digestive process in its entirety

It is a common misconception that lavender is a great tonic for the digestive system. Due to the cholagogue and choleretic properties that it has, it is indicated for digestion that is particularly difficult. It promotes the release of irritating and unpleasant gases that are created in the intestines, which are the underlying cause of stomach bloating and cramping. These gases are formed when food is digested.

If you drink an infusion of this plant after meals, not only will you have improved digestion generally, but you may also be able to fight off pain and bloating in the stomach.

An ally in the struggle to prevent further hair loss

It would seem that stimulating the scalp with lavender essential oil or with an infusion derived straight from the plant helps to strengthen the hair roots, which in turn helps to prevent hair loss and alopecia from occurring.

Rinses for the hair that include lavender are supposed to be beneficial in fighting dandruff in addition to slowing the trend of hair loss. This is one of the purported benefits of using lavender.

Organic tranquilizer for the muscles

Lavender's natural ability to calm people down may be traced back to ancient times, when it was first used. We turn to this plant due to its property whenever we have problems sleeping or difficulty falling asleep, which hinders us from receiving adequate rest for the day.

A lot of people believe that if they put a sachet packed with lavender in their pillowcase, it would help them relax and go to sleep easier. However, this is only a misconception.

More positive features and benefits all around

Because of its antibacterial, soothing, and therapeutic properties, in addition to the astringent impact produced by tannins, this plant is a wonderful treatment for treating many skin illnesses and improving the state of our skin. This is made possible by the plant's ability to improve the condition of our skin.

It is usual practice to use lavender to clean wounds and speed up the healing process by applying it directly to the wound. Some of the ailments that may be helped by its use include abrasions, burns, dermatitis, and psoriasis, as well as bites from various insects.


About the Creator

Míriam Guasch

Hello, I'm Miriam! Enthusiastic pharmacist passionate about well-being, vegan food, nature, animal lover, avid traveler, ecologist. Excited to learn and share!

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