Lavender and its benefits
Lavender is an herb commonly grown in parts of Europe, the United States, and Australia, but its native to the region of the Mediterranean. Around the time of ancient Egypt, it was used for the process of mummification. Lavender provides many benefits that boost our daily health, used for beauty routines and skin treatments, and in the frequent use of our shampoos and fragrances. This herb has a long history of use for boosting appetite and mood. In addition to appetite, it helps to relieve the gastrointestinal problem. As a natural calmer, it helps with reducing feelings of anxiety and stress.
People today use lavender to ease problems of depression, intestinal problems, and pains, as part of their daily routine as a dietary supplement. Lavender is used as oil for skin problems and inhaled in vapor to help people fall asleep and reduce agitation and restless sleep patterns. Lavender is also used to soothe bug bites, fungal infections, cuts and scrapes, smalls burns, skin rashes, and small blemishes. Lavender may also be used in massages helping to reduce muscle spasm and inflammation.
One most common use for lavender is drinking lavender tea leaves. A nice cup of lavender tea with drop honey and lemon with a mix of mint and rosemary; you may also use lavender leaves with the traditional glass of homemade lemonade. This beautiful flowery herb is overall good for your well-being and compliments any soft and sweet taste.
A couple of ways to mix drops of lavender oil are:
- Softening skin and preventing sunburn: Lavender oil + Shea butter or + Coconut oil.
- Cupcakes, cookies, muffins, and brownies: Lavender oil or Lavender flavoring + Cake mix.
- Lavender syrup: 1 cup of water + 1 cup of sugar + 1 tablespoon of lavender blossoms = Bring to a boil, stir, simmer and let cool.