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Thank you for visiting my blog and Continuing with the series of properties and benefits of fruits and vegetables, today I bring you information about:
Lavender is a perennial plant of the many properties that belong to the family of labiates. This genus includes more than 30 species and thanks to its properties, it is also widely cultivated by the extraction of its essences.
When we talk about the properties and benefits of lavender, we are talking mostly about its essential oil. This compound is used in several ways for therapeutic use. Let’s look at some properties that I investigated today.
The essential oil has sedative and anxiolytic properties that exert benefits on the central nervous system. When the essential oil is inhaled, it can sedate and soothe.
This plant has anxiolytic properties, in addition to the essential oil, it improves the associated symptoms, such as restlessness, sleep disorders and somatic disorders.
Asthma and respiratory problems:
It has properties that can bring benefits in case of problems affecting the respiratory tract. The vapors released by the essential oil have bactericidal properties that make it useful in case of asthma, bronchitis, sore throat and phlegm.
A few drops of lavender essential oil, on the pillow, improve the quality and regularity of sleep. Several studies suggest that the plant is an excellent natural remedy to cure insomnia and improve sleep quality. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil to the diffuser every night to improve sleep.
The essential oil can be used as an analgesic in case of rheumatism and joint pain. In this case, lavender oil is used to massage the painful parts and can also be used in cases of back pain, muscle pain, low back pain, rheumatism, even in the treatment of acute and chronic or intractable pain.
Inhalation of essential oil is an effective and safe way to treat acute migraine. It is also very effective to massage the temples with a few drops of essential oil.
The use of diffusers in the office or home, allow to maintain a pleasant mood, thanks to the effects of the essence of lavender and its aroma.
Another positive aspect of lavender extract is that it can influence some fungal strains of the skin. It has been found that the active ingredients of the plant are capable of destroying the cell membrane of pathogenic fungi, especially the fungus called Candida albicans.
The use of lavender in aromatherapy can reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in women.
The oil applied to the skin is a powerful insect repellent such as mosquitoes and flies. In addition, in the case of insect bites, the plant has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to reduce pain and irritation caused by insect bites.
The plant, used in aromatherapy, has beneficial effects on blood circulation and can also reduce blood pressure by preventing hypertension and the pathologies associated with poor blood circulation.
Protect the skin:
Lavender essential oil is also used for external use and is useful in the case of acne, dandruff, insect bites, sunburn, inflammation and dermatitis. According to dermatologists, lavender oil is one of the best remedies for acne. It is able to inhibit the proliferation of bacteria that cause the initial infection that then leads to acne. For this purpose, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the cream that we normally use for the care of our skin.
It has the unique property of accelerating wound healing with the topical application of lavender oil as it promotes the synthesis of collagen.
The flowers, if used for external use, purify oily skin and promote wound healing.
It has been shown that the substances contained in lavender have useful properties to eliminate lice and their eggs. In addition to this, the plant is also useful for the treatment of hair loss, especially for people suffering from alopecia. In this case, the remedy is to massage the scalp with lavender essential oil.
- The essential oil should never be ingested, only applied to the skin or inhaled (vapors) through the appropriate instruments typical of aromatherapy. Ingestion can cause serious health problems.
- In excessive doses, it can be toxic. It can lead to allergies found with the formation of dermatitis.
- It should be used with caution in children and pregnant women.
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