The Latin name Lavender is derived from the latin verb lavare = wash, because the plant has been used for centuries as part of bath oils and soaps. It comes from the Mediterranean region and is still closely associated with the cosmetics industry in France. Flowers are valued for relaxing and soothing properties. A cloth bag with dried lavender embedded beneath a pillow supports quiet sleep.
To make a perfume, take some rose water and wash your hands in it, then take a lavender flower and rub it with your palms, and you will achieve the desired effect.
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Flowers, essential oil
The main active substances:
linalool, perillyl alcohol, linalyl acetate, camphor, limonene, tannins, triterpenes,coumarins
antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites.
useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, abdominal swelling and upset stomach
relieve pain from headache sprains, toothaches, and sores.
Tea – 3 times a day, drink one cup of tea from the flower to help you with stress and headaches
Tincture – Helps with asthma and relieve nervousness
Infusion oil – in muscle pain in the form of massage oil. It’s also possible to massage into sleep and neck in headaches.
Salve – a healthy, natural treatment for skin conditions such as eczema and sun burns. Calms bug bites and has anti wrinkle properties.
Hair water – 20 drops of essential oil dissolve in water and hair is flushed. Suitable for removing lice.
Essential oil – In insect bites or for sunburns 10 drops of oil are mixed with 50 ml of water and applied to the skin. Also for better sleep, apply 3-4 drops of essential oil to a paper towel and put under a pillow.
Lavender needs full sun and well-drained soil to grow best. Growing from seeds is not reliable, we recommend breeding half-grown cuttings in the summer. It is usually collected in the morning in the sunny summer weather