What is Lavender?

The lavender has been known for its actions for many centuries. It took its name from the Latin verb 'lavare' meaning 'wash', because the ancient Romans used it in their baths(lavare-levandula) It was also widespread for spirits (Spir. Lavandulae) and skin diseases. It is used for its aroma in ethereal bath oils and perfumes and is still closely related to the modern perfume industry in France. Its demand is so great that only 1,500 tonnes of lavender essential oil is produced in France every year.

What are its properties?

1. Antimicrobial

It neutralizes streptococcus and pneumococcus. It is effective against diphtheria, bronchitis, tuberculosis and typhoid.

2. Spasmolytic, analgesic

It works against cough, asthma, of the pertussis, flu and laryngitis. Relieves muscular, neuralgic and rheumatic pains. Relieves migraines and vertigo. It has an expectorant effect that regulates bronchial secretions.

3. Tonic, strengthening

Due to its rejuvenating effect, it is indicated for hypotonic patients.

4. Calming, slightly hypnotic

Helps in the headache, soothes stomach pains. It is sedative for nervousness, anxiety and insomnia. It is enough to breathe in deeply 3-4 times its aroma to get off of intense shock. Helps in melancholy and nausea.

5. Antiseptic, bactericidal, healing

Strengthens the gums, contributes to the healing of wounds and acts soothingly. Helps bruises and swellings. Helps in fistulas, chronic eczema, sunburn, acne, dermatitis, scabies, rashes, and alopecia. Therapeutics for cystitis and vaginal mycosis.

6. Digestive

Helps digestion and acts against tympanism and diarrhea. It has an antifouling (it removes gasses in the intestine) and anthelmintic action (kills the intestinal parasites).

7. Other actions

Diuretic, hypotensive, cholecognitive, menopausal. Auxiliary antidote to poisonings, animal, snake or insect bites. Very effective against dandruff. Anti-inflammatory.

8. Insect repellent, pesticide

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