Lavender oil has been popular since ancient times. It has a wide variety of uses. Lavender is native to the mountainous zones of the Mediterranean where it grows in sunny, stony habitats. Today, it brandishs throughout southern Europe, Australia, and the United States. Lavender is a heavily branched short shrub that grows to a height of roughly 60 centimeters. Its broad rootstock bears woody branches with erect, rod-like, leafy, green shoots. A silvery down covers the gray-green narrow leaves, which are oblong and tapered, attached directly at the base, and curled spirally. Lavender is a scent with a long tradition in perfumes and Aromatherapy.
The Romans used its antiseptic quality to bathe and cleanse their wounds. Lavender oil is an essential oil, kin from plants by steam distillation of the flowers. Lavender is a native of the Mediterranean countries. The oil is widely used in aromatherapy to ease tension, tiredness and feelings of depression. Lavenders gentle yet powerful healing properties allow it to be used for burns and insect bites. The oil is widely used in aromatherapy to ease tension, tiredness and feelings of depression. Lavenders gentle yet powerful healing properties allow it to be used for burns and insect bites.
Aromatherapy with lavender may slow the activity of the nervous system, improves sleep quality, promote relaxation, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders. Blended lavender oil, when used for massage produces a relaxing, calming effect. A few drops of the oil in a hot bath will relieve anxiety and produce a pleasant drowsiness. In a cool bath the oil will refresh and energise. Lavender oil makes a superlative skin or facial oil for troubled skin conditions such as acne and gives temporary relief to the symptoms. Lavender flowers have also been approved in Germany as a tea for insomnia, and nervous stomach irritations.
Lavender as a tonic in inhalation therapy to treat headaches, nervous disorders, and exhaustion. It is also used visibly in a healing bath for circulatory disorders and as a rub for rheumatic ailments (conditions affecting the muscles and joints). Essential oils, including lavender, for treating children with eczema concluded that the oils added no benefit to therapeutic touch from the mother; in other words massage with and without essential oils was equally effective in improving the dry, scaly skin lesion. Lavender should not be used during the early stages of pregnancy. Use Lavender with caution if you have low blood pressure.
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