Lavender Flowers (Lavandula augustifolia)
These flowers are amazing in a tea! The taste is so bright and welcoming, very stress relieving aroma 🙂
Lavender flowers have been used for soaps and oils for time out of mind! From food products, soaps, perfumes, and even just the visual appeal Lavender has made a home for itself in almost every culture. We are very grateful to have the presence of Lavender in the Eternityinabox office, and are even more grateful to be able share them with you! These flowers have many uses that extend beyond taste and aroma! In teas Lavender can help reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and treat the symptoms of colds and respiratory infections. Lavender oil is great for relaxation, tension, sore muscles, joint pains, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, insect bites, and burns! That’s a long list! We are sure Lavender can serve you well!
Health Benefits and Uses:
Relaxant: As a tea or oil Lavender can help reduce stress levels, reduce fatigue, help with insomnia, lower blood pressure, and ease the mind.
Oil: Lavender oil can be used to treat skin irretations, bug bites, burns, sore muscles, and joint pain.
Antiseptic and Anti-Inflammatory: In a tea Lavender can treat headaches, and treat upper respiratory infections.
Preparations and Dose:
Tea: A tea can be made with 4 to 6 grams of flowers steeped in 8oz of hot water.
Oil: Lavender oil can be made fairly easily. Take about 2 cups of Lavender crush the Lavender well or cut up the flowers for faster infusion. Put the flowers into a large jar. Pour mineral oil, or olive oil into the jar, and seal the jar shut. Put the jar in a sunny place and leave it for several weeks(the longer the better). Strain out the flowers from the oil and that’s it! You can apply the oil to your skin for relaxation, burns, or bug bites.
Precautions and Side Effects:
Pregnant and breastfeeding woman should avoid the use of Lavender, while no serious effects have been reported, the full effects of lavender oil have not been tested on pregnant woman.
Some people may develop an allergic reaction to lavender oil. There are also instances when people experience side effects such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, and chills after inhaling or applying the oil topically
***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ***