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Lavender

Lavender or Lavandula angustifolia is a plant, which belongs to the genus Lavandula (lavender) and is native to the western Mediterranean. The special and attractive pinkish-purple color of its flowers is known all over the world as lavender color. Lavender is cultivated for its ornamental, medicinal, perfumery and culinary usage. The leaves and flowers are used to make medicine. You must have heard about lavender essential oil uses. It is used in massage therapy, aromatherapy, cosmetics (commonly bath products). Lavender oil and flowers help to protect your clothing from moth.

Lavender oil uses and its benefits are endless. Lavender leaves and flowers are also used to make an herbal tea. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties it is used for:

  • insomnia;
  • depression;
  • acne;
  • nervousness;
  • loss of appetite;
  • vomiting;
  • nausea;
  • stomach problems;
  • flatulence;
  • digestive disorders;
  • headaches;
  • sores;
  • joint pain;
  • toothache;
  • cancer;
  • hair loss
  • high blood pressure;
  • insect bites.

 

If you are wondering how to grow lavender so as to decorate your culinary masterpieces or make your garden special, you have to know that this herb likes full sun, warm and dry conditions. Growing lavender is possible even in pots. So, try to take advantage of all the benefits of this aromatic and useful plant.

It is safe in medicinal and food amounts. However pregnant, breast-feeding and people, who are going to have surgery, are not recommended to use it.