Lavender Tea a Natural Headache Remedy
Lavender Tea - Lavandula Officinalis
Used part: Flower
This medicinal plant is a beautiful shrub of blue-violet flowers, measures of 30 to 80 centimeters and it has a scent penetrating and well aromatic, main characteristic of the lavender. It has been known for so long that even the Greeks and Romans used it in their baths, and played an important role (the principal, in fact) in the expansion and development of the art of perfumery and cosmetics in Europe; later, would be used during World War II, to clean the soldiers' wounds.
Possessing a characteristic as strong as its aroma, the lavender ends happening a little unnoticed when the subject is the tea. The lavender tea is full of benefits they deserve more recognition.
The lavender tea has as active ingredients: coumarin, tannins, saponins, bitter principle, volatile oil (linalool) with lavender characteristic perfume. This tea is widely used in treatments for headache and neuralgia, insomnia, vertigo, chronic bronchitis, nervousness, bronchial asthma, asthenia, also against stomach problems such as dyspepsia, cramps, flatulence and bad breath
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Decrease anxiety and agitation
- Reduce blood pressure
- Decrease fever
- Stimulating the healing of canker sores
- Stabilizes the heart rate
- Reduce migraine pain
- Promote relaxation
- Improve sleep quality
- Reduce stress
- Fighting depression
- Skin problems such as: abscesses, acne, dermatitis, eczema, wounds, cleanses / softens / soothes skin, insect bites, psoriasis, burns, etc.
- Respiratory diseases, such as: asthma, bronchitis, cough, phlegm and flu, asphyxia, sinusitis and colds in general
- Gastric problems: stomach, spleen, nausea, gas, flatulent dyspepsia, nausea, gastric disorders, liver, etc.
- Fainting, atony of the brain-rachidial nerves, apoplexy, headache, fainting, depression, migraine, epilepsy, spasm, insomnia, nervousness, high blood pressure (hypertension), nervous tension, syncope, vertigo
- Menstrual and urinary dysfunctions, such as: anuria, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, lymphatic congestion, gout, etc.
- Rheumatic pain, arthritis, bruises, paralysis, muscle tension
- Cardiac weakness, cardiac neurosis and circulatory problems
- Put 1 tablespoon of herb to 1 liter of water
- Boil the water, add the herb and let it boil
- Turn off the heat and set aside for ten minutes
- Strain and serve
How to drink:
Take 1 cup 3 times a day.
The hot bath with Lavender has an excellent relaxing, soothing and tranquilizing effect that helps in the treatment of excessive stress, anxiety and sleep problems. To prepare a lavender bath, simply add 100 g of dried lavender flowers or 6-7 drops of essential oil to the hot water.
Another way to use Lavender in the bath is to place the 100 g of lavender flowers in a thin fabric such as a baby diaper, tie it up to make a purse and hold the purse in the shower using a string. In this way, the water encounters the plant and spreads throughout the body the medicinal properties of Lavender. In place of the dried flowers, the essential oil of the plant can also be used, which can be previously added to sachets of chamomile or mint tea for example.
In addition, to treat sleep and stress problems can also be used sachets with dried flowers of the plant, which should be placed under the pillow, so that they act throughout the night soothing and relaxing.
The main side effect of Lavender is drowsiness due to its calming and relaxing properties, but this only occurs when it is ingested in excess. Lavender is contraindicated for patients with gastric ulcers and during pregnancy and is contraindicated for patients with essential oil allergy.