Fields of lavender are stunning. A simple lavender plant in a pot in a sunny window is a culinary superstar. It is also a medicinal powerhouse. Its most common use is a sachet in the closet to keep clothes fresh or a bath time relaxer. But, get creative and use it in teas, oils, and lemonade.
“Pure lavender oil is an incredible essential oil to use for your own health and wellness. It’s among the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of the most powerful, making it a favorite of households for the healing properties and uses of lavender essential oil. Lavender oil has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents, which explains its effectiveness at helping with a lot of health ailments. Lavender oil possesses amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive, and sedative properties.
“Florida researchers have found that lavender oil benefits include reducing anxiety and lowering pulse rates in nursing students taking stressful tests. And in hospital settings, lavender aromatherapy has been demonstrated to decrease pre-surgery distress and to be more relaxing than massage or merely resting.(1)
“Lavender essential oil has medicinal properties as well. It has been shown to reducedepression, improve insomnia and ease labor pains. And anecdotal evidence suggests that lavender oil benefits those with headaches, hangovers, sinus congestion and pain relief.”
Check out Healthy Holistic Living for the recipe for Lavender Lemonade and all the research to back the claims for lavender. You will be refreshed and calm with your lavender lemonade in hand.
Source: Healthy Holistic Living