lavender

lavender

Part used Flower
Use Tea – 1/2 tsp dried flowers to 8oz water, steep 15 mins
Benefits
  • Carminative, nervine and anti-depressant
  • Combines to rosemary, holy basil and damiana to heal emotional stagnation (repetitive thinking of traumatic event)
  • Anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory oils in flowers combine with rosemary, blueberry and hawthorn to inhibit atherosclerosis, aneurism, depression and mental decline in Alzheimer’s
  • General tonic, sedative, antispasmodic, diuretic, digestive aid, gas remedy
  • Tea and essential oil good for insomnia, nervous fatigue, headaches, nausea and gas
  • Aroma stimulates mental processes and alleviates depression as well as promoting deep sleep
Dangers Oil should never be taken internally

Adapted from:

[1] Winston, D. & Maimes, S. (2007). Adaptogens: Herbs for strength, stamina and stress relief. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press

[2] Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

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