By Stepy — December 10, 2012
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a hardy and heavenly scented perennial. It has a beautiful color. It is revered in Provence (France) as a medicinal plant. It is also used for its scent in many body and bath products, as a tea, for home décor and accessories and so much more.
We love its scent and very fine taste as a tea. The fact that is has healing benefits makes it irresistible.
Lavender is known as a calming herb and has been used for a very long time to treat insomnia, anxiety, depression, and stress relief.
The healing benefits of lavender tea:
Aids with digestion:
Lavender also helps with bloating, flatulence and upset stomach.
Lavender can applied to the skin to repel mosquitoes and other insects.
A tea made of lavender flowers relieves tension caused by “nerves and stress.
Lavender also reduces muscle spasms, increases relaxation and helps with menstrual cramps.
Lavender is perhaps one of most commonly used “adaptogens” – meaning it can adapt to any mood and helps calm the body and relieves tension.
In Provence, Lavender tea is a traditional home remedy for insomnia.
Inhaling lavender is used for insomnia and agitation.
As always: Please talk to your health practitioner before using lavender for insomnia.
Lavender tea recipe:
Ingredients: (Makes 2 cups)
2 tbsps of dried lavender flowers
2 cups boiling water
1 tbsp of Manuka Honey
1 tbsp or organic lemon juice
In a clear glass teapot put the dried flowers and pour the boiling water over them
Allow to steep for 5 minutes
Strain when ready to drink
Add the Manuka Honey and lemon Juice