Lavender: Benefits, Uses and History

March 03, 2020

Lavender: Benefits, Uses and History

Lavender is an aromatic herb that comes from the northern region of Africa and also the mountains of the Mediterranean. It’s part of the mint family and is known for its beauty and its powerful fragrance. Its name is derived from the Latin word lavare which means “to wash.” Lavender has been commonly used to make soaps and also to clean clothes—the powerful aroma has been known to be helpful with repelling moths and other insects. The ancient Egyptians have even used lavender in their mummification process and as a perfume. 

Lavender is widely grown and used in the production of essential oils. It’s also commonly taken by itself, or with other herbs, as a tea. Lavender oil has been known to contain anti-inflammatory properties and has also been used as an antiseptic. Some studies show that lavender can help with relieving digestive issues, such as nausea, vomiting, gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling. 

Lavender has also been used as a powerful sleep aid—some people put lavender in their pillow cases at night to help them sleep better, while others drink it as tea to ease restlessness and promote relaxation. 

In herbal medicine, lavender has been used to help with . . . 

-mental health issues. 

-depression. 

-anxiety. 

-insomnia. 

-skin irritations & more. 

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Sources 
https://www.healthline.com/health/what-lavender-can-do-for-you#uses 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265922 

http://www.lavendersense.com/index.php/Lavender/Index 





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