Aromatic Lavender Water
Phytochemicals of Lavender :
Alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, beta-santalene, borneol, camphor, caryophyllene, coumarin, geraniol, limonene, linalool, luteolin, 1,8-cineole, rosmarinic acid, tannin, umbelliferone, ursolic acid. The essential oil (1 to 3) is rich in linalyl acetate (30 to 55) and linalool (20 to 35).
General Information of Lavender
Herbalists and pharmacists have been using lavender remedies since ancient times. Lavender is still used in herbal remedies. Cushions filled with dried lavender can help to induce sleep and ease stress or depression.
It is used to make compresses for dressing wounds or for applying to the forehead to relieve congestion of the sinuses, headaches, hangovers, tiredness, tension and exhaustion.
In Christianity, it is believed that Adam and Eve took lavender with them when they were banished from the Garden of Eden.
In sixteent- century, Lavender was considered an effective and reliable protection against infection.
Benefits of Lavender
â€¢ Lavender herb is therapeutic, cleansing and detoxifying, natural analgesic and anti- depressant.
â€¢ It is recognised as an antibacterial, antiseptic and disinfectant power with its strong aromatic fragrance.
â€¢ It has anti-inflammatory, acne-preventing, anti-aging and moisturizing, and harmonizing affects,
â€¢ It also helps to soothe muscular aches, rheumatical pains, headaches and migraines.
â€¢ It is particularly beneficial in the summer time by repelling insects and insect bites.
â€¢ It can be inhaled to clear a stuffy nose and helps to fight sore throat
â€¢ The rejuvenating fragrance uplifts the spirits and harmonizes the mind. It can be used to increase concentration and improve inner balance.
â€¢ It is also very beneficial for problems such as bronchitis, asthma, halitosis, colds, laryngitis, throat infections and whooping cough.
â€¢ It is also purifying and can soothe sensitive, irritated and inflamed skins and preventing the development of eczema.
â€¢ It provides calming, relaxing and sedative effects to the nervous system with its anti-stress feature.
â€¢ It helps digestion and alleviates intestinal discomforts and complaints.
â€¢ For centuries, the people have used lavender to reduce anxiety, ease stress and promote a sense of happiness and help them to get a good nightâ€™s sleep.