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Lavender

Indigenous to the mountain zones of the Mediterranean, lavender thrives in stony habitats that have access to lots of sunlight. Lavender can be found growing in the wild throughout southern Europe. Lavender is a shrub with that grows up to about 60 cm. Heavy, woody branches grow from the broad rootstock and green leaf-like shoots resembling rods protrude out from the branches. The narrow, greyish-green leaves are covered in a silver blanket-like substance and taper down from the base. The leaves are oblong in shape and attach directly at the base in spiral patterns.

Lavender is frequently alluded to as a natural remedy for a large variety of ailments. Lavender is primarily used for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and mood disturbances. Studies show that lavender is effective in producing calming, soothing, and anti-convulsive effects in those who use it.

Suggested Health Benefits of Lavender

Lavender can be used in connection with the following conditions and symptoms:
# Restlessness
# Insomnia
# Abdominal complaints
# Rheumatism
# Loss of appetite

Dosage and Administration

The oil from lavender may be used externally or topically for a wide variety of ailments. Aromatherapists frequently use lavender to help with nervous disorders and exhaustion. Herbalists have used lavender oil to treat skin ailments including fungal infections, burns, wounds, eczema, and even acne. Lavender oil can be applied externally for circulatory disorders, by adding the oil to a healing bath, or used as a rub to treat rheumatic ailments.

Oral use is not recommended.

Dosage for adults:

Internal use: Tea: 1 to 2 tsp whole herb per cup of water. Lavender oil: 1 to 3 drops may be taken on sugar cube; however, other authorities advise against taking internally.

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