This tea consists of dried lavender blossoms. Lavender is a tough plant and is extremely drought resistant. Its flowers keep their scent when dried and are also edible. If properly cared for, a lavender plant will live up to ten years.
People use the fragrant, pale purple flowers and flower buds in potpourris. Dried and sealed in pouches, they are placed among stored items of clothing to give a fresh fragrance and as a deterrent to moths. The plant is also grown commercially for extraction of lavender oil from the flowers. We use this oil as an antiseptic and for aromatherapy.
Lavender is a herb rich in history and culture. Long prized for its healing properties, written records of the use of lavender for medicinal purposes date back as far as 60AD.
Historically, we use lavender as an antiseptic and for mental health purposes.
During the First World War, when modern antibiotics were sparse, people used lavender to dress wounds and to heal scar tissue and burns.
Lavender is famous for its antibiotic properties. Studies show that the essential oil of lavender, particularly when combined with Geranium oil, is capable of killing some Staph infections. Other studies report that lavender is good for treating ear infections, and is mild enough to treat such symptoms in children.
Recently, four new chemicals have been isolated from lavender plants, and are beneficial for the treatment of candida. There is ongoing research into these four substances.
Lavender reduces fever and purifies the system by inducing sweating to eliminate toxins. It is a strong antiseptic and fights diphtheria, strep throat and pneumonia.
Lavender tea can ease the digestive system and relieve vomiting and diarrhea.
Lavender tea gargle eases sore throats and laryngitis, can also soothe toothache.
An infusion of lavender soothes headaches. People frequently use lavender as an aid to sleep and relaxation. The infusion is a soothing and relaxing bedtime drink.
Lavender eases both anxiety and insomnia according to research. For centuries, men and women have placed lavender sprigs in their pillows for a good night’s sleep.
Lavender tea may help heal cuts, wounds, ulcers and sores.
It also treats scalds, minor burns, cuts, grazes, inflammation, eczema and dermatitis.
Gentle and effective remedy for acne skin, controls sebum production, calms the skin and harmonizes its functions.
For the same reasons it is a very beneficial hair wash, cleans and balances the scalp, can be helpful against dandruff and kills head lice.
Lavender tea eye poultice calms and soothes the eyes and its delicate surrounding skin, it is suitable for all skin types.