Lavender tea has been known for a long time as being particularly beneficial to disorders involving the nervous system. Lavender is an aromatic shrubby multi-branched Herbal plant with a stem reaching a height of about 6 to 24 inches. Purple-coloured flowers typically grow on the woody stems although there are varieties that have pink and white flowers. Lavender bears very narrow grey green leaves.
Lavender has been valued as a scented Herb throughout the centuries. The fragrance of lavender is known to relax and soothe the mind and the body. Many perfumeries include the essential oil of lavender in formulating their products.
The lavender plant is native to North and East Africa the Mediterranean Southern Europe India and Arabia but is also now cultivated and grown in such places as the United States and Japan. Lavender grows best at sites that are dry and are exposed to good sunlight.
The beneficial constituents of lavender include flavonoids tannins courmarines and essential oil containing camphor geraniol and linalool. The following are the health benefits attributed to lavender tea:
- Lavender tea may help ease insomnia.
- Lavender tea may help calm nervousness and anxiety. It may also be used to alleviate stress and uplift flagging spirits. Lavender tea may help treat an upset stomach as well as flatulence and colic. It may also be used to treat stomach and bowel infections.
- Lavender tea may help alleviate depressive and migraine headaches.
- Lavender tea when applied topically may help alleviate colds cough asthma bronchitis and similar problems in the respiratory system.
- Lavender tea may help induce sweating and consequently reduce the body temperature during fever.
- Lavender tea when applied topically may help heal cuts wounds ulcers and sores.