Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

The lavender plant genus of the family Lamiaceae. It grows in meadows, dry, warm and rugged slopes of the Mediterranean.Widespread throughout the Mediterranean, all the way to Africa and southeast regions of India. Lavender include annual and perennial species, grass like species and shrubs. As this is a very widespread culture that is cultivated worldwide mainly for decorative purposes, but also for commercial use, lavender is often encountered growing wild in nature. There are numerous cultivars of lavender, which are formed by the pollination of planting species within the same garden or plantation. Today there are about 25-30 different types of lavender.

Lavender fields (Lavandula officinalis)

Lavender is a semi bushy plant that grows in dry, warm slopes. It is, otherwise, grown as ornamentals in parks. Lavender is a subshrub, up to 60 cm. Branches are rectangles and up. The leaves are similar to rosemary. Gray-green colors with glands on the reverse side, the back slightly bent. The lavender flowers are blue whorls class. Lavender plant has a strong aromatic odor, taste bitter and angry. It has gray-green leaves and blue violet flowers and elongated ears. Laveneder blooms in July and August, and is harvested for medicinal purposes. The lavander leaves and flowers are collected before they open. Lavender dried flowers have a strong flavor and slightly bitter taste. They are mostly used for the preparation of lavender teas, herbal drops, essential oils, baths or inhalants.

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

Lavender is used for more than 2000 years. It is assumed that the word lavender comes from the Roman word lavare, meaning follows. The ancient Romans are bathed in scented baths in which they added lavender oil. They used dried lavender in church services and delivery. The Greeks also used lavender, but more for medical purposes. The famous Greek physician and botanist Dioscorides used her healing abilities to alleviate breathing disorders and as a natural laxative. Many monks in monasteries grew various herbs, among them a special place had lavender. Lavender during the plague of London in the 18th Century used as a protection against infection so that the people put under your nose and breathe so. Lavender has also been useful during the First and Second World War, where it was used as a remedy for pain and the wound to protect against infection.

Lavender flowers (Lavandula officinalis)

Medicinal plants are part of the tips of the stems with flowers. Harvested in the shade on an airy place. Like other herbs and lavender achieves better effect when mixed with chamomile, rosemary or sage, because these plants can amplify its effect. Lavender has a beneficial effect on the stomach and uterus, reduces bloating, promotes urination, menstruation, and the effect on delivery. It is recommended in treating diseases of the brain and nerves, against palpitations, intestinal cramps, migraine, neurasthenia, hysteria and fainting attacks preferences.

Dried Lavender  (Lavandula officinalis)

Acne, oily skin, dermatitis, cystitis, psoriasis, eczema, athlete's foot, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, mouth infections, cough, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, migraines, headaches, bruises, burns, cuts, anxiety, depression, stress, hypertension, dysmenorrhea, earache, bad breath, difficulty welding. Lavender in mind compress soothes burns and wounds, because it has strong antiseptic effect. Lavender oil is an ideal 'first aid'. It has the same effect as alcohol, but it does not burn. Lavender stimulates tissue regeneration and above all, a wonderful smell.

Teaspoons chopped herbs pour 200 ml of boiling water. Cover and leave to stand for 15-20 min. Strain tea and drink 2-3 cups of tea dnevno. Mix with chamomile, sage or rosemary for better action.

Lavender plant (Lavandula officinalis)