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What Are the Properties of Lavender

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
What Are the Properties of Lavender

Lavender is one of the best known aromatic plants and which has the most applications in various fields. You can find all sorts of items with lavender; from moth fresheners to lavender shampoos, to all kinds of recipes that include this herb. That is why many people who choose to plant lavender at home so you always have it handy. If you also want to know more about the properties of lavender do not miss this OneHowTo article.

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One of the most known and most used properties of lavender is the fact that it acts as a relaxant and sedative, which is why it is very useful to combat problems of insomnia and other sleep disorders. That is why it can be very useful to place a lavender sachet under the pillow to sleep more easily.

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Likewise, another medicinal use of lavender is related to anxiety, stress and other disorders of the nervous system, as it acts as natural calming agent. Therefore, it is recommended that people with these problems drink infusions of lavender and it's also a very common advantage of lavender is that you can incorporate it into the bath water and bathe to de-stress.

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Furthermore, lavender has antispasmodic properties that may be used to combat digestive problems such as indigestion, cramps and stomach cramps, etc. Simultaneously, its antiseptic power prevents the proliferation of bacteria and thus prevents stomach gas production and the subsequent swelling that is so uncomfortable.

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Thanks to its antiseptic properties is also possible to use the Lavender essential oil externally to treat:

  • Superficial wounds
  • Sunburn
  • Insect bites
  • Eczema
  • Hair loss

That is why on OneHowTo we explain step by step how to make homemade lavender oil so that you too can use it in your home.

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Obviously we cannot forget the aromatic use lavender as its feature and powerful fragrance is used for the preparation of infinite products such as air fresheners, soaps, shampoos, creams, massage oils, etc. You can also use this plant to make lavender water or to make homemade lavender soap.

Similarly, you should know that this aromatic plant is one of the most used remedies to scare mosquitoes and other insects; for this reason, we suggest planting lavender at home to keep out all the bugs.

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Despite all the beneficial properties of lavender, you also need to know that it boasts some contraindications and side effects and therefore people with the following ailments/conditions must pay particular attention to the use of lavender - especially with essential oil:

  • Liver disease
  • Gastric ulcers, gastritis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Neurological diseases
  • Parkinson's, epilepsy
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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