In addition to being beautiful and fragrant, lavender is also one of the most versatile plants to use. This has been known as far back as he Antiquity – lavender was the defining plant of cosmetology, hence its name: the word “lavare” means “to wash” in Latin. But let’s not go back so far in time, and instead let’s look at the beneficial effects of lavender.
It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects. Used as an essential oil, it is a stress reliever; lavender also alleviates headaches and depressed moods, and helps you fall asleep. Strengthens the immune system and relieves inflammatory and rheumatic muscle pain.
It plays a beneficial role in skin care: it soothes inflamed skin and eczema, and also relieves sunburn. When dropped into bath water, it results in velvety skin. It enhances physical and mental freshness. Lavender helps relieve low blood pressure. It soothes insect bites and accelerates the healing of abrasions. It can also be useful in the case of mental and nervous complaints, such as sleep disorders, headaches and migraines.