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Lavendula species
Lavender is best know for it's profound calming affect on the nervous system, but actually has a plethora of medicinal applications. Lavender flowers are gentle enough to use with babies, and effective enough to rid a grown man of the common cold. Lavender is cool in nature and has a slight drying effect.
The essential oil of lavender and its ability to heal burns quickly and effectively is often overshadowed by the use of aloe, but the two together work miracles. Lavender essential oil can be applied to fire burns, electrical burns, or sunburns. It seems counter-intuitive that an oil could be placed on a burn, but essential oils are not lipids (such as vegetable oils or animal fats), rather a hydrophobic (repels water) liquid that has been distilled from plant compounds.
The pure essential oil of lavender flowers is one of the few essential oils that can be applied "neat" or directly to the skin; most other essential oils must be diluted or they will chemically burn the skin. A few drops of essential oil of lavender is gentle enough to add directly in to a baby's bath water. It is difficult to grow enough lavender flowers in the garden to produce therapeutic quantities of the herb for all conditions, but a tea of the flowers can be used for upset stomachs due to nervousness in kids, and as a mouthwash for bad breath. The essential oil is relatively affordable and easy to find at any health food store.
Lavender essential oil is a great remedy for colds and viruses; it is considered an effective botanical for "releasing exterior wind-heat pathogens" for children and adults according to Chinese medicine. A "wind-heat" type cold would likely present with a sore throat, thirst, feelings of heat or fever, agitation, and possibly a headache. The essential oil of lavender can also be added to a spray bottle of water to take on airline trips to use as an antiviral to avoid catching colds and flu's from others in close quarters of a plane.
Lavender is widely known for its affects on reducing stress and stress headaches, but can also be useful in recovering from nervous exhaustion and adrenal fatigue. Children with resent displacement such as a move or a change of school can benefit from lavender essential oil. Parents utilize lavender essential oil to help get little ones to bed, especially when they are wound up.
In addition to being a great first aid tool for burns, lavender essential oil takes the sting out of bee and wasp stings and can sooth bug bites too. Lavender is also very soothing for children suffering with eczema combined with other soothing essential oils and foraha oil. Lavender is very soothing for the skin and can be used with calendula and tea tree for diaper rash. It can also be applied as a tea or as an essential oil for any type of skin infection.
Lavender essential oil is also applied to tired, sore, tense muscles to help relax them and to ease spasms. It can also be used for leg cramps in kids. Lavender essential oil is one of those remedies that is helpful to keep in the first aid kit, as it has so many applications, especially for kids. There are many great lavender varieties used as medicine, but spika is typically a bit strong for kids.
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Lavendula species
Lavender is best know for it's profound calming affect on the nervous system, but actually has a plethora of medicinal applications. Lavender flowers are gentle enough to use with babies, and effective enough to rid a grown man of the common cold. Lavender is cool in nature and has a slight drying effect.
The essential oil of lavender and its ability to heal burns quickly and effectively is often overshadowed by the use of aloe, but the two together work miracles. Lavender essential oil can be applied to fire burns, electrical burns, or sunburns. It seems counter-intuitive that an oil could be placed on a burn, but essential oils are not lipids (such as vegetable oils or animal fats), rather a hydrophobic (repels water) liquid that has been distilled from plant compounds.
The pure essential oil of lavender flowers is one of the few essential oils that can be applied "neat" or directly to the skin; most other essential oils must be diluted or they will chemically burn the skin. A few drops of essential oil of lavender is gentle enough to add directly in to a baby's bath water. It is difficult to grow enough lavender flowers in the garden to produce therapeutic quantities of the herb for all conditions, but a tea of the flowers can be used for upset stomachs due to nervousness in kids, and as a mouthwash for bad breath. The essential oil is relatively affordable and easy to find at any health food store.
Lavender essential oil is a great remedy for colds and viruses; it is considered an effective botanical for "releasing exterior wind-heat pathogens" for children and adults according to Chinese medicine. A "wind-heat" type cold would likely present with a sore throat, thirst, feelings of heat or fever, agitation, and possibly a headache. The essential oil of lavender can also be added to a spray bottle of water to take on airline trips to use as an antiviral to avoid catching colds and flu's from others in close quarters of a plane.
Lavender is widely known for its affects on reducing stress and stress headaches, but can also be useful in recovering from nervous exhaustion and adrenal fatigue. Children with resent displacement such as a move or a change of school can benefit from lavender essential oil. Parents utilize lavender essential oil to help get little ones to bed, especially when they are wound up.
In addition to being a great first aid tool for burns, lavender essential oil takes the sting out of bee and wasp stings and can sooth bug bites too. Lavender is also very soothing for children suffering with eczema combined with other soothing essential oils and foraha oil. Lavender is very soothing for the skin and can be used with calendula and tea tree for diaper rash. It can also be applied as a tea or as an essential oil for any type of skin infection.
Lavender essential oil is also applied to tired, sore, tense muscles to help relax them and to ease spasms. It can also be used for leg cramps in kids. Lavender essential oil is one of those remedies that is helpful to keep in the first aid kit, as it has so many applications, especially for kids. There are many great lavender varieties used as medicine, but spika is typically a bit strong for kids.
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