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Lavender tea – Indications and benefits of this infusion

by Dianna Leon
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LAVENDER TEA

When we hear the word “lavender”, we immediately remember the perfume that has been so popular for a long time. But few people know that lavender is the same thing as lavender ! This medicinal plant is a shrub with beautiful blue-violet flowers, measuring from 30 to 80 centimeters and has a penetrating and very aromatic smell – the main characteristic of lavender. It has been known for so long that even the Greeks and Romans used it in their baths, and it also played an important role (the main one, in fact) in the expansion and development of the art of perfumery and cosmetics in Europe; later, it would be used during World War II to clean soldiers’ wounds.

Possessing a characteristic as strong as its aroma, lavender ends up going a little unnoticed when it comes to teas. The lavender tea is full of benefits they deserve more recognition.

Index

Properties of lavender tea

  • Analgesic.
  • Antiseptic.
  • Antiemetics.
  • Antispasmodic.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Antiperspirant.
  • Aromatic.
  • Soothing.
  • Carminative.
  • Healing.
  • Deodorant.
  • Tonic.

Benefits

  • Relieves headaches and dreaded migraines.
  • It helps in the treatment of gout and depression.
  • It helps those with flatulence.
  • Relieves nausea, lymphatic congestion, coughs, rheumatic pain, digestive problems and menstrual problems (in this case, it regulates menstruation).
  • Breathing problems such as asthma and bronchitis have their symptoms alleviated and/or avoided.
  • Circulatory problems can be alleviated or fought with tea.
  • It has a calming effect , great for those suffering from nervous tension.

But, like any medicinal plant, lavender has contraindications and side effects . As for contraindications, it should only be avoided by those people who have ulcers. And as for side effects, the main one is drowsiness, which only occurs when many doses of this tea are taken. The other side effect is stomach irritation, which doesn’t always occur.

How to make lavender tea and dosage

You will need two teaspoons of fresh lavender leaves and a liter of mineral water:

– Boil pure water.

– When it comes to a boil, pour over the lavender leaves.

– Leave covered for about 10 minutes.

– Strain the tea and drink.

The recommended dosage of this tea is 3 to 4 times a day, however, if you are prone to drowsiness, drink fewer cups (2 to 3 cups during the day will do).

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