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Nov 16, 2021


Health Benefits of English Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

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Lavender has been used for centuries for its calming and healing properties. English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is one of the most popular varieties found in gardens all over Europe, Central Asia, and North America.This plant produces beautiful purple flowers wit

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Lavender has been used for centuries for its calming and healing properties. English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is one of the most popular varieties found in gardens all over Europe, Central Asia, and North America.

This plant produces beautiful purple flowers with a sweet fragrance that is perfect for enjoying a warm summer day or winter evening. English Lavenders are also known as common lavenders because they have been cultivated since Roman times and provide the English name for the genus “Lavandula.” In this blog post, we will explore some health benefits of English Lavender.

Common Names

Lavandula Angustifolia’s common names are English Lavender, Lavender, Narrow-Leaved Lavender, Garden Lavender, Old English Lavender, True Lavender, Spike Lavender, French lavender.

English Lavender

Habitat

English lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. It is native to western and southern Europe. It was introduced to North America in 1752.

This beautiful flowering plant needs full sun and has been found in gardens, open spaces, coastal regions with sandy soil. English lavenders have been cultivated for more than 400 years, and lavender is grown commercially in many countries.

Description

English lavender is a short-lived perennial plant. It has pale blue flowers with gray-blue leaves, and it can grow up to 2 meters tall and spread to form large clumps. English lavenders are more favored for their fragrant foliage than their flowers. They grow well on poorer soils, provided they get enough sun and water during the summer months.

English lavenders are highly appreciated for their fragrance, which is particularly intense at night and has been known to have an intoxicating effect on humans who inhale the scent of English Lavender during sleep.

English Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

Part Used

The leaves, flowers, and lavender oil are used for medical purposes. But, English lavender flowers are most often used for medical purposes. People sometimes use them fresh or dried, but some people also extract essential oil from English lavender flowers by steam distillation,

The essential oil of English lavender, which contains linalyl acetate and linalool, among other chemicals, can be extracted from the flowering tops by steam distillation to make essential oil.

Traditional Uses and Benefits of English Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is widely known for its calming effects. It has been proven to be very effective in helping with sleep, both falling asleep and staying asleep. English lavender can also help reduce anxiety, making it easier to fall asleep when you’re not worried about anything on your mind!

Lavandula Angustifolia oil is an excellent cleanser and purifier for the skin. It can be used in face washes, soaps, lotions, and body wash products to help cleanse the pores of dirt, dead cells, and acne breakouts.

Lavender has been used for centuries as a pain reliever. It helps to relieve migraines and headaches; it was also used as a sleep aid.

Lavender lowers blood pressure and heart rate. English lavender has been used traditionally as a sedative, antispasmodic, antidepressant, analgesic (pain reliever).

Lavender is a great herb to include in your tea for stress and anxiety.  English Lavender has been shown to have an overall positive effect on blood pressure when taken internally by relaxing arteries and veins, allowing them to dilate more easily, decreasing tension in the cardiovascular system.

English lavender oil is good for respiratory problems, including asthma. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that English lavender essential oil was effective at relieving symptoms of asthma. Researchers gave participants an inhalation treatment using lavender twice per day for one week with a follow-up visit after two weeks. The researchers concluded that English lavender is “effective” at easing asthmatic symptoms.

Lavender has been shown to have a remarkable ability to lessen the intensity of hot flashes. It is used as an antidepressant and mood enhancer. 

Lavender is very effective at preventing fungus growth and has been used for centuries by herbalists to help prevent mold spread. It also helps repel insects, such as moths and fleas, making it a great ingredient in homemade pet shampoo recipes.

Lavender has been used in traditional medicine to promote hair growth. It contains high amounts of ursolic acid, also found in apple peels and rosemary essential oil. Ursolic acid helps the body produce new cells, which can help hair grow thicker and faster.

Lavandula Angustifolia

English Lavender tea recipe

English lavender essential oil is a fantastic addition to any herbal tea collection. It can be used as an infusion, tincture, or in many other ways! Here’s how to make your own delicious English Lavender tea:

* Place one teaspoon of dried lavender flowers into a teapot and pour over boiling water

* Steep for five minutes, then strain the lavender from the water. Sweeten with a touch of honey if desired. Enjoy!

Dosage and Precautions

The recommended daily dose of English lavender is between 50 and 100 mg. Some people take 200 to 300mg, but this may cause side effects. This dosage should be divided into three doses taken throughout the day. One or two drops can also be applied directly onto the skin over an area of one square centimeter.

People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have epilepsy should not take English lavender because it can cause seizures. People with manic depression should also avoid using this product since there is a chance of having an episode if they use too much.

When taking English lavender, people should not drink alcohol or drive within three hours of using this product. People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, manic depressive, asthmatic or have a chronic respiratory condition such as emphysema and COPD should also avoid using this product unless a doctor recommends it.

References

  1. What Is Lavender? Possible Health Benefits, How to Grow It …. https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet/what-are-possible-benefits-lavender-must-know-facts-about-therapeutic-plant/
  2. 7 Genius Lavender Essential Oil Uses for Skin and Hair …. https://www.wellandgood.com/lavender-essential-oil-uses/
  3. Spray Mist – Relax 250 | Be. Laboratories. https://www.belabs.com.au/spray-mist-relax-250
  4. Lavender & it’s Many Wonders | Essential Gear Products. https://essentialgearproducts.com/blogs/news/what-exactly-is-lavender-its-many-wonders
  5. Lavender – Lavandula – MY GARDEN. https://www.nydecay.org/lavandula/

 

DISCLAIMER

The content and information on newerapost for information and educational purposes only. It is not for self-diagnosis and self-treatment. The content is not a medical manual. Before beginning the use of any prescription, medication and pursuing any self-treatment, all readers should consult a physician.

The information given in this article is intended to help you make informed decisions for your health. You must consult with your doctor before pursuing any natural remedies if you are under care for any health condition.

Do not take any vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other supplements without consulting your doctor, if you are taking any medication. The website does not make a representation, express or implied, regarding the accuracy of the information and does not accept any single responsibility for any errors or misuse.

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