Lavender tincture evokes sleep and relieves headaches caused by tension
Lavender is an aromatic plant that grows in the Mediterranean area. It is used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. It has also been used since ancient times to alleviate many ailments especially nervous ailments. It has a strong antibacterial and antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect as a digestive and deodorant. Lavender is used to make various preparations, teas, essential and vegetable oils and tinctures. Just a few drops of these powerful elixirs can completely naturally alleviate many ailments.
Nervous system tonic: Lavender and tincture essential oil is mainly used to suppress various discomforts caused by nervousness, tension, anxiety and side effects of these conditions (insomnia, migraine, poor concentration, etc.).
- A cup of herbal tea with lavender flower solves insomnia. Add only 2 to 3 drops of lavender tincture to the drink. Drink an hour to two hours before bed.
- A few drops of tincture diluted in some vegetable oil (grape seed oil, jojoba oil, etc.) help against headaches, so rub into the temples or pulse points.
- One tablespoon of tincture inserted into the warm water of the bath has a relaxing and calming effect.
- To refresh the room, use a small amount of preparation placed in a spray bottle.
5- Lavender tea is good for suppressing stomach problems (bloating), for that purpose it can be combined with lemon balm.
- Refreshing foot baths can be made from lavender leaves and flowers mixed with sage leaves and a little epsom salt. Baths neutralize unpleasant odors caused by sweating.
- Lavender tea can be used in the form of a compress for superficial wounds, insect bites and the like, because it removes infections that can slow down healing. It is also suitable for rinsing the scalp and hair with the aim of removing dandruff and stimulating hair growth.
- Lavender tea is used as a tonic for washing oily facial skin, especially acne-prone skin, because it regulates excessive sebum secretion and suppresses bacteria that can cause infections.
- Lavender essential oil is effective for inflammatory conditions (for example, rheumatism). It is suitable for massaging sore joints, but it should first be diluted in some vegetable oil (olive or almond). For enhanced treatment effects, it can be combined with rosemary essential oil.
Preparation of tonics for the nervous system: put 50 g of finely chopped lavender in a clean glass jar. Pour with half a cup of brandy or alcohol. Close the jar. Keep at room temperature for 4 to 6 weeks. Shake daily. Strain the tincture through gauze. Pour into a sterilized glass bottle. Keep in a cool, dark place. Every night (an hour before bed) take 10 to 15 drops of tincture diluted in a cup of warm water. The use of the tincture is not recommended for children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, people who have problems with the intestines and liver, those who drink sedatives or therapy for certain diseases, and people who do not use alcohol. The amount of tincture should not be overdone, especially if the tincture is used in combination with other herbs (because the effect is then intensified). Consult a doctor before using the tincture, especially if you have an illness.