Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Plants are discovered in the mountainous region of the Mediterranean adapting sunny and stony habitat. Nowadays, it springs up allover the south of Europe, The United States and Australia. Lavender is a greatly branched tiny shrub which arises adequately to a height of almost 60 centimeters. Its broad rootstocks hold branches with upright, rod-shaped, green and leafy shoots. The Aromatic fragrance of lavender comes out from blue-violet flowers in the herbs. These flowers ordered in coil shape of about 6 to 10 blossoms.
Lavender oil has several curing qualities and a breathless sweetness. It assumed that nearly all colognes comprised lavender oil. But nowadays with a view of multiple benefits its uses are being rediscovered.
As an essential oil, Lavender oil is generally used with a carrier and then rubbed onto the skin. It facilitates in inducing the production of gastric juices, aids digestion and grows intestinal mobility. Thus, helps in curing flatulence, nausea, dyspepsia, colic and diarrhea. Its steadying effect is noted for lowering blood pressure and shrinking hypertension. It can also useful in resolving different muscle- or joint-related problems like relieving pain, reducing muscular tension and treating muscular aches, lumbago, rheumatism and sprains. It is renowned for treating flu, throat infections, whooping cough, bronchitis, sinus problems, asthma, and congestion.
There is a hybrid of pure and spike lavender named ‘Lavandin’ which extensively applied as it produces double the amount of oil as compared to other Lavender species, but not in terms of fragrance.
Commercial preparation are made which are usable in various forms such as bath gels, infusions, lotions, tinctures, extracts, teas, aromatherapy oil, soaps and whole dried flowers with the help of dried flowers and essential oil.