The lavender flower is used to treat a variety of conditions as it has a pleasing fragrance and the oil extracted from the flower is highly beneficial for health.
This flower has a good history of being used as herbal medicine. However, very few people know the utility of this particular flower. Lavender is related to the mint family and according to historians this flower goes back at least 2500 years and was seen in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and India.
There are several plants, especially, herbs that are related to lavender. There are plants like rosemary, thyme, and basil that are related to Lavender. Lavender plants are small and can live up to at least 20 years.
There are various different types of lavender flowers like the Ballerina, Anouk, Kew Red, Fathead, Melissa, Munstead, Lavandin, Seal, and many more and lavender can be used in many forms like in the form of leaves, oil, flowers, tea, medicine, fragrance, and decoration.
Different forms of lavender have different benefits:
Dr. Ritika Dinghra, Dr. Ritika Dhingra, Founder of The luxe clinique said, “It can be taken orally, applied to the skin, and breathed in through aromatherapy.”
What is the use of lavender flowers in skin Products?
Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles, said Dr. Dinghra.
Dr. Dinghra explains, 3 beneficial/ lucrative effects- It is used to enhance sleep. It used for the treatment of migraine, depression, nervous tension, and emotional stress. It is used for the treatment of acne. It reduces the red raised sores on the face and body which is produced by a bacterial infection.
It stimulates the production of digestive enzymes. It gives relieff in diarrhea, vomiting, colic, and stomach. It increases the resistance power of the body. Lavender oil acts as a pain killer. It reduces the pain of tensed muscles, muscular aches, and postoperative pain.
This essential oil increases the flow of urine.
It is used as an insect repellent. It relieves pain and irritation due to the bite of the bug. Lavender oil is used for the treatment of hair loss. It has anti-cancer properties.
Lavender oil is used for the treatment of hypertension and helps to reduce blood pressure. It is also used for skin disorders like help in treating acne, wrinkles, and psoriasis.
What Constituents Present in it?
Constituents: – Lavender is comprised of over 100 constituents, including linalool, perillyl alcohol, linalyl acetate, camphor, limonene, tannins, triterpenes, coumarins3,4,5, cineole, and flavonoids, said Dr. Dinghra.
Is Lavender oil used for external only?
Dr. Dinghra said, no it can be taken orally n also it can be applied to the skin as topically.