Lavender is one of the most popular aromatic herbs, that offers impressive benefits and amazing medicinal properties that soothe the senses.
This herb is a small shrub that usually grows 2 to 3 feet high, with evergreen leaves and beautiful violet-blue spiking flowers. It grows best in sunny, open areas, and prefers well-drained, slightly sweet soil.
Its soothing fragrance has been valued since ancient times, and Romans and Greeks used it in public baths.
Its leaves and flowers are highly aromatic and are commonly used in sleep pillows, herbal baths, potpourris, and sachet bags to protect the clothes from moths.
The fresh lavender herb prevents the visits of insects in the house, and the flowers can be used in the preparation of lavender flower water, dried, or infused in oil.
The lavender essential oil is among the most potent healing oils, with about 150 active constituents, that provide its strong detoxifying, sedative, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, and hypotensive properties.
This oil has been found to reduce anxiety and lower pulse rates in nursing students taking stressful tests, and lavender aromatherapy reduces decrease pre-surgery distress even better than massage or merely resting. It improves mood, fights insomnia, fights depression, alleviates labor pain, and relieves hangovers, headaches, pain, and sinus congestion.
Here is how to prepare lavender lemonade at home, and reap all the benefits of this amazing herb:
DIY Lavender Lemonade with Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- 6 lemons, peeled and juiced
- 1 cup raw honey
- 12 cups pure water
- Lavender sprigs for garnish
All you have to do is to add the lemons and the lavender essential oil to the water, sweeten with honey, and garnish with lavender sprigs.