Updated: Nov 22, 2022
All of flowers on this earth, lavender is my most favorite flowers. I love the smell of lavender flowers and when the season is here, I never miss to pick my own lavenders this year, of course. There are many ways to use lavenders and you would surprise with the health benefit of the lavenders.
Every time when I heard the word lavenders, I would think of light shade of purple blooming flowers that usually blooming during summer time start from mid of July through the end of August each year.
What are possible health benefits of lavender flowers?
May help improve sleep
Could help treat skin blemishes
May offer a natural remedy for pain
Reduce blood pressure and heart rate
Could relieve asthma symptoms
Lessens menopausal hot flashes
Potentially promotes hair growth
May Help Improve Sleep
Insomnia is a nagging problem that keeps you tossing and turning throughout the night. Cutting out caffeine and getting more exercise might help induce sleep. But sometimes these efforts and others remedies don’t work. As a result, you end up a groggy mess in the daytime. So, if you’ve tried other sleep remedies to no avail, place a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow before going to sleep tonight. Just be sure not to ingest it, or any other essential oil, for that matter, as doing so may pose health harms.
Could Help Treat Skin Blemishes
A variety of essential oils are also excellent for skincare product use, including lavender. In fact, if you have acne, eczema, or skin inflammation, applying lavender oil to affected areas may play a role in treating blemishes and ease inflammation. For those with sensitive skin, dilute the essential oil in water or a carrier oil. The antioxidant activity of lavender may also contribute to wound healing.
May Offer A Natural Remedy For Pain
Some people reach for over-the-counter pain relievers when dealing with acute or chronic pain. And depending on the severity of pain, you might seek a prescription from your doctor.
Before going the traditional route to help ease pain, try aromatherapy with 2 percent lavender essential oil that is diluted in water. It can function as a pain reliever because the oil contains linalyl acetate and linalool — anti-inflammatory components that are found in many essential oils.
Reduce Blood Pressure And Heart Rate
Chronic high blood pressure puts added stress on the heart, increasing the risk of health complications like stroke and heart attack. However, a researcher found that when people inhaled lavender essential oil after open-heart surgery, they reduced their blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting the oil had a positive effect on their vital signs.
Could Relieve Asthma Symptoms
Because of the anti-inflammatory effects of lavender, it may also improve bronchial asthma. Lavender essential oil had a positive impact on respiratory health, relieving allergic inflammation and mucus hyperplasia.
Lessens Menopausal Hot Flashes
Hot flashes (or hot flushes) are a common menopause symptom that affects many women. It causes a sudden feeling of heat over the body, and it can make the face flushed and trigger perspiration. But lavender aromatherapy for 20 minutes twice a day may help reduce menopause flashing and improve quality of life.
Potentially Promotes Hair Growth
Lavender essential oil applied to the backs of mice once a day, five times a week, for four weeks, resulted in an increase in their number of hair follicles and a thicker dermal layer.
Now you know all the health benefits of lavenders. However, the form of using these health benefits are using as essential oil. This drink Lavender Lemon Tea recipe in this blog, I didn't use lavender essential oil due to the really concentrated and for some people might have allergic with the concentration of essential oil instead I used lavender buds that I went picking them fresh at the farm. Lavenders have strong smell when boiling in the tea also.
This recipe has sweet and sour flavors plus relaxing scent smell from the lavender buds will refreshing you when added some ice cubes into the tea and can be drink it by itself or serving with carrot cake or other desserts.
Menu Ingredients Serving for 6 to 8
Lavender Lemon Tea Ingredients
6 cups of Water
1/2 cup of Coconut Sugar (Your prefer option choices; granulated sugar or brown sugar)
1 cup of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
4 tablespoons of Lavender Buds
*Note: If you are using coconut or brown sugar, the color of the tea will look darker than using granulated sugar. You can use either one as your prefer choice option.
Lavender Lemon Tea Preparation
Started with cut lemon and freshly squeezed fresh lemon juice for 1 cup and sliced some lemons, set a side.
In a medium size pot, added water, lemon juice, and sugar into a pot at medium high heat and stirred well.
When water started to boil, added slices of lemon in to a pot and lavender buds. Let the tea simmer with medium heat for at least 5 minutes then turn off stove.
If serving hot, transferred the tea into a tea pot to keep it warm. Ready to serve in a tea cup
If serving cold, let the tea cool down completely before serving in serving glasses with ice cubes.
Check out my YouTube channel of how to prepare this drink menu at a link below plus I showed you how to pick lavender flower and some video to show you around the lavender farm. In this episode, I have a special guess, Lajana Tchentcher who visiting our family from Breman, Germany. She introduced some part of the video in German and I have English subtitles for you to understand what she said in German.
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Other than picking fresh lavender flowers, I feel relaxing at the same time while I was cutting the lavender. It calm my mind for a moment and stay focus on choosing the great bloom lavender. While I was teaching my youngest daughter how to cut the lavender, my oldest daughter was hunting to catching a butterfly and they both had lots of fun during the lavender farm visit on that day.
This lavender farm open to public during lavender season time for picking your own lavender and they also have other varieties flowers for you to pick as well, whichever you prefer. Check it out if you are near by, Seven Oaks Lavender Farm located in 8769 Old Dumfries Rd, Catlett, VA.