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Lavender Tea – indications

Lavender can be used as tea and tincture.

Lavender tea is made of five grams of dried herb which is infused in a liter of boiling water for 3 minutes. You can consume up to 3 cups throughout the day. The overall effect is general relief.

Infusion of lavender is made using 30 grams of dried herb in a quart liter of boiling water. The effect is: arousal, stimulates sweating, increased diuresis, invigorate, disinfects.

Lavender tincture is made using 0.1 grams of lavender flowers let to soak in 1/2 liters of alcohol for 2 weeks. Tincture obtained is kept in tightly closed bottles.

Other use: to strengthen the hair, pain relief in  rheumatism and bruises (applied as compresses for 10 minutes), mouth and tongue ulcers (use a few drops in a glass with water and gargle).

Warning: do not use high doses of tincture or tea of lavender as it causes a state of high arousal which is then followed by a depression, somnolence and hypothermia.

Appearance of the plant: is in the category of shrub and not increases more than 1 meter, has many ramifications. The stem is square, the consistency of wood, grass twigs present. Flowers appear only in the summer and the colour is light blue to purple, their disposal is in the form of thin ear.

Active compounds in lavender (substances that give effects mentioned above): alcohols, linalool, borneol, geraniol, cineol, coumarin derivatives.

Indications for therapy: Oliguria (less urine), uremia (in advanced renal failure),fatigue, anxiety (fear unjustified), nerve hyperexcitability, colds, laryngitis,bronchitis, whooping cough, asthma, flu, fever, insomnia, migraine, leucorrhea, itching skin, wounds.

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