Lavender tea is a popular drink that people have for relaxation and health issues like anxiety, stress, digestive problems, detox, blood circulation, menopause symptoms, and more.
The amazing scent of the herb was on people’s tables yet in ancient times. Lavender soon paved space in any other domestic premises after a Roman bath. Today you can enjoy the best lavender tea.
With discovered beneficial healing properties, it has also found its place in the kitchen. The plant is appropriate to put in your home, it smells good and is still popular because of one extremely useful property – it will repel pesky moths from your home.
Where does it grow?
Lavender (Lavandula) is an evergreen half-bush plant that is grown as a medicinal plant, is good for decoration and is useful for many things. The wild plant grows in southern France, Spain, Italy, and North Africa. It likes the sun and light, so it won’t enjoy in shady areas.
Even Kneipp prescribed this plant to his patients. The whole plant has healing properties, flowers, and leaves. Lavender flowers have the richest oil just before they open. Active substances are essential oils, resins, tannins, and other bitter substances.
Drink the tastiest lavender tea
Lavender infusions have milder functioning as essential oils but still act as a mild sedative against anxiety, nervous exhaustion, and insomnia. The tea is also very helpful for digestive disorders of nervous origin.
It stimulates appetite, regulates digestion, extracts bile, relieves stomach cramps, eliminates flatulence, is calming and good before sleep. It also prevents fainting. It is used for washing wounds, scalp massage, and itching of the skin. The plant is also used in combination with other sedative drugs and carminative drugs.
The pleasant aroma and healing effects of the fragrant tea of lavender flowers are always welcome. In addition, this drink eliminates insomnia, headaches, colds, and inflammation of the airways. It aids digestion and purifies the body of harmful substances. Unsweetened tea helps with stomach problems and bloating.
Now you have more than one reason to start drinking it.
Tea for a better sleep
A hot drink made from lavender will calm you and provide quality sleep.
Use 2 teaspoons of its flowers and pour one cup of hot water over them. Leave it for 10 minutes and then strain. This is a great way for you to prepare for bedtime.
Prepare lavender ice tea
Do you like ice tea? Make yourself a lavender ice tea for relaxation and hydration. You will need:
- 3 tablespoons of fresh flowers or 1.5 tablespoons of dried flowers
- 2 cups of boiling water
- Honey and lemons (if you like)
Pour the flowers with boiling water and let it stand for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the petals from the infusion, add honey and lemon and ice cubes (optional). Cheers!
Its history and popularity
The ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Arabs already knew lavender plant but I should also mention the Syrians.
Syrians began to cultivate it first. The plant spread from Syrian established trade routes to Greece and beyond to Western Europe.
Greek naturalist Pedanius Dioscorides wrote about it in his book De materia Medica. It came to France, Italy, England, and Spain around the year 600 BC over Greek islands Hyeres. The plant was expanded significantly after 1600 when they began to export it in both Americas.
Its medicinal uses
There are many lavender uses from which you can benefit. The herb is a mild sedative against anxiety, nervous exhaustion, and sleep disorder; it also treats digestive disorders of nervous origin.
In folk medicine, it stimulates appetite, regulates digestion, extracts bile, relieves stomach cramps, relieves tension, and eliminates gases. It is calming and good for sleep, and also prevents fainting.
Lavender fragrant bath treats disorders of blood circulation and alleviates problems in menopause. Essential oil is a component of ointments against rheumatism, against skin diseases with a strong itching and products for oral hygiene.
In phytomedicine, the lavender plant is a common ingredient in teas for calmness. Its extracts are ingredients for tranquilizers, drugs for the discharge of bile. It is used for external use as a concoction for the treatment of minor wounds, burns, and superficial sunburns. Lavender bags perfume the room, disinfect laundry, and drive away moths, mosquitoes, flies, and other insects.
For decoration and moths
The plant is also used for decoration – people use frequent bouquets of dried flowers and in potpourri. We put dried flowers in wardrobes because their odor will fend off moths.
The main ingredient is an essential oil, whose main components are linalyl acetate and linalool. It is known to be used as a tea, in a bath, in cosmetics and perfumery. The whole plant has healing features.
Is it poisonous?
Lavender is not a poisonous plant and therefore it is very suitable as an ornamental and as a seasoning plant in the home garden. Use real lavender – Lavandulo angustifolio in the kitchen. Consummation of significant quantities of the herb will leave a bitter taste in the mouth.
You can also get stomach or intestinal problems. However, this is common in the case with many other spices. It is advisable that children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and vulnerable persons consume a minimal amount of the herb.
Versatile plant for your home and health
Lavender is a versatile plant that can be used in your home and for treating health issues. Its tea is especially recommended for having trouble with digestive problems, stress, anxiety, headaches, bloating, skin infections, liver, and bile functioning and dandruff.
If you are under stress or feeling tense make yourself a lavender tea with a tea bag or in loose-leaf form.
It is proven that tea from lavender brings calmness and relaxes the nervous system. If you suffer from migraines drink it often.
There are many options for using this tea or dried leaves. You can add it in your bath, in the closet, in cookies, cakes, and other desserts, etc. Why wouldn’t you put it in your favorite sweet recipe?