Lavender from PROVENCE, in its most authentic form, is a medicinal plant that has been used for centuries.
The word "Lavender" comes from Lavandula, which comes from the Latin verb Lavare, meaning "to wash". Lavender is also known to have been used by the Romans to scent their bathwater.
Lavender was used as a disinfectant, as during the early 18th century, when the horrific plagues ravaged Provence, Lavender was used as a disinfectant in homes as well as hospitals. It was used in sachets and sponges which were soaked in a solution made from vinegar, known as "vinaigre des quatre voleurs". Lavender was also burned to keep away evil spirits, because people thought that its fragrant smells kept evil at bay. It was often said that bad smells attracted bad feelings or bad health, and this idea is not completely inaccurate. Many people today, use Lavender as part of their cleansing rituals within their home in order to bring about goodness after something of ill nature entered the place of occupancy.
Many people who are active with aromatherapy consider Lavender to be the "swiss army knife" of aromatherapy because it has always been honored and used for its medicinal properties. Dating back to the 1st century, in reference to the writings by Dioscorides in Materia Medica, up until Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who gained recognition to modern aromatherapy in 1928, Lavender has been the renowned herb that has been consistently used.
Chromatography, a particular analyses method, has shown progress made from the benefits of aromatherapy. This process allows for the aromatic components to be specifically identified, which helps medicine have a better understanding of the actions and mechanisms for such actions.
In Provence, Lavender is the emblematic flower. Due to its many qualities, essential oil of authentic Lavender is the most widely used oil in aromatherapy. It is used in the following treatments:
- Insomnia (place 2 to 3 drops on the pillow before bedtime.)
- Irritability (diffused into the air).
- Headaches (massaged into the temples).
- Stress (place 5 to 6 drops into the bathwater).
- Wounds and burns (place 1 to 2 drops massaged gently onto area).
- Dry eczema (place 2 to 3 drops onto a piece of cotton and gently pat on the eczema— no rubbing).
- Bedsores, sunburn, and insect bites (place 2 to 3 drops onto the area and gently massage).
Lavender is very calming and is used as a disinfectant.
- Colds and sinusitis (place 1 to 2 drops in an inhalation mist). Lavender fights against infection.
- Sore throat (place 1 to 2 drops on a sugar cube or in a teaspoon of honey).
- Aches and cramps (place 2 to 3 drops in a rub). Lavender is relaxing and soothes pain.
- Against lice (place 1 drop behind each ear for prevention.)
- Intestinal parasites (place 1 drop on a sugar cube every day for 3 days). Lavender is a great anti-parasitic.
IMPORTANT / It is important to know that all of these different uses of Lavender apply only to authentic Lavender (population Lavandula Angustifolia).
Beneficial properties of the flower of authentic Lavender is used in Lavandotherapy. Authentic Lavender essential oil, and the hydrolat in the form of baths, massages, and other treatments are used to calm nerves, improve relaxation, and heal skin problems.
Authentic Lavender is used by increasing numbers of users, and the demands for superior quality are met by the outstanding quality of our products.
Cultivators of Lavender have the tendency to use the term "essence" whereas creators in the perfume industry have the tendency to use the word "extract". Aromatherapists have the tendency to use the word "essential oil". Even though all of these words are different, they describe the exact same product.
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