In addition to scenting certain wardrobes, Lavender flowers help calm states of nervousness, stress, insomnia and migraines thanks to their sedative property. Lavender also acts on the digestive, skin, respiratory and against rheumatism. Widely used in essential oil, Lavender flowers can also be prepared as infusions to prepare a delicious herbal tea. Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia Mill. Part of the plant: flowers.

This article was updated on 08/02/2023

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Recommended modes of use

In compress

Make an infusion or decoction:

  • Infusion: pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Decoction: pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes.

Filter and let cool. Soak a compress or clean cloth in the preparation then apply to the affected area.

In lotion

Make an infusion or decoction:

  • Infusion: pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Decoction: pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes.

Filter and let cool. Use this preparation locally and directly on the skin.

Plants often associated

St. John's wort, Worry

In case of Mild depression

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the preparation. Drink 3 cups per day of hot or cold infusion.

In decoction

Pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes then filter the preparation. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day.

In an aromatic bath

Place 2 handfuls of dry flowers in a fine cloth. Place in the hot bath water then rub the body with the sachet. Stay in the bath water for 10 minutes.

Plants often associated

Melissa, Horsetail, Lotter, Gentian

In case of Wound

Recommended modes of use

In compress

Make an infusion or decoction:

  • Infusion: pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Decoction: pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes.

Filter and let cool. Soak a compress or clean cloth in the preparation then apply to the affected area.

In lotion

Make an infusion or decoction:

  • Infusion: pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Decoction: pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes.

Filter and let cool. Use this preparation locally and directly on the skin.

In case of Nervousness, Stress

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the preparation. Drink 3 cups per day of hot or cold infusion.

In decoction

Pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes then filter the preparation. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day.

In an aromatic bath

Place 2 handfuls of dry flowers in a fine cloth. Place in the hot bath water then rub the body with the sachet. Stay in the bath water for 10 minutes.

In case of Headache, Migraine

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the preparation. Drink 3 cups per day of hot or cold infusion.

In decoction

Pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes then filter the preparation. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day.

In an aromatic bath

Place 2 handfuls of dry flowers in a fine cloth. Place in the hot bath water then rub the body with the sachet. Stay in the bath water for 10 minutes.

In case of Sleep problems, Insomnia

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the preparation. Drink 3 cups per day of hot or cold infusion.

In decoction

Pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes then filter the preparation. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day.

In an aromatic bath

Place 2 handfuls of dry flowers in a fine cloth. Place in the hot bath water then rub the body with the sachet. Stay in the bath water for 10 minutes.

Plants often associated

Matricaria Chamomile, Marjoram, Fragrant Verbena, Woodruff, Willow, Hawthorn, Passionflower, Valerian, Sweet Mint, Linden (Bracts)

In case of Dyspepsia, Bloating, Difficult digestion, Flatulence, Digestive disorders

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the preparation. Drink 3 cups per day of hot or cold infusion.

In decoction

Pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes then filter the preparation. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day.

In case of' Angina, canker sores, gingivitis

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the preparation. Drink 3 cups per day of hot or cold infusion.

In decoction

Pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes then filter the preparation. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day.

Gargling

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the mixture and leave to cool. Use as a gargle.

In case of Rhinitis, Bronchitis, Cold, Cough, Wet cough, Flu, Laryngitis

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the preparation. Drink 3 cups per day of hot or cold infusion.

In case of Rheumatism

Recommended modes of use

In infusion

Pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Filter the preparation. Drink 3 cups per day of hot or cold infusion.

In decoction

Pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes then filter the preparation. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day.

In compress

Make an infusion or decoction:

  • Infusion: pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Decoction: pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes.

Filter and let cool. Soak a compress or clean cloth in the preparation then apply to the affected area.

In an aromatic bath

Place 2 handfuls of dry flowers in a fine cloth. Place in the hot bath water then rub the body with the sachet. Stay in the bath water for 10 minutes.

In lotion

Make an infusion or decoction:

  • Infusion: pour approximately 2 g of dry flowers per cup of hot water or 10 g per 1 L then leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Decoction: pour 10 g of dry flowers into 1 L of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Leave to infuse for 6 to 10 minutes.

Filter and let cool. Use this preparation locally and directly on the skin.

Properties and active components

Properties

  • sedative (essential oils)
  • cholagogue
  • antispasmodic (linalool, linalyl acetate)
  • diuretic
  • healing (tannins)
  • vasodilator
  • antiseptic (linalool, essential oils)

Active components

  • Essential oils: linalyl acetate, cineole, linalool, and borneol, lavandulyl acetate
  • Flavonoids
  • Tannins
  • Rosmarinic acid
  • Coumarins

Precautions for use

No special precautions for use for this plant.

Botanical

Lavender belongs to the family of Lamiaceae. It forms dense bushes measuring 20 cm to 1.2 m high. Made up of bristling branches with numerous lanceolate leaves and fluffy, colored gray green with rolled edges, they carry blue-purple flowers in ear at the end.

The flowers bloom june to September and give off a sweet and penetrating scent. They are reminiscent of the small sachets of Lavender placed in wardrobes or under pillows to chase away moths and perfume clothes and household linens!

Native to Europe and North Africa, it is found in the limestone hillsides of the Mediterranean regions because the ideal climate for growing Lavender is temperate with a dry summer, either mediterranean. The main world producer of Lavender is now the Bulgaria. France was dethroned and only came in second place on the podium.

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