LAVENDER (Lavandula officinalis) BESIDE ITS BEAUTIFUL FRAGRANCE HAS MANY GOOD EFFECT ON THE HEALTH PART 2
Rheumatic pain, pain for different reasons – powder 4 times per day. In the case of joint pain the administration is extended at least 4 weeks.
Adjuvant in premenstrual syndrome – lavender is indicated to eliminate the effects of harmful psychological conditions that may occur during this period. With the start of menstruation can be observed a decrease of the pain intensity specific for the period. Administer combined infusion – 3 cups per day.
Adjuvant in cancer disease – in the lavender was discovered the existence of a substance called PHA, with precise antineoplastic effects, observed in both laboratory experiments and in clinical trials. Has been achieved clear disease stabilization for periods of at least 6 months in cases of cancer that not respond to classic treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy). The cases that have been pursued in these trials included prostate cancers, ovarian cancer, kidney, leukemia, sarcoma, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, adenocarcinoma (Ripple and collaborators, 1998). Although further studies are still needed, the role of adjuvant lavender in such cases are certain. It is recommended the use of powder (1 teaspoon 4 times per day) or cold soak (4 cups per day). The lavender administration also presents effects of reducing the stresses occurring when dealing with these diseases.
EXTERNAL: Burns, sunburns, wounds (has very good effects in healing difficult wounds,) acne, maintenance of oily skin – wash the affected area repeatedly with concentrated combined infusion. On the areas that bears it can be applied compresses for 15-20 minutes of concentrated combined infusion. Accelerated aging of the skin – rosemary acid and polyphenolic derivatives from the plant composition have powerful antioxidants which slows down the damage of the skin. It also notes using a regular skin revitalizing process. It is administered as baths. Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, skin abscesses, ulcers of the skin and adjuvant in herpetic eruptions – ursolic acid and other lavender substances exhibit powerful antibacterial effects, epithelial tissue regenerator and anti-inflammatory. If skin disorders manifest themselves in small delineated areas of the body will be administered concentrated combined infusion compresses. For diseases affecting large areas of skin will be made every day, every evening lavender baths. Restlessness, fatigue, mental and nervous exhaustion – lavender concentrated combined infusion foot baths. The infusion is added to a bowl of warm (even hot but bearable) water in which is added a salt tablespoon.-
Fighting pain that occurs after birth (perineal pain) as herbal baths – sitz baths or full baths with concentrated combined infusion for 10 consecutive days.
Anal fissures – wash the affected area or sitz baths with concentrated combined infusion.
Leucorrhea – daily vaginal irrigation with concentrated combined infusion. The effects of antibacterial, antifungal and antiinfectives of lavender can eliminate a number of causal factors for vaginal infections. For amplified effects can be associated with wormwood (Artemisia absinthum), marigold (Calendula officinalis) and chamomile (Matricaria chammomilla).
Muscle spasms, muscle and bone pain, pain from various causes of superficial skin and tissue – apply warm cataplasm with concentrated combined infusion. It is also associated with the internal use of the plant.
Hair loss (alopecia), dandruff – rinse the hair after bath with lavender concentrated combined infusion. It associates with very good results with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis).
Arthritis, rheumatism, generally joint pain, adjuvant in rheumatoid arthritis – full baths. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis apply cataplasm with concentrated combined infusion on the most painful areas and also associated with the internal administration of the plant.
Reduced mobility of joints, sprains – cataplasms with concentrated combined infusion.