Lavender has been used for depression, exhaustion, sleeplessness and irritability.
Lavender tea is made from the fresh or dried lavender flower buds known as Lavandula Angustifolia.
1. Improve sleep
Lavender is a great remedy for anxiety and stress. It helps in getting off to sleep, but also can help improve sleep quality. According to scientific studies, lavender tea helps calm brain function. It boosts the production of dopamine and reduces the stress hormone.
2. It detoxifies the body. It contains high amounts of antibacterial and antioxidants compounds that can help you to fight off the common cold and flu. Lavender tea also contains the nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium and magnesium which can make your body fend off bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
3. Reduce Inflammation
Lavender has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce inflammation. Reducing body inflammation may prevent heart disease by reducing the risk of blood clots, menstrual cramps. Drinking lavender tea helps reduce pain from inflammation of the joints and muscles.
4. It strengthens Immunity
5. Supports Digestive Health
Some studies suggest that lavender tea can help digestive issues from diarrhoea, nausea, intestinal gas to upset stomach. Its anti-inflammatory properties sooth irritated stomach, eliminate stomach pain and enhance the overall mineral uptake. The calming aroma of lavender is also powerful to treat nausea by triggering chemical reactions in the brain.
According to Richard Whelan, Medical Herbalist, Lavender tea is not recommended for pregnant women or young boys. Lavender can increase female hormone production. Always consult with your physician before consuming lavender tea when pregnant or breastfeeding. The increase in female hormones can also lead to the development of breast growths known as gynecomastia in prepubescent boys. While this side effect is typically reversed when lavender consumption ends, it’s best to avoid giving the tea to young boys.