What is Lavandin?
Lavandin tea is Latin name of a plant belonging to the family Lamiaceae. Lavandin, which is referred to as French Lavender in English, shows close similarities with lavender plant, but there are also differences in the active ingredient.
It is a plant that can grow spontaneously in nature and can be cultivated for special purposes. The plant, which is up to 20-60 centimeters long, blooms purple flowers in June and July and attracts bees.
It can grow especially in Western Anatolia in our country and Central Europe in the world.
It can be used freshly or after harvest time is collected and dried in bundles.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Lavandin Tea?
- Protects the body against many diseases including cancer, increases body resistance, strengthens the immune system.
- It prevents the growth of tumors.
- It also provides protection against cardiovascular disease due to regulatory effect on blood circulation.
- Helps prevent spasms and abdominal pain due to stomach and intestinal gases.
- The content of the sineol substance shows a relaxing effect on the body. It reduces the effects of stress, helps you sleep better.
- It is known that lavandin is a very useful plant for smokers. Nicotine not only helps to stop smoking by reducing need for, but also helps to eliminate problems such as sputum formation due to smoking.
- It helps to remove harmful substances in the body due to antioxidant properties and accelerates healing process of wounds.
- Helps reduce problems related to urinary tract infection.
- Reduces nausea complaints.
- It is helpful in eliminating nasal and nasal obstruction, headache, throat irritation due to sinusitis.
- Reduces respiratory distress by relaxing lungs. It can be used in cases of shortness of breath, asthma, bronchitis.
- Pain relief feature is especially effective on rheumatic pains.
- Effective against epilepsy, helps reduce seizures. (However, should be noted that patients with epilepsy should consult a doctor before using any supplements.)
- It is also known to be effective in curing problems such as wounds, cuts and eczema when used externally on the skin.
- Because of antioxidant properties, beautifies and revitalizes hair and skin.
Lavandin Tea Recipes & How To Make?
To Quit Smoking Lavanadin Tea Recipe: 5-6 twig lavandin tea, a teaspoon of cloves, a teaspoon of chamomile, a teaspoon of oregano and a teaspoon of green tea is mixed in a teapot, three cups of boiled water is added.
The mixture is boiled for another 1-2 minutes, and bottom is immediately closed. Infuse for 7-8 minutes by keeping lid closed.
Filter immediately. After draining, can be kept in a thermos or glass bottle and drunk throughout day. The plants in will help to free body from toxins and help to stop smoking by reducing need for nicotine.
After draining, a teaspoon of honey can be added. This mixture helps you sleep better and wake up energetically, especially if you drink a glass before going to bed.
Heart-Strengthening Lavandin Tea Recipe: A tablespoon of nettle, 4-5 flowers, a slice of fresh or two pieces of dry ginger, the same amount of turmeric, a crust of cinnamon and a teaspoon of dried rosemary is mixed, three cups of boiled water is added on lid to be closed for 8 minutes.
It should be consumed after being drained. A maximum of 2-3 cups per day can be drunk. (People with blood pressure problems should consume carefully!)
How to Brew Lavandin Tea?
Lavandin tea can be prepared by using fresh plants or by using dried flowers of plant. To brew an effective lavandin tea, 5-6 sprigs of lavandin flowers are added to a cup of boiled water with leaves and brewed for about 5 minutes.
A teaspoon of honey or a few drops of lemon juice can be added to sweeten lavandin tea, which is filtered at the end of brewing period.
Other Uses And Benefits Of Lavandin Tea
Although lavandin is often consumed in the form of tea in Anatolia, is also widely used in different ways throughout the world.
Porridge, made by scalding flowers of lavandin, is known to help heal wounds.
At the same time, Jam made from these flowers is often made and consumed, especially in the Aegean region.
What Are The Side Effects Of Lavandin?
x Lavandin herb should not be used continuously. If you want to apply as a cure, you should be careful not to use for more than 15 days.
x If you are taking any medicine because of your heart and vascular problems, you should consult your doctor before using lavandin.
x Lavandin can cause nausea, although rarely. If you notice such an effect, you should stop using lavandin.