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Give some advantages of LAVENDER ?

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kavthuv | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted February 18, 2012 at 2:35 PM via web

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Give some advantages of LAVENDER ?

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suvetha | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted April 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM (Answer #2)

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There are thirty nine species of flowering lavender plants for saleand that is distributed across Africa, Arabia, SE India, SW Asia, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Europe additionally, the Mediterranean and also other parts of the world. Lavender is assumed to have originated from Asia and distribution spread from there. One of several most popular varieties are the herbaceous plants, small shrubs, and sub-shrubsAs a result forms of lavender planted in gardens around the globe, you’ll find species that grown wild beyond their natural range. Lavender are best harvested in drained gravel or sandy soils and with just good air and fertilizer, they’ll be well and bounty. Lavender that is grown in humid countries does develop fungus infections and root rot and do not flourish. It gives your a place a stress-free fragrance.It is quite general to see goods made from lavender like soaps, shampoos, lotions and many others. In Latin, it is termed as Lavare which literally usually means to wash and so it is traditionally used to relax the body, mind and soul. The plant has also been used for medicinal purposes just like fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and depression.If your scent of the lavender plant is inhaled researchers have demonstrated that the scent of the plant has a soothing, sedative and calming effect. It is the oil contained in the flowers that gives off the lovely scent. It is alsowell-known as an herb. The flowers of the plant are efficient for a number ofproblem which include post operative pain, alopecia and others and the plant has shown to have antiviral and antibacterial properties.Many therapists use lavender’s oil in massage and acupuncture. For years pillows were filled with the flowers of the lavender plant in folklore to aid people fall asleep. Researches unveiled that oil improves the condition of men and women with sleeping disorders. Being massaged with lavender oil ends up in better sleep patterns, stabilized the mood, reduces anxiety and improves concentration.Newest experiments showed that those people receiving massage therapy with oils felt good and better holistically. People that experience dementia also should far less agitation when massaged with lavender oil. In Germany lavender flower tea is taken for nervous stomach irritation, insomnia and restlessness.With continuous by using lavender oil, people being affected by alopecia experienced hair re-growth within 7 months. Inhalation therapy of the lavender plant is also employed to handle headaches, exhaustion and nervous disorders. Fungal infections, acne, muscular pain and wounds are also remedied with lavender oil productively. Patients that were remedied with oxygen supplemented with lavender noted that better pain handle and people experiencing scaly dry skin lesions improved upon after using lavender oil.

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melonsmasher | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted February 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM (Answer #3)

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Lavender is a small shrub, a perennial herb, with lignified roots, and ramified stems, 30-70 cm tall. It is easy to be recognized because of its small, mauve flowers and because of the silver puff which the leaves appear to be covered with. The plant can easily adapt itself to droughty conditions or to wet climates. If the plant is kept indoors, it is advised for it to be put in a brightly lit place, as sun light helps increase growth percentages of ethereal oil in the herb. Lavender is harvested at the time when half of the flowers are open. It is best that this procedure be carried out on summer mornings, the period in which lavender flowers contain an optimum amount of active substances.

Dried lavender flowers are used to prepare a series of natural remedies with cicatrizant, antiseptic, calming and relaxing effects. By containing tannin, a bitter substance, mineral substances, essential oils, lavender flowers have an antiseptic, calming and carminative activity, and nerve stimulating effects. They are used in cases of digestive disorder, in cephalalgia as a flavouring and corrective agent, in hypertension, cardiac affections, headaches, insomnia, melancholia, dizziness or bronchial asthma.


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