Lavender tea recipe

Lavender tea is made using dried lavender buds and flowers from the lavender plants – from the bundles of flowers found. The flowers are beautiful in purple and have a unique fragrance, they are found in spikes and are used in various recipes as well as in perfumes, soaps and such toiletries.

Cures digestive issues

Lavender has substantial amounts of phenolic compounds, Calcium, vitamin A and Iron. It can help to improve digestion process and

Relieves stress

This tea has properties that can calm the nerves and can help to soothe the nerves. This tea can help you to reduce stress levels and can cure chronic stress and anxiety. With reduced stress levels, lavender tea can help to cure symptoms of insomnia and promote better sleep.

Stimulate menstruation

Lavender tea can induce or stimulate menstruation and can help to regulate menstrual periods. This tea can help to reduce PCOD symptoms and could cure amenorrhoea. However, for this same reason, pregnant women and those trying to conceive should avoid the intake of lavender tea.

Anti-inflammatory benefits

Headache and inflammation due to migraine can be treated using lavender essential oils. Lavender essential oils candle, potpourri or a cup of lavender tea – can all help to get relief from migraine.

Anti-aging benefits

Used topically, lavender can help to cure various types of wounds and cuts due to its anti-septic properties. It can also delay aging and make your skin look young for a longer period of time.

Warning:

Some people have an allergic reaction to lavender tea. Hence consume a small amount of the tea the first time and if you do not have any side effect, then continue its use.

 

Research evidence(s):

Reference 1

Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic, antihypertensive, antimicrobial, analgesic agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.

Source

Sasannejad, P., Saeedi, M., Shoeibi, A., & Gorji, A. (2012). Lavender Essential Oil in the Treatment of Migraine Headache: A Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. European Neurology, 288-291.

Reference 2

There is growing evidence suggesting that lavender oil may be an effective medicament in treatment of several neurological disorders. Several animal and human investigations suggest anxiolytic, mood stabilizer, sedative, analgesic, and anticonvulsive and neuroprotective properties for lavender.

Source

Peir Hossein Koulivand, Maryam Khaleghi Ghadiri, and Ali Gorji, “Lavender and the Nervous System,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 681304, 10 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/681304

How to make lavender tea to relieve stress – Recipe

  • 2 tbsp Dried lavender flowers
  • 4-5 leaves Fresh mint leaves
  • 300 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Honey (Use raw organic honey)
  1. Use dried lavender flower petals, raw organic honey, mint leaves and water to make this aromatic tea.
  2. Place the lavender flowers in a teapot infuser.
  3. Add the mint leaves to the dried flowers.
  4. Pour hot water over the ingredients.
  5. Cover the infuser and allow it to steep for a while (At least ten minutes).
  6. Remove the lid and add a teaspoon of honey.
  7. Stir mildly so that honey dissolves in the warm water.
  8. Remove the infuser.
  9. Pour the tasty tea into a tea cup.
  10. And the tea is ready. Sip and drink while it is still hot.

You can drink a cup of lavender tea daily to reduce stress levels and to promote good sleep.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.