David Wolfe of AwakeningPeople.com writes:
As if lemonade isnâ€™t already a delicious, refreshing drink in itself, you can spruce it up with lavender for medicinal purposes. Lavender lemonade sounds delicious! Pure lavender oil is an incredible essential oil to use for your health and wellness. It is one of the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of the most powerful, making it a household favorite for healing.
This pleasant smelling oil has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents. These possess incredible anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive and sedative properties.
It has been shown to reduce depression, improve insomnia and ease labor pains. From helping with pain relief and urine flow to respiratory disorders, blood circulation and digestion, lavender leaves and flowers and their essential oil seem to be a cure-all.
A lot of prior research on lavender has focused on using the plant in the olfactory path â€“ making it useful for aromatherapy. In addition to psychological effects, aromatherapy is thought to be therapeutically effective due to physiological effects of the inhaled medicinal compounds.
A survey in a long-stay neurology in-patient department showed increased mood scores and reduced psychological distress following aromatherapy with lavender accompanied with tea tree and rosemary.
An investigation into the effects of lavender aromatherapy (diluted to 2% concentration) on anxiety and depression in high-risk, postpartum woman showed a significant improvement in the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale after four consecutive weeks of administration of lavender.
Take your chances and see what lavender can do for you.
To get you started, here is a simple recipe for lavender lemonade:
- 1 cupÂ raw organic honey
- 12 cups pure water (fresh spring water is recommended!)
- 2-10 dropsÂ lavender essential oilÂ (depending on the strength of the lavender essential oil)
- 6 organic lemons, peeled
- Lavender sprigs for garnish
Blend all ingredients together in a NutriBullet blender and chill. Add more water, raw honey or essential oil drops if needed.
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David â€śAvocadoâ€ť Wolfe is the rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity universe. The worldâ€™s top CEOs, ambassadors, celebrities, athletes, artists, and the real superheroes of this planetâ€”Momsâ€”all look to David for expert advice in health, beauty, herbalism, nutrition, and chocolate!David is the celebrity spokesperson for Americaâ€™s #1 selling kitchen appliance: the NUTRiBULLET™ and forÂ www.LongevityWarehouse.com. He is the co-founder ofÂ TheBestDayEver.comonline health magazine and is the visionary founder and president of the non-profit The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation charity (www.ftpf.org) with a mission to plant 18 billion fruit, nut, and medicinal trees on planet Earth.