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Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Adding lavender to your lemonade is not only tasty but also a great way to enhance the fantastic medicinal qualities of lavender. Lavender is a wonderfully aromatic herb that soothes the senses.

Pure lavender oil has many health benefits. It’s among the gentlest of essential oils as well as the most powerful one.

Lavender oil has a chemically complex structure containing over 150 active components, which reveals its effectiveness in helping with a variety of health issues. It is know for its antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive, and sedative qualities.

Research conducted in Florida explains that lavender oil can reduce anxiety and lower pulse rates in nursing students taking stressful exams. In hospitals, lavender aromatherapy has shown to decrease pre-surgery anxiety.

Pure lavender oil has also shown to reduce depression, ease labor pains and improve insomnia as well as help with headaches, hangovers, sinus congestion and pain relief.

“Much prior research on lavender has focused on the administration of lavender via an olfactory route. The anxiolytic activity of lavender olfaction has been demonstrated in several small and medium-sized clinical trials.

The efficacy of aromatherapy of lavender is thought to be due to the psychological effects of the fragrance combined with the physiological effects of volatile oils in the limbic system.

These calming effects of lavender oil and single constituents may be the origin of the traditional use of lavender. Lavender oil olfaction has been shown to decrease anxiety, as measured by the Hamilton rating scale, and can increase mood scores.“

Prepare Lavender Lemonade with Lavender Essential Oil

Ingredients

-12 cups of pure water
-One cup of raw organic honey
-Two drops lavender essential oil
-Six peeled and juiced lemons
-Lavender sprigs for garnish

Combine all ingredients and leave it to chill. If needed add more honey for taste!

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Source:

naturalmedicinejournal.com

articles.mercola.com

HealthyLivingIdeas.com

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