Flavoring the lemonade with lavender is an amazing way to extract the great medicinal benefits of the lavender. The lavender is an amazing aromatic herb that can easily calm your senses. The pure lavender oil is an amazing essential oil that you can use for your health. This oil is among the gentlest of all essential oils, but it is also among the most powerful. It has a chemically complex structure and has more than 150 active constituents, and this explains its effectiveness. The lavender oil has an awesome anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, hypotensive, analgesic, sedative and detoxifier properties.
The researchers from Florida discovered that the lavender oil properties include lowering the pulse rates and reducing anxiety in nursing students that were taking stressful tests. In the hospital settings, the aromatherapy with lavender has been shown to decrease the pre-surgery distress and also to be more relaxing than a massage.
The lavender oil also has medicinal properties. It improves the insomnia, reduces the depression and eases the labor pains. One anecdotal evidence says that this oil benefits those with hangovers, headaches, pain relief and congestion.
One other research on this oil has targeted the administration of the lavender across an olfactory route. The anxiolytic activity of the lavender olfaction has been shown in a few small and medium sized clinical trials.
The efficacy of the lavender aromatherapy is thought to be because of the psychological effects of the fragrance in a combination with physiological effects of the volatile oils in the limbic system. These effects of the lavender oil might be the origin of the old use of lavender. The oil olfaction of the lavender has been shown to increase the mood scores and decrease the anxiety.
Lavender Lemonade with lavender essential oil
- 12 cups water
- 1 cup honey
- 1 drop of the lavender essential oil
- Lavender sprigs for decoration
- 6 peeled and juiced lemons
Mix these ingredients together and let the mixture chill. You can add more honey or water. Enjoy the drink.