Y5 – Day 39 – Lavender Studies and Uses

A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found that lavender was a potent killer of bacterial molds. Meanwhile, researchers in Turkey tested lavender as a healing application for wounds and found that the recovery “progressed more rapidly” than with other controls. 

As a natural antibacterial and antiviral treatment, lavender essential oil is recommended and prescribed for cuts, scratches, insect bites, burns and blemishes.

In Aromatherapy, the usage of lavender is legendary. Its therapeutic properties are well-documented going back hundreds of years. It is valued for its calming, uplifting and soothing fragrance. 

Rub lavender oil on your temple to calm restlessness or ease a headache. I spray lavender on my pillowcases before bed to help with sleep. When packing clothes for the season, throw in lavender stems and flower bouquets to prevent moths and bugs. As a side benefit, it perfumes the stored box, trunk or closet.

Place dried blossoms in cheesecloth or a sachet and keep in your drawers. Make bath salts by adding fresh sprigs into a large mason jar of Epsom salts. From soaps to candles, lavender use is widespread.

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