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One of the most beloved fragrances and colors, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) makes us think about summer and lovely walks in the lavender fields*, having a picnic with our friends or enjoying a meditation session. We recharge our soul spending the day surrounded by the pulsating purple and we take in all its perfume.On top of its beauty, Lavender is also popular for its amazing health benefits, studies showed that it can help with much more than making it the perfect bedtime calming tea. Which it totally is! 😊Imagine you’re on a lavender field and your senses are dazzled by the aromatic scent, look above at the clear blue sky and then check the melange of vibrant green and powerful purple.Sip a cuppa with us and find out how this gorgeous floral plant can boost your health and what are the best herbal blends to maximize the effects.
What is Lavender Tea?Lavender tea is made by steeping the lavender flower, Lavandula angustifolia, that’s part of the mint family. The plant is native to the Old World (Africa, Europe, Asia), being indigenous to the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean and now being spread around the world.From aromatherapy to culinary, you can find it in many products like cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, essential oils and herbal blends as lavender was used over centuries in traditional medicine. It contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin A and C, Calcium, Magnesium and Iron.
Drinking lavender tea can help you achieve a more restful sleep as the most known characteristic is that it has calming effects, reducing the stress and the anxiety that plague insomniacs.The aroma is responsible for moving your brain into alpha waves which makes you feel relaxed and sleepy.By triggering chemical reactions in the nervous system, lavender calms the brain, reducing the level of cortisol which is the stress hormone and improving your overall mood.According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, headaches and anxiety go hand in hand, so reducing anxiety has a direct effect in lessening headaches
The antispasmodic effects of lavender can relieve indigestion, bloating and flatulence that are caused by unhealthy bacteria in the digestive tract. Combined with this, the anti-inflammatory properties help calm stomach muscles. Lavender tea also supports with the cure of nausea and dizziness, being a great remedy if you have motion sickness.Lavender tea has anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate pain by reducing inflammation of the joints and muscles, helping with mild arthritic pain. It can also soothe inflamed muscles in the chest, opening up the airways and making it easier to breathe.
Lavender tea has antibacterial compounds that help the immune system to fight off bacterial and fungal infections. Rich in antioxidants that fight with the free radicals in the body it promotes cell regeneration, helps reducing skins infections and speeds up wound healing.
If you’re a long-time lavender lover or if you’re curious to try it for the first time our Sunset Herbal Blend is the perfect choice.Mixing lavender, wild chamomile and lemon balm, this aromatic infusion contains three of the most known sleep-inducing medicinal herbs. The powerful blend alleviates anxiety, improves your mood and helps your mind and body to calm and relax.As the name suggests, it’s a gorgeous bedtime tea. You can sip it while reading a book before bedtime or incorporate it in your evening meditation ritual. The distinctive scent will help you wind down and bring you slowly in the dream world.
Visit our tea store at healthfromtransylvania.ca to find healthy herbal tea blends and delicious wild fruit jams!---
* If you are from Montreal or Quebec, check out these awesome lavender fields: Maison Lavande & Bleu Lavande
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