Tuesday, August 3, 2010

In Bloom


Lavender

Lavender promotes happiness and harmony in the home by invoking good health, providing tranquillity, ensuring fidelity and devotion in marriage and offering psychic protection. Lavender is a protector of children against the evil eye. Lavender is said to stimulate the conscious mind and stabilise both the emotional and etheric planes. Lavender clears the environmental energies and neutralizes disharmonious frequencies and is often used for these reasons in purification and space clearing rituals. Lavender is also associated with; Love; Health, Peace, Long life; Happiness, Chastity, Clairvoyance, Longevity, Sleep, Healing and Balancing.

Lavender oil, which has long been used in the production of perfume, can also be used in aromatherapy.It may also help to relieve pain from tension headache when breathed in as vapor or diluted and rubbed on the skin. When added to a vaporizer, lavender oil may aid in the treatment of cough and respiratory infection. According to advocates of alternative medicine, lavender oil can be used as an antiseptic and pain reliever to be applied to minor burns and insect bites and stings. It is also said to treat a variety of common ailments, such as sunburn and sunstroke. It can also be used in massage oil mixtures, which may be effective in the relief of joint and muscle pain, or in chest rub mixtures for the relief of asthmatic and bronchitic spasm.

Remember to grow lavender by your garden gate for luck.

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