We’re all familiar with the wonderful purple-stalked lavender plant. With its pleasing aroma and colourful charm, it’s a mainstay in any serious gardener’s landscape. But it also makes for a tremendously tasty tea. And what’s more, it’s got some serious health benefits to back it up. This one’s certainly a contender for year-round residency in your tea cupboard!
So here are three healthful reasons why your next drink should be a pot of luscious, laid-back lavender tea.
Lavender helps with digestion
For those who suffer from a nervous stomach or indigestion, lavender could be a real help. Lavender is known to contain essential oils that soothe the stomach, and so could aid in alleviating a variety of symptoms including nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and burning in the stomach. Also good for bloating.
A herb for relaxation
Lavender’s soothing scent can help towards easing stress, tension, headaches, and anxiety. It’s also believed that regular consumption could mitigate mild symptoms of depression such as sadness and lack of energy.
Further to its relaxing qualities, lavender may also be useful in helping you beat away the plague of nighttime restlessness, allowing you to finally make peace with your pillow. It could prove especially effective for people whose insomnia is fuelled by anxiety or depression.
A tea for wellness
Of course, like anything else in life, there are always considerations to be taken into account whenever you’re consuming something for health and wellness. But all-in-all, lavender is a beautifully gentle herb that will bring feelings a tranquility and calm to your day (and night). So drink often and enjoy this peaceful purple warrior!
So why not steep a pot of lavender tea this evening and see for yourself what all the fuss is about? And if you don’t have any in the cupboard, no problem. Love Leaf is here to help! You can pick up a pack of our very own lavender drinking herb right here