Lavender by Philippa Waring
Lavender is one of the most versatile and beneficial plants known to herbalists. It is one of the most ancient herbal remedies known, packed with medicinal and therapeutic properties that can benefit every aspect of life. This informative and practical book describes the plant's manifold uses--medicinal, cosmetic, therapeutic, cleansing and culinary--and outlines its extensive history and folklore. The many varieties of lavender are described, with advice on how to grow it. Philippa Waring provides detailed instructions on harvesting and processing lavender to extract the essential oil, as well as advice on how to store and use the oil. Fully illustrated and packed with recipes, herbal remedies and an informative resource section, this informative book outlines the many uses of this plant. Discover how lavender can help to combat stress, depression and anxiety disorders. Its sedative qualities can help with insomnia, especially in the elderly as it has fewer side-effects than prescribed medication. Not only an ideal cosmetic for the skin, its anti-inflammatory properties can ease burns, heal scar tissue and clear up skin problems. Lavender is the essential guide for anyone who wants to make the most out of nature's own remedies. Revealing the sundry benefits behind one of the most ancient herbal remedies, this study demonstrates the medicinal and therapeutic properties of the lavender plant. Exploring lavender s many uses, this survey outlines how it is used to achieve emotional well-being through its calming, uplifting, and antidepressant qualities, treat a range of injuries and illnesses, and flavor many culinary delights. Detailed instructions on harvesting and processing the plant to extract the valuable oil are provided along with advice on how to store and use it. With a wealth of illustrations and a comprehensive resource section, this guide is essential for utilizing this versatile plant s rejuvenating qualities. Information on growing the various types of lavender as well as its history and folklore are also included.