Lemonades are a tasty and refreshing beverage, especially in the summer. Besides the great taste, a lemonade offers numerous benefits for our health – it will hydrate your body and nourish it with plenty of essential nutrients that can improve our overall health. A lemonade can, however, be even improved simply by adding some lavender in it.
Lavender oil has been used as a remedy for numerous health problems for quite a long time. It’s one of the gentlest essential oils and one of the most powerful as well. For centuries, people have been using lavender oil to battle stress and for a variety of other problems as well.
According to studies, the oil possesses over 150 active compounds which provide
- calming and detoxifying properties as well
According to a recent study conducted at Florida University, lavender oil is pretty beneficial for lowering stress and pulse rate in people under a high level of stress. In hospitals, lavender oil has been often used in aromatherapy to help relax pre-surgery patients. The study has found that the oil works much better than resting or a massage.
The oil has numerous other health benefits as well beyond its soothing properties. For example, many studies have shown it can fight depression and ease labor pain, while also soothing headaches, sinus congestion, insomnia and different types of pain. Scientists have identified its efficiency to the psychological effects of the aroma of lavender combined with the soothing effects of the volatile oils on our central nervous system. Besides reducing anxiety, lavender oil has also been able to improve the mood of stressed patients in several studies.
Here’s how to prepare the tasty lavender lemonade:
- A few lavender sprigs
- 12 cups water
- 1 cup honey
- A drop or two of lavender oil
- 6 lemons (juiced)
Just mix everything together in a pitcher and chill the lemonade. Drink a few glasses of it per day to put your mind at ease and get all the benefits lavender offers.