Lavender is one of the most versatile and beneficial plants known to herbalists. 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.
Philippa Waring is the author of Aloe Vera, A Dictionary of Omens and Superstitions, Ginger, Olive Oil, and The Way of Feng Shui.
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