Relaxing Flowers: Poppy and Lavender

Beautiful colors, pleasant aromas and unique shapes are not the only attributes of the flowers, they also possess beneficial properties for our body. During the spring we can find in the field and the rest of the year in Herbalists.

Some varieties, such as poppy, promote relaxation and others, such as lavender, acting with muscle relaxant. Know something more of these extraordinary plants.

The therapeutic virtues of the poppy, this beautiful plant that cheers fields and roads, are concentrated in the soft velvety petals: a sedative, hypnotic, antispasmodic and antitussive. It is ideal for people of all ages who suffer from insomnia from recurrent but not chronic.

Is also indicated in cases of nerve irritation, palpitation and mild anxiety. The petals of the poppies are included in mixed formulations to combat persistent and irritating cough. For its mucosal protective effect, the poppy is also recommended in case of gastritis and gastrointestinal spasms.

The best way to enjoy the benefits of drinking it in tea poppy is usually accompanied by other plants such as lemon balm, or valerian hawthorn, and liquid extract or syrup. The precautions that we should consider focusing on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the presence of alkaloids, and is not advisable to administer to children under three years.

The lavender blooms throughout the spring. This plant is especially used in topical remedies to reduce the pain of contractions, shock, tendonitis and sciatica. It also combats heavy digestion, gastrointestinal spasms, bloating and gas.

Has a mild expectorant useful in processes mild flu and bronchitis. You can enjoy these benefits, drinking lavender tea (the dried plant), or rub and massage the affected area, for that you soak the flowers in alcohol of 96 degrees.