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  • Lavender -UsteKhadoos – उस्तेखादूस – Arabian Lavender – Lavandula stoechas

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    Common name: Lavender, Ustukhuddus,  Scientific name: Lavandula angustifolia

    Parts used: Flowers, oil (These are dried flower)

    Ayurvedic properties of lavender:

    • Rasa (taste): Lavender has a bitter and pungent taste.
    • Virya (energy): Lavender has a cooling or calming energy.
    • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Lavender has a pungent post-digestive effect.
    • Guna (quality): Lavender has light and dry qualities.
    • Dosha (effect on doshas): Lavender can balance pitta dosha, but may aggravate vata dosha in excess.
    • Prabhava (special quality): Lavender is known for its calming and soothing effect on the mind and body.

    Ayurvedic benefits of Lavender:

    • Relaxation: Lavender is known for its calming and relaxing properties. It can help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation.
    • Skin health: Lavender oil can help soothe and heal various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help reduce inflammation and prevent infections.
    • Sleep: Lavender can help promote sleep and improve the quality of sleep. It can also help with conditions such as insomnia and sleep apnea.
    • Respiratory health: Lavender can help improve respiratory health and relieve conditions such as cough, cold, and asthma.
    • Headache: Lavender can help relieve headaches and migraines. It has a soothing effect on the nervous system and can help reduce tension and pain.
    • Digestive health: Lavender can help improve digestive health and reduce conditions such as bloating, gas, and nausea.
    • Hormonal balance: Lavender can help regulate hormonal balance and reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause.
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