Lavander (Lavandula officinalis)

Other names: spikerush, lavender, lavandl, lavender, scented spikerush.

Description of the plant: lavender is a semi-shrub plant that, for example, in Dalmatia grows on dry and warm slopes. It is, otherwise, grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and parks. It grows up to 60 cm in hight. At the bottom of the granasta. The branches are quadrangular and erect. The leaves are similar to rosemary. They are gray-green and the glands are slightly bent backwards. The flowers make blue ears. Lavender has a strong aromatic smell, tastes bitter and spicy.

Flowering time: summer.

The medicinal part of the plant: the tips of the stem with flowers are gathered from July to September and dried in the shade in a well ventilated place.

Pharmaceutical action: lavender has a beneficial effect on the stomach and uterus, reduces bloating, promotes urination, menstruation, and the effect on labor. It is recommended in the treatment of diseases of the brain and nerves, against palpitations, spasms in the intestines, migraine, neurasthenia, hysteria and helps with reducing blackout tendencies.