Immune System Health
A soothing cup of lavender tea is known by many to be a balm to the spirit. The pleasantly relaxing scent of lavender has helped many people to relax and to experience more positive thoughts and emotions. Yet lavender tea is not limited to promoting a healthy mind; it also offers many benefits for the body. One of its chief benefits is its ability to promote a healthy immune system. For those looking for natural ways to keep illness at bay, lavender tea is one you’ll certainly want to take a good look at.
A Healthy Immune System
We often fail to think about the health of our immune system until either we or those around us have become sick. What we usually fail to realize is that our body is not fending off viruses merely when sickness is prevalent around us. Every minute of every day, our immune systems are on the offensive, as we are exposed to thousands, if not millions, of pathogens (that is, anything which might cause disease or illness). The fact that we are rarely aware of this continuous battle in our bodies is proof that our immune system is doing its job. Only when our immune system has failed to prevent infection do we actually become sick enough to notice the symptoms. The best thing we can do to avoid becoming sick is by developing habits that will help to promote our immune system all year long, not merely when sickness is more common. Some of the simplest ways we can do this is by getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising.
How Lavender Tea May Help
The perfumed nature of a fresh cup of lavender tea is the result of essential oils that are released from the lavender flowers. These essential oils are highly potent, and are responsible for a good number of lavender’s effects. Among other things, they carry a number of natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and some antiviral properties. These provide assistance to the immune system in defending against pathogens. Lavender tea may also be used to ease the symptoms of a respiratory infection. Some studies have shown that lavender tea may help to open up the airways and allow for better breathing, which may be highly beneficial during a respiratory infection.