Lavender is primarily known for its intensive scent that relaxes the body and mind. It also has many positive properties that make the medicinal plant suitable for hair and skin care. These special properties were known as far back as the times of Julius Caesar, who enjoyed taking a relaxing lavender bath after a tiring day in the Senate. The Romans used this plant both to treat wounds and to calm the nerves.
Respected herbalists, such as Hildegard von Bingen and Hieronymus Bock, mentioned it in their books on herbs and medicinal plants. They traditionally used the plant for headaches, asthma and cramps, commonly in the form of lavender water. The medicinal plant was also used externally for muscle tension, rheumatism and physical exhaustion.
Since scholars have passed down the properties of lavender for centuries, its effects are very well known and common today. It relieves cramps, is soothing and promotes circulation. It helps to strengthen the hair and promote hair growth.
At alkmene®, we also use this medicinal plant in our products for optimum skin and hair care. Our modern formulas contain extracts of organic lavender and other high-quality ingredients.