Apart from its wonderful fragrance, lavender has many healing properties, which have been known since ancient times. We present to you 5 of them that benefit our health.1) Reduces dandruff. Both in essential oil and infusion form, lavender helps in the proper balance of the scalp and in the treatment of the so annoying dandruff in the hair. So boil some water and add fresh or dried lavender flowers (about one to two tablespoons) for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then pour it on your hair and leave it on for about 10 minutes! Furthermore, lavender shampoos reconstruct and nourish the hair.2) Treats stomach bloating and indigestion. Lavender tea soothes stomach ache since it contains polyphenols ( a type of antioxidant), which reduce the levels of "bad" bacteria in our stomach making us feel much lighter and also significantly reducing annoying bloating.3) Relieves itching from insect bites or other skin problems such as dry eczema, cuts and scrapes. Its essential oil has an anti-irritant effect, which is why it is used for healing eczema. At the same time, its strong antimicrobial action makes it ideal for healing small wounds, cuts, abrasions and at the same time helps to "cleanse" the skin in cases of acne, eczema and dermatopathies. For those of you who have sensitive skin and often suffer from itching or insect bites (mosquitoes) lavender essential oil will help you a lot! You can make a mixture with a little water and 5-6 drops of essential oil and smear the area!4) It fights colds and coughs. Boil 1 litre of water in a small pot and add 3 tablespoons of fresh or dried lavender flowers and 1 tablespoon of eucalyptus. When the water starts to boil vigorously, stand over the pot and take deep breaths! Inhaling the steam from the lavender and eucalyptus mixture is really beneficial!5) Relieves headaches and is used against anxiety and tension. Lavender is considered by many herbalists to be suitable for the treatment of nervous headaches, migraines and hypertension. Prepare a relaxing bath and immerse yourself in the warm water of your bathtub after adding about 30 drops of lavender essential oil. Enjoy it for as long as you can and really when you get out you will feel like a different person! Of course, if you don't have the luxury of time for this relaxing bath, massage a few drops of lavender into your temples, neck and the forehead area between your eyebrows.