Food Focus: Almonds
Almonds are an exceptional nut with many health benefits. They can be eaten in many forms such as raw, roasted, soaked, as a butter, milk and more. In Ayurvedic Medicine almonds are sweet in taste which hold nutritive and rejuvenatory properties. They help increase nerve tissue, promote tissue regeneration internally and externally and help increase lactation. They are also moistening, softening and soothing to the body especially when soaked in water over night and eaten the next day. You may also find them combined in many Ayurvedic Medicine and Chinese Medicine nutrition regimes.
Lavender is an abundant plant that has purple flowers and many different species around the world. With each species the aroma is a bit different with factors such as the nutrients in the soil and water, to the amount of sunlight all enhancing the oils within the petals. It is this oil that is extracted from the flowers that make up the essential oil. Essential oils can be of one single flower, used alone sparingly because they tend to be strong, or with a base oil such as almond or jojoba. The oil has its own scent so its important to pay attention to that when deciding to make a blend, the two mentioned above are fairly mild.
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