Some Essential Herbs for a Healing Bath

A healing bath

Lavender: This is one of the most common herbs used in herbal baths. It is used to fight depression and relieve tension and stress. Lavender’s name is derived from the Latin verb “to wash.” Romans and Greeks used the herb for its fresh aroma which has both an uplifting and balancing effect.

Water lily pads: Also known as “lotus leaves,” they were widely used in ancient China as a stress relief agent.

Yam: Oriental wild yam is a natural pain reliever used in herbal baths to relieve stress and prevent health problems in women.

Eucommiae Cortex (Duzhong): This is a kind of herb commonly used in Chinese medicine. It is effective against chronic diseases of the knees and joints.

Osmanthus: One of the most elegant flowers in the world, its main use is as a perfume ingredient. It helps reduce stress and can help fight depression too.

Radix Polygoni Multiflori (Heshouwu): This herb is usually used internally by the Chinese to nourish blood and replenish energy. Mixed with other herbs in a bath, it can treat chronic diseases such as arthritis.

Flos Lonicerae: Called “golden and silver flower” by the Chinese, it is usually used internally to cool the blood and clear out heat and toxins. It is also a very important herbal medicine in preventing and healing skin diseases.

Plantain: One of the most common herbs in the world, it is known for its magical powers in healing snake bites and preventing skin diseases.

Radix ginseng: This is one of the best herbal bath elements to relieve stress.

Rose: Rose oil is effective in treating depression, insomnia, impotence and for maintaining healthy skin.

Tea: Last but not least, tea can be used as a healthy drink and for a tea bath as well. It is common to use tea in combination with other herbs to get the best out of a good and relaxing hot bath.