Article by: Eat Live Life
Lavender is an herb mostly found in the northern Americas and some parts of the Mediterranean. You have probably heard about this herb numerous times as this beautiful herb is commonly used in most of the beauty products on the market. Its fragrant oil is famous in the perfume industry and is a favorite of many women.
Despite the use of Lavender in cosmetics there are still many medicinal properties linked to Lavender.
Here are 11 health benefits of Lavender.
Lavender heals wounds quickly. Experts applied the lavender on wounded mice. The result showed that the wound treated with lavender healed faster than that of the control group. That is amazingly fast! The Lavender also has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties. It is perfect for mosquito bites and ant bites.
Lavender is that it helps in combating against fungal infections. It can be useful in killing dangerous fungi by severely damaging their cell membranes.
Lavender prevents hair loss. When applied on scalp, it is said that the lavender makes hair growth faster in the span of a year.
Lavender helps with Anxiety Disorders. A lavender oil solution can be taken orally to relieve anxiety disorders and can even be used to cure insomnia. Results show that after two weeks of usage, anxiety disorders were reduced.
Lavender can be used for people suffering from dental phobia (fear of the dentist). A large number of people get nervous when going to the dentist. An experiment showed that when people are exposed to the smell of lavender, they seem to be calm and relaxed thus reducing dental anxiety.
Lavender reduces tonsillectomy pain for kids. A tonsillectomy is an operation that involves taking out one’s tonsils due to infection. Children exposed to the smell of lavender were noticed to wake up lesser in the middle of the night due to pain and used less pain relievers.
Lavender helps in deducing PMS or pre menstrual symptoms Lavender helps women curb their emotional tendencies before their period. Aroma therapy using lavender showed to have effects on women who are emotional before their period. Lavender has an amazing calming effect.
Lavender can be used as a sleeping aid. Insomnia, one of the most common sleeping disorders can be relieved by using lavender in aromatherapy.
Lavender purifies the skin. As a natural disinfectant lavender can be used for cleaning the skin. Lavender can also reduce acne as it has the ability to open and clean out your pores.
Lavender relieves pain. People who do aromatherapy using lavender reported that their aches and pains minimized which offered them almost immediate relief from pain.
Different ways to use Lavender Oil
Try using a lavender based essential oil as part of aromatherapy or simply using the oil as part of massage therapy. Dilute some lavender essential oil into some water to use as part of massage therapy.
Use a little amount of lavender oil (a few drops) under your pillow, the relaxing effect of the oil will help you de-stress and calm you down so that you get a better more restful deep sleep.
Use lavender oil on mosquito bites, the oil helps these bites heal quicker.
Use some lavender oil in a warm bath.
You can use this oil to rub it into your skin on the back of your neck or on the bottoms of your feet. This helps you feel calmer and more relaxed.
Lavender essential oils can go a long way when it comes to rest and relaxation, if you are having trouble de-stressing and calming down before bed or having difficulty sleeping, try some lavender essential oil.
Stay well and happy.