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Benefits of Lavender Oil

Updated on January 6, 2014

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People have been using Lavender herb for centuries for its calming and healing properties. Lavender plant is a short shrub with fragrant violet flowers. It is grown in USA, Europe and Australia. Health benefits of Lavender are many and it is a very popular safe herb.

Lavender is used for many benefits that it offers. It is a very popular herb that can grow around the house. Lavender herb is especially rich in molecules called esters, that are antispasmodic and tonic. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory powers.

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Health benefits of lavender essential oil

Anxiety and depression. Lavender essential oil has a calming, relaxing and sedative action. It can be inhaled for this purpose or be taken orally.

Insomnia. Lavender essential oil is very effective for inducing sound sleep. Some people make a pillow with Lavender flower for this purpose and it helps with sleep. Diluted oid can be sprayed to the pillow case for this purpose. The room may also be sprayed with a sprayer.

Scrapes and wounds. Lavender has antiseptic properties. Applying lavender oil it to wounds can heal the wound faster. It also reduces the scar formation.

Stress
Aromatherapy or a massage with the oils of lavender is very effective in relaxing the body and relief of stress. Drinking lavender tea also calms down the stress.

Headache
Headaches can be treated by inhalation of Lavender essential oil or using tea. It can also be applied to both temples and at the back of the neck.

Digestive problems
Lavender has also been used for all kinds of stomach and digestive disorders. It soothes the lining of the intestine and increases the secretion of bile. Lavender also relieves constipation.

Other uses of lavender essential oil

Skin problems. Lavender oil is used to treat skin problems such as dry skin, acne, eczema, itchy skin, burn, seborrhea, and skin inflammation.

Women’s health
Lavender can relieve edema, exhaustion, cramps, infection, thrush, abscesses, and post-natal depression. Adding lavender oil to bath water or massaging it into the body,, lavender can relieve menstrual cramps. It can be used as a useful treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginal infections, vaginitis, cystitis, Raynaud's Disease and cervical cancer.

Other uses
Lavender can be used to treat fevers, aches and pains, exhaustion, jet lag, sprains, sunburn, bruises and burns. It can also be used as an insect repellant. Lavender is an natural antiseptic, antibiotic and detoxifier.

Application
Lavender is usually applied in a number of different ways. It can be inhaled from diffusers, massaged onto the skin, added to baths, put in vaporizers, and mixed with water for spraying. For bath water add six to eight drops of the oil into the warm water. For vaporization, add six to eight drops of the oil into the oil burner.

Lavender essential oil is very strong and should be used sparingly. It should be diluted with water or a carrier oil. It must be diluted before putting it onto the skin. People use Lavender flowers in sachets, potpourri and wraps for its soothing effect. Flowers retain the fragrant long after drying.

Lavender is a useful, beneficial and safe herb to use for many health problems. It has a pleasant calming aroma and is very relaxing.

Magical properties of lavender
It has long been used by people, as ingredients for a peaceful home. It is used to attract money and business deals. It is used by healers to bring harmony, love and peace to home. It is also useful for purification, cleanse people and their possessions.

These are some of the many benefits of Lavender that anybody can use safely and Lavender essential oil is great for aromatherapists and essential oil users.

Disclaimer

The information in this hub does not replace the medical treatment. Consult your physician before using this.

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