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The Benefits of Lavender

Updated on April 28, 2013

Lavender Flower

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Lavender Essential Oil Uses

Lavender oil is made by steam-distillation, from the flowers of a lavender plant. This oil can be used in aromatherapy oils, gels, lotions, soaps, etc.

This is used to aid in problems caused by the nervous system, such as migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, tension, emotional stress, and restlessness.

It is also used to help with sleep if you have insomnia.

Lavender also provides relief from joint paint caused by sore, tense muscles and sprains.


Other Lavender Benefits

Lavender also encourages production of urine and balancing of hormones, therefore making it helpful in any urinary disorders.

Something lavender is very popular for is its help with respiratory issues such as asthma, sinus problems, cough, cold, flu.

Lavender can also be used physically for skin and hair care. It can kill lice and nits in hair, as well as an antiseptic and anti-fungal for skin disorders. It helps with acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, cuts, burns, sunburns, bug bites. It also helped my youngest daughter survive a babyhood filled with eczema.

Lavender Flowers

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Lavender Tea

There are many tea brands that make great lavender teas. My favorite is Yogi Honey Lavender. It is caffeine free and has great flavor. Lavender tea may help with the following:

  • Insomnia.
  • Nervousness, anxiety, stress.
  • Upset stomach, digestion, stomach infections.
  • Depression.
  • Headaches, migraines.
  • Break fever.
  • (Applied topically) Cuts, wounds, ulcers, sores.


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Lavender Plant

Though it is beautiful, smells fantastic, and helps with many common daily issues for us, it is said that pregnant women and people with diabetes should avoid this plant.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 

      5 years ago from USA

      I love lavender and still remember the smell of it when my grandma made sachets to keep our clothes smelling good. I am trying to plant it from seeds as I heard it helps keep bugs away, but no luck:(

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