Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed that lavender seems to be the latest craze. It seems to be just about everywhere, and because of its popularity, I wanted to provide some information about this herby powerhouse to pay homage to just how great it really is.
An herb native to Northen Africa and the mountain regions of the Mediterranean, lavender not only smells heavenly, but it has a lot of beneficial properties it can offer to those who make use of it. You can eat the stuff, too, in case you’re wondering, but only in baked goods and foods when used in its plant form. Consuming lavender essential oil can be toxic.
Are you ready for the list of what lavender is great for? Buckle your seatbelts, ladies and gents, and prepare to be amazed.
Lavender oil is believed to contain antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can help to soothe and heal minor burns and bug bites.
It can be used, some research suggests, to help in treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
It has been suggested by some studies that consuming lavender in a tea form can combat digestive issues, for example, vomiting, nausea, abdominal swelling and discomfort and gas.
It can also help to diminish pain from headaches, sores, toothaches and sprains.
In addition to helping with digestive problems, lavender is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores. It can also be used to prevent hair loss.
Some studies suggest that it can be used to battle fungal infections
Some studies suggest it can be used to heal wounds.
It has been proposed that lavender can treat alopecia areata, a condition involving hair loss, and further can promote hair growth by up to 44% after using it as a treatment for seven months,
I can personally attest to this next one. The smell of lavender has been shown to diminish anxiety symptoms, and I keep a rollerball of lavender essential oil in my purse to snuff when I’m feeling anxious.
In case these benefits aren’t enough to convince you that lavender is the bomb, it’s also been suggested that it can calm pre-menstrual symptoms.
What are you waiting for? Go an buy yourself a sachet of this goodness or a diffuser with some lavender essential oil. It’s pretty awesome stuff.
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