Lavender is an incredible herb that can actually calm your senses.
It’s medicinal properties have successfully brought relief to many.
Lavender is an essential oil that stands out for being one of the gentlest. But make no mistake, it’s still quite powerful! It has over 150 active constituents and can aid in relief to a number of health problems. It’s been used for the following purposes: anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive, and sedative purposes.
The big one that has caught the eyes of researchers in Florida is anxiety relief. They noted that it lowered pulse rates in nursing students who were taking highly stressful tests. Pre-surgery distress has also been aided by lavender aromatherapy, even better than massages or rest!
It can reduce depression, provide relief to insomniac’s, and make labor pains more bearable. It is also suggested that lavender can be beneficial for hangovers, headaches, sinus issues, and relief from pain.
Making a mix of lemonade and lavender, along with some other ingredients, is excellent for a medicinal drink.
Here’s what you need and how to make it:
1 cup raw honey
12 cups pure water
1 drop lavender essential oil
6 lemons, peeled and juiced
Lavender sprigs for garnish
Simply mix ingredients together and then chill. Test it out and you can add more water or raw honey if it’s needed.
There are also other options for using lavender oil specifically for anxiety and headache relief:
-Take 5 to 6 drops of essential lavender oil and add to your bath water, especially if you have dry skin.
-10 to 12 drops of lavender, circulate in the air during work for a natural way to accomplish stress relief.
-2 drops of lavender per ounce of a unrefined, light scented oil such as almond or olive, and this will provide a wonderful body oil for improving skin, mind relaxation, and even getting rid of annoying insects from buzzing around you while you are asleep!
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