Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil – Ayurvedic Properties of One of the Most Versatile Essential Oils
Are you suffering from stress, anxiety, tension, acne, pain, or breathing problem? You’ll be surprised to hear that there is ONE solution for all these sufferings, which is the Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender is one of the most versatile of all essential oils. The benefits of this oil were learned 2500 years ago. It easily a very powerful essential oil. It is an inexpensive oil full of health benefits. Therapeutic grade essential oil is highly regarded for skin conditions, along with having a relaxing effect on the body and mind. Besides treating all the above-mentioned sufferings, it extensively aids to treat sleeping problems and enhance blood circulation in the human body. Moreover, it can be used as a deodorant and an amazing cleanser for household items.
In modern Ayurveda, it is also known as an antibacterial essential oil. The lavender essential oil has health benefits but it also comes handy when needed in the home as a bug repellent due to its pungent smell. Below mentioned are the details about the Lavender essential oil:
- Botanical Name: Lavendula Officinalis
- Dosha: PK↓, V (Neutral)
- Taste: Pungent
- Energy: Slightly Cooling
- Actions: Carminative, diuretic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, analgesic, galactagogue, stimulant, and balancing.
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
- Stimulates Wound Healing
This essential oil helps to speed up the process of wound healing. It stimulates the healing process of minor cuts, burns, and bruises.
- Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Lavender Essential Oil has powerful anxiolytic abilities as it contains terpenoids like linalool and linalyl acetate. When applied in the right way it helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
- Treats Respiratory Disorders
Problems like asthma, flu, cough, sinus congestion, throat infection, tonsillitis, colds, and whooping cough can be treated by using Lavender Essential Oil. It aids to loosen up the phlegm and relieve congestion related to any of the respiratory problems.
- Improves Sleep
Due to its calming properties, this essential oil when applied on your pillowcase and bedsheets ensure a good night’s sleep. It also helps to treat insomnia.
- Anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral Properties
Lavender Essential Oil properties like anti-bacterial and anti-viral, making it perfect to fight against diseases like typhoid, TB, and diphtheria.
- Fights Acne
Young people, as well as adults whenever get acne to feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. But Lavender Essential Oil has anti-bacterial properties which help to fight stubborn acne and reduces the acne scar. A quick tip is to add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil into your skin creams.
- Relives Pain
Lavender Essential Oil is amazing when it comes to reliving pains like muscles pain, sprains, backache, or lumbago. A good regular Lavender Essential Oil massage can do wonders to relieve pain.
- Improves Blood Circulation
The Lavender Essential Oil reduces hypertension which aids to lower blood pressure. This gives amazing benefits to coronary conditions.
- Hair Care
When Lavender Essential Oil is mixed with any carrier oil (like coconut or grapeseed oil) it has immense benefits on your hair. When it is massaged on the scalp daily, it can improve alopecia areata and hair loss.
- Bug Repellent
Due to the pungent smell of Lavender Essential Oil, it is an excellent bug repellent. It can repel any type of bug-like moths, midges, or mosquitoes.
- Helps in Digestion
The Lavender Essential Oil promotes the production of gastric juices and bile, which aids in the digestion of food. Good stomach digestion makes the symptoms like stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, colic, and nausea go away.
- Anticancer Potential
Lavender Essential Oil has powerful properties due to which it is sometimes used as a complementary treatment to treat cancer.
- Supports Brain Function
When applied to the temples of the head and back of the neck, the Lavender Essential Oil can support the nervous system. You can also inhale Lavender Essential Oil directly from the bottle and it will alleviate the stress symptoms quickly by supporting the nervous system and improving cognitive impairment.
A few other benefits of Lavender Essential Oil are:
- Reduces Headaches
- Stimulates Urine Flow
- Helps against Eczema and Dermatitis
- Helps to Naturally Treat Diabetes
At home, Lavender Essential Oil has the following benefits:
- Natural Perfume and Aroma
- Natural and Toxic-free Air Freshener
- Natural and Chemical-free Lip Balm
- Flavor Enhancer in Healthy Recipes
How To Use Lavender
It is very crucial to mention “How to use Lavender Essential Oil”, as for each benefit there is a different way of Lavender application. Remember, Lavender Essential Oil has versatile properties which make it gentle enough to apply directly to the skin.
- Calming: Take a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil and rub it on the feet for a calming and relaxing effect on the body.
- Sleep Aid: Rub a drop of Lavender on your palms and inhale. You can also diffuse a few drops of the oil before you go to bed in order to achieve a good night’s rest.
- Bee Sting/Insect Bite: Place a drop of Lavender on a bee sting or insect bite in order to stop itching and reduce swelling.
- Minor Burns: Put 2-3 drops of Lavender on a minor burn to decrease pain.
- Cuts: Drop Lavender on a cut to stop bleeding, clean the wound, and kill bacteria.
- Eczema/Dermatitis: Mix several drops of Lavender with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, or sesame seed oil. Use topically on eczema or dermatitis.
When Lavender Essential Oil is considered not safe?
When the Lavender Essential Oil is consumed orally, it is not safe and can be a threat to human life. If the people using Lavender Essential Oil notices any of the below-mentioned issues, it is advised to stop the use of Lavender Essential Oil immediately. The issues can be:
- Stomach issues
- Skin rashes
- Skin irritation
- Pain in joints
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