Health Benefits of Lavender

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Lavender is an herb that is well known for its fragrance and is a common ingredient in beauty products. But lavender is more than just a pretty face – there are many documented medicinal benefits of lavender:

  • Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory: Helps heal minor wounds, bug bites and fungal infections
  • Mental and emotional support: Aids in anxiety, insomnia, depression, restlessness, and emotional symptoms of PMS
  • Digestion: Lavender tea has been used for upset stomach, nausea and gas
  • Pain: Helps relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores
  • Hair loss: Lavender essential oil was shown to have a benefit in alopecia areata (hair loss caused by an autoimmune condition) based on a 1998 study

(**Note: The essential oil of lavender should not be taken internally because it can be toxic. Never take essential oils internally unless directed by your doctor).

References:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9828867

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