What are the Natural Health Benefits of Lavender?

Posted on July 15 2016

It may be pretty, but it’s much more than something to look at.

What are we talking about? It’s lavender—a small plant with stunning blueish-purple flowers. Although the original plant is a site to marvel, lavender can be distilled to become an extremely useful essential oil.

One of the main reasons for lavender’s popularity is undisputed: its natural health benefits. Here are some natural health benefits that can be fulfilled by using lavender:

Natural health benefit #1: Reducing anxiety

At BALANCED HEALTH plus®, we understand that life can be stressful—from work problems to financial problems to everything in between.  After a stressful day, sometimes it can feel impossible to unwind and relax.

With the ability to lower heart rate and blood pressure, lavender can help you achieve a state of relaxation without the harsh side effects of traditional medicine.

Don’t believe us? In a study published by Phytomedicine, lavender oil was shown to be just as effective as a pharmaceutical drug without causing sedative effects or drug dependency.

Natural health benefit #2: Improving sleep

Did you know an Italian company has created mattresses that diffuse the scent of lavender while you sleep? Although an expensive commodity, this mattress illustrates that companies are invested in the notion that lavender helps improve sleep.

And there is a lot of merit to their claims.

Several studies have illustrated that lavender can improve sleep. For instance, in a study done by Wesleyan University, researchers found that subjects that smelled lavender essential oil before bed slept more soundly, were more energetic in the morning, and increased slow-wave sleep—the deep sleep that slows your heartbeat, relaxes muscles, and helps organize memory.

Natural health benefit #3: Alleviating headaches

We know that your mid-day migraines can be a huge pain in the—well—head.

Numerous people throughout the world suffer from headaches during the day. Some may be looking for an alternative to using drugs to alleviate headache pain, and that’s where lavender can come into play.

According to a study published by the European Journal of Neurology, people who inhaled lavender for 15 minutes saw a significant reduction in their migraine headaches.

Looking for a product to help experience all three of these benefits? Our AROMAID French LavenderCalm for sleep, and Ease for headache products come in infused with lavender oils to help you achieve these benefits. To learn more about our products, contact our alternative health store directly!

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