Release stress! 7 wonderful benefits of lavender

Release stress! 7 wonderful benefits of lavender
Among many herbs, lavender is one of the most popular one. Many of you might have smelled the scent of it. In its season, purple, pink or white flowers release elegant scent, and it is called “queen of fragrance”.

Not only its fragrance, lavender has more surprising benefits! Let me introduce them to you.



Release stress! 7 wonderful benefits of lavender

 

-Release frustration and refresh with calming effect


Lavender keeps the balance of autonomic nerves, relaxes stiff body caused by stress, and releases frustration and anxieties. Because it stabilizes nerves, it is recommended for those who are easy to get stressed, have migraine from nervousness, or have high blood pressure.

If you feel anxious or stress, you can relax by drinking hot water with lavender.

 

-Sleep well


Lavender stabilizes our mind, and it is also recommended when you can’t sleep well. Lavender contains linalyl acetate and linalool, which have calming effect and act to the nervous system to relax us. It leads to hypnosis, so that’s why lavender is said to be good for sleep.

However, it can disturb your sleep if the fragrance is too strong. It’s a pity to have negative effect with such a good fragrance, so please find the comfortable strength of fragrance for you.

 

-Solve problems of skin with lavender oil


Lavender oil (essential oil) is made by distilling lavender. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, and good for small scars spots such as minor burn and insect bite, or prevention of acnes. Its anti-inflammatory effect will soothe irritation of skin and helps the recovery of the skin structure. You can avoid scars by applying it to wounds.

Add few drops of lavender oil to warm water in a wash-basin, and apply the steam to your face. You can control the balance of sebum secretion. Lavender oil also suppresses increase of germs causing athlete’s foot. Lavender goes well with other herbs, so you can enjoy selecting other berb oils of your choice and combine them to create your original essential oil.

 

-Prevent cold


Antibacterial and antiviral effect of lavender can be used to prevent cold and flu. Apply few drops of lavender oil to a mask or spray the mixture of lavender and purified water in the air! They will refresh the air with good fragrance and have antibacterial effect as well.

Also if you suffer sore throat, gargling with lavender tea will soothe the symptom. Or if you have stuffy nose, inhaling steam of lavender tea through nose will relief it. Why don’t you prepare lavender regularly in winter to prevent cold?

 

-Troubles of women…menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)


Women need to get along with menstruation every month, and many of you might suffer anxiety, frustration, headache or stomachache before or during the period. Applying lavender oil to your body will make you spend the period much more comfortable. Use lavender oil, and softly massage around waist and stomach. You can relax, and the body will warm up by massaging, and it can relieve the symptoms of menstruation.

Starting it from a week before your period can be effective for premenstrual syndrome as well. Let’s spend the period every month more comfortably with lavender.

 

-Bleary eyes…for fatigue of eyes


Using computers in dry offices and smart phones at home…we use eyes in every occasions and many people are suffering fatigues of eyes. Let’s flex stiff muscles of eyes and relax them, with calming effect of lavender.

Muscles of eyes will be relaxed, and you will feel refreshed.

Add lavender oil to hot water, soak a small towel, squeeze it, and place it on your eyes. Leave it for a while. Recently, eye masks with the scent of lavender are in stores as well, so you can try them easily between your work.

Massaging around eyes with lavender oil is also recommended.

 

-Safe! No chemicals! Prevent insects


As it is called “queen of fragrance”, lavender can prevent insects. It is especially effective against mosquitoes and flies, and even when you are bit, lavender has analgesic effect to soothe itchiness. By spraying lavender water, you can prevent insects, soothe itchiness, and can feel relaxed at the same time.

Insect repellent in stores are very effective, but some of them may contain harmful substances to humans that it is difficult for us to judge what is good and what’s not…You might feel even more anxious if you have children or pets.

In such case, preparing lavender water made with purified water is useful. It is safe and effective. You can spray it in room during the season of mosquitoes.

 

There are many benefits of lavender. Not only fragrance, but it is also effective for our health troubles in everyday life and repeated disorders, both physically and mentally.

Its effects are beyond imagination from its small flowers. Why don’t you start using this “all-purpose cure” in your life, and begin wonderful aromatic life? I hope this article gives you an idea of life with lavender.

 

Summary

Release stress! 7 wonderful benefits of lavender

-Release frustration and refresh with calming effect
-Sleep well
-Solve problems of skin with lavender oil
-Prevent cold
-Troubles of women…menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
-Bleary eyes…for fatigue of eyes
-Safe! No chemicals! Prevent insects