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Lavender essential oil has been traditionally used in making perfumes due to its aroma. The oil is very useful in aromatherapy and many aromatic preparations are made using lavender oil.
What is the effective dosage of Lavender supplementation?
There is no standard lavender "dosage", since the product is used in various ways. It can be taken by mouth, applied to the skin, or inhaled as aromatherapy.
What are the benefits of Lavender supplementation?
• Nervous System - Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and helps in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. Its refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness and increases mental activity.
• Sleep - Lavender essential oil induces sleep and hence it is often recommended for insomnia.
• Pain Relief - Lavender essential oil is also an excellent remedy for various types of pains including those caused by sore muscles, tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago. Massage with lavender oil provides relief from pain in the joints.
• Urine Flow - Lavender essential oil is good for urinary disorders as it stimulates urine production. It helps in restoring hormonal balance and reduces cystitis or inflammation of the urinary bladder. It also reduces any associated cramps.
• Respiratory Disorders - Lavender oil is extensively used for various respiratory problems including throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. The oil is either used in the form of vapor or applied on the skin of neck, chest and back. It is also added in many vaporizers and inhalers used for cold and coughs.
• Skin Care - The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is added to chamomile to treat eczema.
• Hair Care - Lavender essential oil is useful for the hair as it can be very effective on lice and lice eggs or nits. • Blood Circulation - Lavender essential oil is also good for improving blood circulation. It lowers blood pressure and is used for hypertension.
• Digestion - Lavender oil is useful for digestion as it increases the mobility of the intestine. The oil also stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain, colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea.
• Immunity - Regular use of lavender essential oil provides resistance to diseases.
What is the side effect of Lavendar supplementation?
Toxicity for albino rats was reported to be very low. A study of 635 women on perineal discomfort reported no side-effects of lavender oil. However, lavender oil is cytotoxic to human skin cells in vitro (endothelial cells and fibroblasts) at a concentration of 0.25% (v/v) in all cell types tested (HMEC-1, HNDF and 153BR), according to a cell study. It may be related to cell membrane damage. Lavender may increase the amount of drowsiness caused by some drugs. When taken by mouth, lavender may cause Constipation Headaches.