Kamis, 01 Agustus 2013

Therapeutic Uses of Lavender Oil

Therapeutic Uses of Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is a sweetly fragrant natural remedy for both emotional and physical ailments.

Properties

    Lavender oil is made up of complex and powerful plant particles called esters that provide healing, soothing, refreshing, anesthetic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties.

Applications

    Lavender oil can be used therapuetically by itself or mixed with water, creams, lotions, other essential oils or Epsom salts. It can be sprayed on bed pillows or in the air or added to a vaporizing steam bath and inhaled. It also can be added to a hot bath or shower, soaked in a cloth and rubbed, sponged, massaged or dabbed directly onto the skin.

Therapeutic Uses

    Lavender oil is a powerful treatment for acne, eczema, scabies, psoriasis, shingles, dermatitis, sunburn, burns, cuts and bug bites. It relieves fever, muscle aches and stiff joints, headaches, sinusitis, insomnia, and cold and flu symptoms. It also calms and relieves stress, anxiety, fatigue, jet lag and menstrual cramps.

Benefits

    Lavender oil therapy benefits the respiratory system and calms, soothes and refreshes the senses. Its gentle healing aroma lifts spirits, invites calmness, eases depression and feelings of tiredness and promotes complete relaxation. It also protects the immune system from contracting viruses.

Precautions

    Lavender oil use may cause allergies. Pregnant women and those who're breastfeeding should use lavender oil with caution as it can stimulate the uterus. Epileptics shouldn't use lavender oil.

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