Many people appreciate lavender for its fragrance, used in different cosmetic products or sachets for scenting clothes. The name lavender comes from the Latin root ‘lavare’ which means “to wash.” It has earned this name because it was frequently used in baths to help purify the body and spirit. However, this herb is also used for several health remedies from insomnia and anxiety to depression and fatigue. It can also produce slight calming, soothing and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled.
Lavender essential oil can greatly increase the potential for relief and healing, some of the effective benefits are:-
Pain relief: This is an excellent remedy for various types of pains including those caused by sore and tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago. A regular massage with this oil is also an effective pain reliever in the joints.
Urine flow: Lavender essential oil is good for urinary disorder because of its stimulating effect on urine production. Furthermore it helps in restoring hormonal balance and reducing cystitis of the urinary bladder. It also reduces cramps associated with many disorders.
Respiratory disorders: Lavender essential oil is widely used for curing various respiratory problems such as throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion and tonsillitis. The stimulating nature of this oil can also loosen up the phlegm and relieve the congestion associated with respiratory conditions. The vapor of lavender essential oil also has antibacterial qualities that can fight effective battle with respiratory tract infections.
Hair care: This oil is very effective on lice, lice eggs and nits. Furthermore, it is very effective in the treatment of hair loss, particularly for patients who suffer from alopecia.
The lavender oil is also available in commercial preparation such as bath gels, extracts, infusions, lotions, soaps and teas.