What is it?
Lavender is a perennial and evergreen plant, there are more than 40 different types of it. In ancient times, it was used as a holy herb. It was also often used to freshen up and lightly scent clothes and hair.
What are its health benefits?
Lavender is commonly used for medicinal and therapeutic assistances. Here are a few of the different ways it can be used:
1. Improve sleep - Multiple studies highlight that using lavender oil for aromatherapy can improve sleep quality hence why lavender oil is so popular. A study conducted on middle age women with insomnia discovered that by inhaling lavender for 20 minutes through aromatherapy can highly improve sleep quality.
2. Treating skin blemishes - Applying lavender oil to acne or eczema can help ease inflammation. However, before trying this, we recommend you speak with your dermatologist first to avoid any further irritation or damage to the skin.
3. For menopause symptoms - Women experiencing menopause, may be finding it difficult to sleep and may have higher levels of anxiety and restlessness. Therefore, they may find lavender helpful to sleep and also reduce hot flashes.
Have you used lavender to treat anything? Be sure to let us know!