What is Lavender oil and why is it commonly used? Before going into further explanation, we have to know first what it is. Lavender oil, also known as Lavandula angustifolia in the biology realm, has a fresh, sweet, floral, and herbaceous aroma which is at the same time soothing and refreshing. Lavender essential oil is very versatile and counting on a bottle of it at home always brings health benefits. You may use this oil before bedtime, especially if you have had a very bad or stressful day.
Since lavender’s aroma helps combat stress and such like, it is ideal for people who don’t have so much time to go to a yoga session or to the gym for muscle relaxation. It is also very useful in case of lack of stamina or energy to go through with all the tasks and daily chores as lavender boosts the levels of this capacity in your body making you feel more energetic and capable of dealing with such stress on your shoulders.
Now that we are clear about lavender oil’s health benefits, it is time to talk more in-depth about its medicinal properties.
Lavender oil properties
- Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties it helps combat and get rid of bacteria that may cause infections, it means lavender oil can be applied to the face right on the infected areas in case of acne problems.
- Analgesic properties it can relieve pain and aches from sore muscles. Lavender oil can be used if you have a stiff neck caused by stress or constant pressure. You may also make use of it after a workout day at the gym.
- Detoxifying properties just put some drops on the infected area to stop toxicity.
- Antifungal properties people use it mostly for toenail fungus because of its high effectiveness. Antifungal activity of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil
Lavender oil uses
- Calming it’s just a matter of placing some drops of lavender oil scent in your palms and then inhale them. The aroma will go through your amygdala gland to your brain causing you to feel calm and relaxed.
- Bee sting or mosquito bite in case you get stung by a bee or bitten an insect, rub some lavender oil on the sting to reduce swelling.
- Eczema dermatitis mix several drops of lavender oil with a nut (previously mashed) or vegetables (previously mashed too) and apply to the eczema or the dermatitis area, though this remedy is a little painful.
- Nausea or motion sickness it’s good to relieve symptoms of motion sickness. Put a drop of lavender oil on areas like the end of tongue, around the navel or behind the ears.
- Nosebleed Although nosebleed can be caused by many factors (high blood pressure for example), lavender oil may help stop it in some cases. Place a drop of it on a tissue and wrap it around a small ice cube. Put the between the tip of the upper lip and under the nose and wait until bleeding stops. Make sure to feel comfortable enough and don’t freeze your gums or lips.