Lavender Oil…….Who Knew????
Sore muscles no problem!! Lavender has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. Anti-spasmodics have also been known to relax the autonomic nervous systems and the central nervous system resulting in a more rested and calm state of being. Lavender has been known to be of benefit for those with arthritic complaints and carpel tunnel syndrome. Lavender is noted in many sources for its tissue regenerative abilities. The Essential Oils Desk Reference states that a French scientist Named René Gattefossé was the first to discover this. Because of Lavenders Anti-septic properties and its regenerative abilities it is great for most skin disorders, along with cuts, scrapes, burns, bumps and bruises. It also has analgesic properties which will help with pain associated with all of the things listed above. Due to all of the properties listed lavender is often an oil of choice for many massage therapists, whether giving a massage just for relaxation or deep tissue work.
Drugs.com states that a study was done, on Lavender oil that revealed that the main constituents of lavender oil were detected in the blood within 5 minutes after application on the skin. They also state that “in humans, lavender oil aromatherapy for insomnia has been studied with the conclusion that it is comparable to hypnotics or tranquilizers”. With the fact that there have never been, any adverse events, associated with the use of lavender, this would seem to be a great natural alternative that helps to promote calm and sleep.
Drugs.com also states that in animal studies, lavender oil exhibits Central Nervous System depressant activity, anticonvulsant activity, decreases movement, and induces sleep. I can attest to some of this out of personal experience. When my daughter was quite young she had over heard me talk to people on many occasions about using lavender oil on pets and around the house to take care of flea infestation. She had seen me give our other pets lavender baths and from this she decided her kitten needed a lavender bath one day and Afterwards her kitten was quite listless, totally relaxed and sound asleep. She got upset because she thought that she had hurt her kitten, she had never seen it so sound asleep that you could lift a paw and let it drop without her waking up. As a result her kitten was free of fleas and after a really nice nap she woke up un-harmed.
According to Now Foods… Lavender oil is soothing, normalizing, and balancing. I can see how this would be the case, when two of its many uses have been for insomnia, and nervous tension. Many sources talk about lavender use in aroma therapy stating that it is calming, relaxing, and balancing. Throughout history lavender has been used on a spiritual, mental, and physical level to help create this calm and balance in one’s life. It has been used by many to clear unneeded unwanted negative energy that may have gotten attached to the personal energy field. It has also been used to clear a room of stagnant or unhealthy energy vibrations collected there.
The following is a quick reference list of many of the uses for lavender oil: Muscle spasms, insomnia, menstrual cramps and regularity, reflexology, migraine headaches, balance emotions, spiritual cleansing and purification, sunburns and other burns, athletes foot, cold sores or herpes virus, head lice, fleas, anxiety & depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, rheumatism, and relaxation, etc.
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