Lavender Essential Oil - Evidence Based Study

Lavender oil is an essential oil derived from the lavender plant. It can be taken orally, applied to the skin, and breathed in through aromatherapy. ...

Lavender oil has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. It can even be used to treat other things, like improving hair health and digestion.

Using lavender oil in burners for a 3-month period, nearly 90% of respondents (a total of 66 subjects) believed that there had been an improvement in the work environment following the use of lavender oil

Clips from the government study

  • There is growing evidence suggesting that lavender oil may be an effective medicament in treatment of several neurological disorders.

  • Lavender has a long history of medicinal use and is suggested to possess anticonvulsant, antidepressive, anxiolytic, sedative, and calming properties

  • In recent years, several animal and human investigations have indeed evaluated traditional medical remedies of lavender using modern scientific methods. These studies raised the possibility of revival of lavender therapeutic efficacy in neurological disorders on the basis of evidence-based medicine

  • Anxiolytic effect of lavender was superior to placebo in 221 patients suffering from anxiety disorder.

  • Alleviation of anxiety and mood improvement were reported in thirty-six patients admitted to an intensive care unit, who received lavender oil

  • Lavender oil administered in an aroma stream shows modest efficacy in the treatment of agitated behavior in patients with severe dementia

  • Lavender has been suggested as an excellent natural remedy to treat insomnia and improve the sleep quality.

  • The apparently low reporting of adverse reactions could imply tolerability and safety

  • Lavender reported to be useful in the treatment of acute as well as chronic or intractable pain

The above bullet points are just a tiny part of the extensive study which includes 110 references from Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine articles and is available at the National Center for Biotechnology Information is part of the United States National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.

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