Lavender | Naturally Sleep Better and Reduce Stress
Lavandula angustifolia Lavender is a very popular blueish-purple flowering plant with a multitude of medicinal uses. It may be inhaled or applied topically.
Lavender is a popular sleep and relaxation-inducing agent. It has also been shown to have antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, smooth-muscle relaxant, and wound healing effects.
Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances
Studies suggest that massage with lavender essential oil promotes relaxation, induces sleep, promotes relaxation, and elevates moods. Small studies suggest that it may help reduce agitation in people with dementia.
People who massaged their scalps with lavender and essential oils for 7 months had hair regrowth.
Fainting, nausea, stress, high blood pressure, eczema, psoriasis, anxiety, insomnia, acne, postoperative pain, menopause, depression
Potential Side Effects
Nausea, vomiting, headache, and chills have been reported in some people. Taking lavender with CNS depressants may make the sedative effects worse. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid lavender.