Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lavender oil

Ellen Says:--The aromatic oil lavender refreshes and soothes the nerves. Since it is an herb which depresses the central nervous system similar to anti-depressants, it can be quite effective in treating depression, especially when it is related to stress. In studies, the aromatherapy effects of lavender was shown to slow the activity of the nervous system, improve sleep quality, promote relaxation, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders.

For those suffering with insomnia, drinking one cup of lavender and mint tea can put you to sleep within a matter of minutes. A headache reliever, lavender can either be rubbed on the temples, or sniffed like smelling salts to provide relief from headaches caused by stress. For other issues with pain you can use lavender for many relieve ailments caused by sore muscles, tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, and backache.

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