It is well known that essential oils can cure a number of ailments. And of these one of the most versatile oil is that of lavender. Lavender oil blends well with many other essential oils. So it is used commonly in perfumes and also forms an essential ingredient of various skin care lotions as well as cosmetics. Though therapeutically it is used mostly in aromatherapy it has many other health benefits too.
Coming to health benefits of Lavender essential oil, it does wonders in healing stressed nerves. It relieves migraine, anxiety, headaches, depression and even proves effective in treatment of emotional stress and nervous tension. If you are feeling restless or exhausted, use some lavender oil to relieve you of such bad feeling. Essential oil of lavender can help in sound sleep and that is the reason why it is used in treatment of insomnia.
It is not that lavender oil is only effective in treatment of strained nerves; it is also very good in treatment of various types of muscular pains. So it can be effectively used in cases of sore and tense muscles, rheumatism, backache, lumbago and other pains in joints.
Lavender oil is very effective in treatment of many respiratory problems too. You can use it easily in cases of flu, cough and cold, sinus congestion, laryngitis, bronchitis, whooping cough, tonsillitis and other throat infections. It is also quite effective in case of asthma too. To get relief, it can be inhaled as vapor or applied on the skin of the neck, chest and back near the areas of the affected organs. These days various vaporizers and inhalers are using essential oil of lavender too.
Skin care is another area where lavender oil has proved its effectiveness. It is used to treat acne, psoriasis, wrinkles, and also for removing various scars from the skin. It is also used for treating lice infestation of hair and scalp.
Apart from all these lavender essential oil is good in urinary disorders. It also has the ability to reduce blood pressure which in turn improves the blood flow in the body. Intake of lavender oil increases the mobility of intestine and that increases the secretion of gastric juices and bile. Thus lavender oil is quite effective in treatment of flatulence, indigestion, stomach pain, vomiting and even diarrhea.