Lavender is Nature's Medicine
Lavender has been used as a herbal medicine for hundreds of years in history. It has many different properties that have therapeutic effects on the body. This blog post is going to talk about what lavender does in the body and brain, and how it affects us.
Lavender is believed to stop a reaction that produces stress proteins in the brain. This stress-relieving property has made lavender useful for many reasons. It is often used for mental health reasons such as anti-anxiety, anti-restlessness, and antidepressant. It is also very commonly used as a sleep aid to help treat insomnia for the same reasons.
Lavender has also been found to be antimicrobial; meaning it fights against germs. It has been used as an antibacterial and antifungal. This also leads to better wound healing, less inflammation, and less pain. Keep this in mind next time you get a scratch, burn, bug bite, cut, or rash!
Studies have found that lavender can have effects on chronic diseases. For example, lavender is an antioxidant, which means that it stabilizes unstable cells in the body. This is a great tool for cancer prevention, as cancer may be triggered in the body by these unstable cells. Lavender has also been studied in dementia patients. It is believed that lavender can help strengthen pathways in your brain which are responsible for cognition.
A little bit of lavender could benefit almost everyone in some way or another. Another great thing about lavender is that it is available in so many different ways. You can get lavender teas, lotions, soaps, essential oils, bubble baths, sprays, and many other forms! It should not be hard for you to figure out an easy way for you to get your daily dose of lavender!