Altaei, D. T. Topical lavender oil for the treatment of recurrent aphthous ulceration.The use of the essential oil lavandin to reduce preoperative anxiety in surgical patients.Bradley, B. F., Brown, S.

L., Chu, S., and Lea, R. W. Effects of orally administered lavender essential oil on responses to anxiety-provoking film clips.Buchbauer G, Jirovetz L, Jager W, and et al.

Aromatherapy: evidence for sedative effects of the essential oil of lavender after inhalation.Burke YD, Stark MJ, Roach SL, and et al. Inhibition of pancreatic cancer growth by the dietary isoprenoids farnesol and geraniol.The effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a treatment for infantile colic.Cha, J.

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and Adams, C. The effects of clinical aromatherapy for anxiety and depression in the high risk postpartum woman - a pilot study.D'Auria, F.

D., Tecca, M., Strippoli, V., Salvatore, G., Battinelli, L., and Mazzanti, G. Antifungal activity of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil against Candida albicans yeast and mycelial form.Diego MA, Jones NA, Field T, and et al. Aromatherapy positively affects mood, EEG patterns of alertness and math computations.Dimpfel, W., Pischel, I., and Lehnfeld, R.

Effects of lozenge containing lavender oil, extracts from hops, lemon balm and oat on electrical brain activity of volunteers.Djenane, D., Aider, M., Yanguela, J., Idir, L., Gomez, D., and Roncales, P. Antioxidant and antibacterial effects of Lavandula and Mentha essential oils in minced beef inoculated with E.

coli O157:H7 and S. aureus during storage at abuse refrigeration temperature.Duan, X., Tashiro, M., Wu, D., Yambe, T., Wang, Q., Sasaki, T., Kumagai, K., Luo, Y., Nitta, S., and Itoh, M. Autonomic nervous function and localization of cerebral activity during lavender aromatic immersion.Dunn C, Sleep J, and Collett D.

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Protective effects of the aerial parts of Salvia officinalis, Melissa Officinalis and Lavandula angustifolia and their constituents against enzyme-dependent and enzyme-independent lipid peroxidation.Howard, S. and Hughes, B. M.

Expectancies, not aroma, explain impact of lavender aromatherapy on psychophysiological indices of relaxation in young healthy women.Hoya, Y., Matsumura, I., Fujita, T., and Yanaga, K. The use of nonpharmacological interventions to reduce anxiety in patients undergoing gastroscopy in a setting with an optimal soothing environment.Hur, M.

H., Oh, H., Lee, M. S., Kim, C., Choi, A.

N., and Shin, G. R.

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P., Moller, H. J., Dienel, A., and Schlafke, S.

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J., Dienel, A., and Schlafke, S. Silexan, an orally administered Lavandula oil preparation, is effective in the treatment of 'subsyndromal' anxiety disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial.[The effects of aromatherapy on pain, depression, and life satisfaction of arthritis patients].The effect of lavender oil on stress, bispectral index values, and needle insertion pain in volunteers.Kritsidima, M., Newton, T., and Asimakopoulou, K. The effects of lavender scent on dental patient anxiety levels: a cluster randomised-controlled trial.Lantry LE, Zhang Z, Gao F, and et al.

Chemopreventive effect of perillyl alcohol on 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1- (3-pyridyl)-1-butanone induced tumorigenesis in (C3H/HeJ X A/J)F1 mouse lung.Lis-Balchin, M. and Hart, S. A preliminary study of the effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle in vitro.Lis-Balchin, M. and Hart, S.

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A., and Kahan, E. Naturopathic treatment for ear pain in children.Sayorwan, W., Siripornpanich, V., Piriyapunyaporn, T., Hongratanaworakit, T., Kotchabhakdi, N., and Ruangrungsi, N.

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P. Oral malodor reduction by a palatal mucoadhesive tablet containing herbal formulation.Toda, M.

and Morimoto, K. Effect of lavender aroma on salivary endocrinological stress markers.A systematic review on the anxiolytic effects of aromatherapy on rodents under experimentally induced anxiety models.Vakilian, K., Atarha, M., Bekhradi, R., and Chaman, R. Healing advantages of lavender essential oil during episiotomy recovery: a clinical trial.Woelk, H. and Schlafke, S. A multi-center, double-blind, randomised study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder.Woronuk, G., Demissie, Z., Rheault, M., and Mahmoud, S. Biosynthesis and therapeutic properties of Lavandula essential oil constituents.Xu, F., Uebaba, K., Ogawa, H., Tatsuse, T., Wang, B.

H., Hisajima, T., and Venkatraman, S. Pharmaco-physio-psychologic effect of Ayurvedic oil-dripping treatment using an essential oil from Lavendula angustifolia.Yamada K, Kimaki Y, and Ashida Y. Anticonvulsive effects of inhaling lavender oil vapour.B. and Tse, S.

H. An experimental study on the effectiveness of acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for sub-acute, non-specific neck pain in Hong Kong.B. and Tse, S.

H. The effectiveness of relaxation acupoint stimulation and acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for non-specific low back pain in Hong Kong: a randomised controlled trial.Zweibel J, Ho P, Sepelak SB, and et al. Clinical trials referral resource.tincture and imipramine in the treatment of mild to moderate depression: a double-blind, randomized trial.Anderson C, Lis-Balchin M, Kirk-Smith M. Evaluation of massage with essential oils on childhood atopic eczema.A randomised, assessor blind, parallel group comparative efficacy trial of three products for the treatment of head lice in children--melaleuca oil and lavender oil, pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide, and a "suffocation" product.Dale A, Cornwell S.

The role of lavender oil in relieving perineal discomfort following childbirth: a blind randomized clinical trial.Fetrow CW, Avila JR. Professional's Handbook of Complementary & Alternative Medicines.An olfactory stimulus modifies nighttime sleep in young men and women.Influence of aromatherapy on medication administration to residential-care residents with dementia and behavioral challenges.Hajhashemi V, Ghannadi A, Sharif B. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the leaf extracts and essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia Mill.Hirokawa K, Nishimoto T, Taniguchi T. Effects of lavender aroma on sleep quality in healthy Japanese students.Lavender oil as a treatment for agitated behaviour in severe dementia: a placebo controlled study.Imura M, Misao H, Ushijima H. The psychological effects of aromatherapy-massage in healthy postpartum mothers.[The effect of lavender aromatherapy on cognitive function, emotion, and aggressive behavior of elderly with dementia].Lehrner J, Marwinski G, Lehr S, et al. Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduce anxiety and improve mood in a dental office.Lewith GT, Godfrey AD, Prescott P.

A single-blinded, randomized pilot study evaluating the aroma of Lavandula augustifolia as a treatment for mild insomnia.Efficacy of aromatherapy (Lavandula angustifolia) as an intervention for agitated behaviours in Chinese older persons with dementia: a cross-over randomized trial.Phase II trial of perillyl alcohol (NSC 641066) administered daily in patients with metastatic androgen independent prostate cancer.The effects of lavender and rosemary essential oils on test-taking anxiety among graduate nursing students.Morris N. The effects of lavender (Lavendula angustifolium) baths on psychological well-being: two exploratory randomised control trials.Moss M, Cook J, Wesnes K, Duckett P.

Aromas of rosemary and lavender essential oils differentially affect cognition and mood in healthy adults.Muzzarelli L, Force M, Sebold M. Aromatherapy and reducing preprocedural anxiety: A controlled prospective study.Effectiveness of the essential oils lavender and ginger in promoting children's comfort in a perianesthesia setting.Rho KH, Han SH, Kim KS, Lee MS.Effects of aromatherapy massage on anxiety and self-esteem in korean elderly women: a pilot study.Lavender essential oil in the treatment of migraine headache: a placebo-controlled clinical trial.Smith DS, Helzner EC, Nuttall CE Jr, et al.

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LAVENDER: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, Precautions, Interactions

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Preliminary evaluation of anti-pyretic and anti-ulcerogenic activities of Sida cordifolia methanolic extract.Psychological effects of aromatherapy on chronic hemodialysis patients.Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2000;54(4):393-397.Jager W, Buchbauer G, Jirovetz L, and et al. Percutaneous absorption of lavender oil from massage oil.Jones, C.

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P., Moller, H. J., Dienel, A., and Schlafke, S.

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J., Dienel, A., and Schlafke, S. Silexan, an orally administered Lavandula oil preparation, is effective in the treatment of 'subsyndromal' anxiety disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial.Int Clin Psychopharmacol.[The effects of aromatherapy on pain, depression, and life satisfaction of arthritis patients].J Altern Complement Med 2011;17(9):823-826.Kutlu, A. K. Yilmaz E. et al.Effects of aroma inhalation on examination anxiety.Lis-Balchin, M. and Hart, S.

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C., Hsu, T. F., Lai, A.

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C. Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial.Perry, R., Terry, R., Watson, L. K., and Ernst, E. Is lavender an anxiolytic drug?A systematic review of randomised clinical trials.Reddy, B. S., Wang, C. X., Samaha, H., Lubet, R., Steele, V.

E., Kelloff, G. J., and Rao, C. V.

Chemoprevention of colon carcinogenesis by dietary perillyl alcohol.Ren, Z. and Gould, M. N.

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and Schlafke, S. A multi-center, double-blind, randomised study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder.Complement Ther Clin Pract 2006;12(1):18-26.Compare the effect of aromatherapy using lavender and Damask rose essential oils on the level of anxiety and severity of pain following C-section: A double-blinded randomized clinical trial.The effect of inhalation aromatherapy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.Complement Ther Med.Evaluation of aromatherapy with lavender oil on academic stress: A randomized placebo controlled clinical trial.Akhondzadeh S, Kashani L, Fotouhi A, et al.Complement Med Res 2020:1-9.Araj-Khodaei M, Noorbala AA, Yarani R, et al.

A double-blind, randomized pilot study for comparison of Melissa officinalis L. and Lavandula angustifolia Mill.with Fluoxetine for the treatment of depression.BMC Complement Med Ther.Arslan I, Aydinoglu S, Karan NB.Can lavender oil inhalation help to overcome dental anxiety and pain in children?A randomized clinical trial.The effects of lavender aromatherapy on pain following needle insertion into a fistula in hemodialysis patients.Complement Ther Clin Pract.Bagheri-Nesami M, Shorofi SA, Nikkhah A, Espahbodi F, Ghaderi Koolaee FS.The effects of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil on fatigue levels in haemodialysis patients: a randomized clinical trial.Complement Ther Clin Pract.Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019;34:46-50.

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Comparison of the effect of lavender and bitter orange on anxiety in postmenopausal women: A triple-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial.Complement Ther Clin Pract 2018;31:132-8.Both lavender fleur oil and unscented oil aromatherapy reduce preoperative anxiety in breast surgery patients: a randomized trial.Ghaderi F, Solhjou N. The effects of lavender aromatherapy on stress and pain perception in children during dental treatment: A randomized clinical trial.Complement Ther Clin Pract.The effect of topical application of lavender essential oil on the intensity of pain caused by the insertion of dialysis needles in hemodialysis patients: A randomized clinical trial.Complement Ther Med.Hirokawa K, Nishimoto T, Taniguchi T.

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Pain control with lavender oil in premature infants: a double-blind randomized controlled study.J Altern Complement Med.Combined contact allergy to tea tree oil and lavender oil complicating chronic vulvovaginitis.Effect of lavender oil aroma in the early hours of postpartum period on maternal pains, fatigue, and mood: a randomized clinical trial.Int J Prev Med.Velasco-Rodríguez R, Pérez-Hernández MG, Maturano-Melgoza JA, et al.A randomised controlled trial of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) essential oils for the treatment of agitated behaviour in older people with and without dementia.Complement Ther Med 2019;42:366-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.016.J Altern Complement Med.Yap WS, Dolzhenko AV, Jalal Z, Hadi MA, Khan TM.Complement Ther Clin Pract. .

Lavender for Anxiety: The Best Way to Use This Calming Herb

Lavender essential oil has been found to be effective in reducing: anxiety.improved sleep quality Nervous system Lavender has been shown to affect the parasympathetic nervous system.A further study found lavender aroma inhalation to improve sleep quality, depression, and stress levels in older adults.Another study indicated that lavender has an anti-anxiety and anti-depressive effect.Oral lavender taken for 6 weeks was shown to improve the general mental health and quality of life in 50 patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.Research from 2010 has shown that orally administrated lavender can assist with symptoms of restlessness and disturbed sleep.A further study on midlife women with insomnia found that 20 minutes of lavender inhalation through aromatherapy can significantly improve sleep quality.Most effective way to use lavender for anxiety The majority of research on lavender for anxiety symptoms includes oral administration and aromatherapy, suggesting these as the most effective methods to reduce symptoms.If you’re using a diffuser, make sure it’s on for a minimum of 10 minutes to see benefits.Other ways to use lavender for anxiety Most commonly, lavender is used as lavender essential oil.By diffusing the oils into the air, they’re inhaled by simple breathing, and research has shown that inhalation of lavender can significantly reduce anxiety levels.Oral Research has shown that oral administration of lavender essential oil is an effective treatment for anxiety symptoms.Capsules Capsules are a common method of consuming lavender, with studies showing they are effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety.It’s important to make sure to read dosage and warnings on the bottle before use. .

What Is Lavender? Possible Health Benefits, How to Grow It, and

(3) For those with sensitive skin, dilute the essential oil in water or a carrier oil.Some people reach for over-the-counter pain relievers when dealing with acute or chronic pain.One study found lavender to be an effective remedy for postoperative pain.Meanwhile, other research suggests lavender aromatherapy may be used during labor to reduce the intensity, though not the duration of, pain.But a small study published in 2017 in the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research found that when 40 people inhaled lavender essential oil after open-heart surgery, they reduced their blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting the oil had a positive effect on their vital signs.Because of the anti-inflammatory effects of lavender, it may also improve bronchial asthma.A study on mice published in July 2014 in the journal Life Sciences found that lavender essential oil had a positive impact on respiratory health, relieving allergic inflammation and mucus hyperplasia.But lavender aromatherapy for 20 minutes twice a day may help reduce menopause flashing and improve quality of life, according to a study published in September 2016 in the Journal of Chinese Medical Association.There are also a number of studies highlighting the potential antifungal activity of lavender.Potentially Promotes Hair Growth.This leads researchers to believe that lavender could potentially be used as a hair growth promoting agent, though more research is needed. .

Lavender: Health benefits and uses

Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found that lavender oil could be effective in combating antifungal-resistant infections.In the study, the essential oils distilled from the Lavandula genus of the lavender plant seemed to work by destroying the membranes of fungal cells.A study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine compared the effects of several treatments for wound healing.The study authors noted that wounds closed faster in the TENS and lavender oil groups than the control groups.In a more recent study , researchers found that applying lavender oil to the backs of mice helped to promote hair growth over the course of 4 weeks.Share on Pinterest Lavender scents have been shown to reduce anxiety before a dental appointment.Researchers have also found that lavender scent may help anxious dental patients.Post-tonsillectomy pain in children.Lavender oil has been shown to reduce the amount of painkilling medicine required after a tonsillectomy.Many women of reproductive age experience a range of symptoms in the premenstrual phase, commonly known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS).The study concluded that lavender aromatherapy could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms.menstrual pain.cancer-related pain.However, the authors highlighted that “repeated studies are needed to confirm effective proportions of lavender oil and carrier oil for insomnia and depression.”.If you choose to use this essential oil, the FDA does not monitor these products. .

Efficacy and safety of lavender essential oil (Silexan) capsules

To assess the effect of lavender in treating anxiety, interventions included in the 5 studies were placebo, 80 mg/d silexan, 160 mg/d silexan, 0.5 mg/d lorazepam, and 20 mg/d paroxetine.Woelk & Schlafke38 conducted a multi-center, double-blind, randomised phase III study assessing the comparative effect of 80 mg silexan daily versus 0.5 mg lorazepam daily on a sample size of 78 participants with 23.4% being male.In this study, 40 participants received silexan 80 mg. Kasper et al.39 investigated the effect of 80 mg silexan daily against placebo in a randomized, double-blind, multi-center trial with 20.2% of its 228 participants being male.In this study, 104 participants received treatment with silexan 80 mg.Following that, Kasper et al.40 conducted a randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, multi-centre trial with four parallel groups receiving 160 mg silexan daily (121 patients), 80 mg silexan daily (135 patients), 20 mg paroxetine daily, and placebo with 26.4% of male in the sample size of 616 participants.In this double-blind, randomized, parallel-group multi-centre trial, the sample size was 362 participants and 30.8% of them were male.Multivariate analysis was performed to estimate the effect of all the active treatments silexan 160 mg, silexan 80 mg, lorazepam 0.5 mg, and paroxetine 20 mg versus placebo as the reference arm.Furthermore, a pairwise analysis was carried out to estimate the comparative effect of all the treatments versus placebo and other interventions.The treatment with silexan 160 mg was found to be effective in comparison to placebo, paroxetine 20 mg, and lorazepam 0.5 mg.Overall, the effect of silexan 160 mg [−1.14 (−1.10, 3.39)], assessed on the basis of declining HAMA score, was superior in comparison to silexan 80 mg.The decline in HAMA score was higher for silexan 160 mg in comparison to placebo and paroxetine 20 mg.Overall, all interventions including placebo were observed to be more effective in declining HAMA score compared to lorazepam 0.5 mg.Table 4 League table for the effect of all interventions on HAMA scale.The actual number and type of total adverse events experienced by the participants in the study conducted by Kasper et al.36,37 were not reported in details.Further details on adverse events reported in the studies can be found in Table 5.

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Lavender Essential Oil: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy.Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.Anxiety.While there's currently a lack of large-scale clinical trials testing lavender's effects on people with anxiety, a number of studies show that the oil may offer some anti-anxiety benefits.In addition, a pilot study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice in 2012 indicates that lavender-essential-oil-based aromatherapy may help soothe anxiety in high-risk postpartum women.A 2018 study published in Holistic Nursing Practice confirms lavender's effect on sleep.According to the principles of aromatherapy, breathing in the scent of lavender essential oil or applying lavender essential oil to the skin transmits messages to the limbic system, a brain region known to influence the nervous system and help regulate emotion.Once blended with a carrier oil, lavender essential oil can be massaged into your skin or added to your bath.Many essential oil proponents recommend using a combination of lavender, lemon, and peppermint oil to relieve allergy symptoms, and claim that lavender is a natural antihistamine.Adding lavender oil to mascara is purported to help lashes grow thicker and faster.A 2016 study on mice showed that a diluted topically applied lavender essential oil did lead to dramatic hair growth. .

The Relaxing & Health-Boosting Powers Of Lavender

In Southern California where I live, it grows both wild and cultivated in gardens (including my own).It’s one of the well-known, and well-studied, essential oils.Lavender’s potential benefits as a medicinal herb go beyond what many people know.What is Lavender?The plant’s flowers, leaves and essential oil are all used as natural medicines.Lavender is taken orally as a supplement, often to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, as well as physical pain, including headache and toothache.Lavender is used topically in lotions and creams for skin and hair treatments, as well as to treat wounds and pain.This gently scented flowering herb has been shown to have a pretty broad range of effects in the body, as an essential oil, an oral supplement, and a topical cream or salve:.Lavender works as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever) and as a sedative, to increase relaxation and calm, and help bring about sleep.Scientific evidence indicates that natural chemicals found in lavender oil and tea tree oil cause breast development in boys, when used topically.Lavender oil is a popular aromatherapy choice for sleep and relaxation.Several studies show using lavender oil for aromatherapy can improve sleep quality, including in people with insomnia, depression, and anxiety.A study of an oral lavender medication showed it improved sleep quality and lowered anxiety about as effectively as a low dose of the sedative lorazepam (the drug Ativan).Some studies suggest oral lavender may work as effectively as anti-anxiety medications to improve anxiety.Both lavender taken orally and lavender used in aromatherapy may improve mild-to-moderate depression.Lavender oil aromatherapy has been shown to reduce the physical and emotional signs of stress, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and increasing feelings of relaxation and calm.Two recent studies indicate that lavender aromatherapy can help reduce pain and other symptoms associated with menstruation.Research shows that aromatherapy with lavender—both on its own and blended with lemon and ylang ylang oils—may reduce blood pressure and heart rate, including in middle-aged women with insomnia.Studies show using lavender aromatherapy, in massage, and topically can be effective in improving several different forms of pain, including:.Scientists are studying the potential benefits of lavender aromatherapy to improve symptoms Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.Among essential oils, lavender is relatively well studied as a therapy for sleep, anxiety, and other potential therapeutic uses.Still, we need to see more research into lavender’s effects and possible benefits in order to better understand how well lavender may work to improve sleep and mood, as well as its other benefits to health and treatment of illness and disease.Lavender: what to know.If you’re planning to use essential oils topically on your body, be sure you’re buying an already diluted oil—a mixture of the fragrant essential oil of your choice and a carrier oil (often a vegetable oil).It’s not clear what affects lavender might have in people with hormone-sensitive cancers, and they are advised not to use lavender orally or topically.People who take these or any other medications and supplements should consult with a physician before beginning to use glycine as a supplement.Lavender may increase the effects of chloral hydrate, and result in excessive sleepiness.Lavender may increase the effects of pentobarbital and result in excessive sleepiness.Because of lavender’s sedative effects, using it in combination with other herbs or supplements that promote sleep may lead to excessive sleepiness.Herbs and supplements that work to lower blood pressure. .

Lavender oil for anxiety: 3 products to try

Today, many people use lavender oil as a complementary therapy for anxiety, though evidence for its effectiveness is mixed.People use it for aromatherapy, either by inhaling its scent via a diffuser or steam or by diluting it in a carrier oil to apply to the skin.A person should talk with a healthcare professional before using essential oils, and they should be sure to research the quality of a brand’s products.A person should always do a patch test before trying a new essential oil.Does lavender oil help with anxiety?However, research into its effectiveness as a treatment for anxiety is still ongoing.Overall, scientists need to carry out more studies to determine if using lavender essential oil could be a safe, effective treatment for anxiety.However, not all are of high quality.The manufacturers recommend diluting it to 2-5% with the chosen carrier oil.Red Silk Essentials Lavender Pre-Diluted Roll-on Roll-on essential oil products are pre-diluted blends a person can apply directly to their skin.This product contains a relatively high concentration of essential oil, so a person should only use it on small areas of the body.According to the company website, 90% of the oils This Works uses are organic, and they do not use synthetic color or fragrance.This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is available for purchase online.How to use lavender oil As these products show, it is possible to use lavender oil in various ways, including as a roll-on, room spray, or by diluting the pure essential oil.At high concentrations, lavender oil can cause skin irritation.Add a few drops of lavender oil to a bowl of steaming water. .

How Lavender Is Used for Social Anxiety

Historically, lavender was used to mummify bodies in Egypt, in baths in Greece and Rome, and for antiseptic and mental health purposes.Today, lavender is used as a traditional or complementary remedy for relaxation, to alleviate insomnia, anxiety, and depression, as well as for physical ailments such as stomach upset and headaches.No scientific studies have specifically examined the benefits lavender use for social anxiety disorder (SAD).You can inhale the scent, apply it to the skin, or perhaps the most effective way, is adding three to five drops of the essential oil to an ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser.Lavender tea can be made by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves for 15 minutes in a cup of boiling water.Before ingesting lavender in liquid form, you should read the product label and discuss the dose with a qualified health care provider.Lavender has the potential to increase the drowsiness caused by other treatments for SAD, such as Xanax (and other benzodiazepines) and St. John's Wort (and other herbal supplements).Caution should be used when driving or operating heavy machinery if lavender is combined with medications causing drowsiness. .

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