Ingredient focus: Lavender

You have probably come across Lavender; the beautiful plant with purple flowers that your grandmother grew in her back garden, or perhaps kept in her house. It is widely used within aromatherapy and is native to the Mediterranean and Russia.

Lavender is part of the mint family. It is well loved for its distinctive smell and is used widely in skin and hair products. However, it is far more than a nice fragrance; the plant has many uses and is commonly used within medicine and therapeutics. Here’s how you can use it:

To improve sleep

Insomnia is a common disorder that can affect your sleep pattern. Whether it be hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep, it can make you extremely tired during waking hours. In some cases, cutting out caffeine and exercising regularly can help these symptoms, but not always. Lavender can be used to improve the quality of your sleep - just place a few drops of some lavender essential oil on your pillow or bed sheets at night and you should see some positive results. 

Help treat inflamed or irritated skin

Lavender can be used to help treat a variety of skin problems to include acne and eczema. Applying Lavender based products to your skin may ease inflammation and help reduce blemishes. The plant has antioxidant properties and can promote the healing of wounds.

Natural remedy for pain

Depending on the severity of your pain, you may be able to use Lavender to help treat your ailments. It can be an effective remedy for pain relief as it contains polysaccharides. Plants containing these molecules can help treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism. 

Reduce stress levels

Research suggests that lavender has a positive effect on your mood. It can be used in herbal remedies such as oils to lessen symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue and stress.

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Sources: Everyday Health, Mayoclinic.