Drinking Lavender Lemonade Helps Ease Headache & Anxiety
Did you know that lavender oil is an amazing essential oil which has a lot of health benefits? This is one of the gentlest as well as one of the strongest essential oils which are a must in every household because of its useful properties.
The oil has more than 150 active components which are the reason for its effective use for many health problems. It has antidepressant, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic, detoxifier, antispasmodic, sedative, and hypotensive features. (1)
It has been shown that the use of diffused lavender oil twice on a daily basis can lower the agitation frequency in elderly patients who have dementia, mainly in the 70 to 85 age cohort. (study)
Also, another study showed that lavender aromatherapy lowered preoperative anxiety in ambulatory surgery patients. (2)
And, there is informal evidence that says lavender oil helps people who suffer from headaches, sinus congestion, hangovers, and it serves as pain relief. A few small clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of the lavender oil in treating anxiety. (3)
One study notes that inhalation of lavender oil might be safe and efficient treatment when it comes to management of migraine headaches.(4) This is excellent news for those people who suffer from a migraine.
And, the effect of the aromatherapy is believed to be because of psychological effects of the scent in combination with physiological effects of volatile oils in the limbic system.
The reason for the well-known use of lavender probably is the sedative effect that the oil offers. According to the Hamilton scale, lavender oil lowers anxiety and increases the mood.
How to Use Lavender Oil?
Here is a recipe for lavender lemonade you can prepare at home.
What do you need?
- A cup of fresh honey
- Twelve cups of clean water
- A drop of lavender oil
- Six peeled and squeezed lemons
- For decoration – lavender springs
All you have to do is make a mixture of all of the ingredients and cool the drink. You can add more honey or water if you want. Remember, although this recipe is good for some people, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be beneficial for you as well.
Here are several more ways in which you can use lavender oil in order to lower your anxiety, ease a headache, treat dry skin, etc.
- Make yourself a bath and add five or six drops of the oil to treat your dry skin.
- Ten or twelve drops diffused in the air will relax you during a busy and stressful day.
- To improve your skin and sleep, keep away insects, and relax, you can add two drops of lavender by an ounce of an unprocessed organic oil such as olive oil or almond oil.
We hope that you find this article helpful. Enjoy the beautiful scent of lavender along with its benefits.
This recipe is a traditional Grandmother’s-Remedy that has been used for hundreds of years. Although there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, our Grandmothers swear by it.