The Benefits of Lavandula Angustifolia

Known for its calming properties, Lavandula Angustifolia has been used for centuries in various ways to help calm and balance. With a rich, calming aroma, it is often used to help relax the senses before bed. Among the numerous properties that lavender has, its relaxing effect stands out. Thanks to this remarkable power, it calms and promotes rest, combating insomnia and facilitating sleep, in addition to controlling stress and anxiety thanks to its pleasant aroma.

In addition to its low toxicity risk, Lavender essential oil is recognized worldwide for its sedative, antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, relaxing, and antiemetic properties. Thus, the action mechanism of Lavender oil has attracted significant attention from researchers interested in improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of patients.

   

Anti-inflammatory:

The Lavender essential oil shows significant anti-inflammatory effects and has been used to cure a lot of skin related issues such as dermatitis, eczema, irritates skin and rashes and especially acne. Because of these properties it is also known as splenic, anti-phlebitis and good natural treatment for hematoma.

Moisturized & Glowing Skin:

Its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties make Lavender essential oil renowned to be a gentle moisturizer that provides natural glowing, even skin, tightens pores and gives a youthful look. A nice edition to your natural & organic skincare!

Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis & Acne:

Due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties Lavandula Angustifolia works alleviating rashes (maybe caused by allergies), acne, eczema, skin infection, dermatitis and other allergic conditions, spots, abscesses and boils. Since it is non-comedogenic for pores it is perfect if struggling with spots and acne.

Wound Healing:

When Lavender essential oil is applied to wounds it accelerates wound healing through formation of granulation tissue by collagen synthesis, tissue remodeling by collagen replacement and wound contraction making the wounds heal and disappear faster – in a natural way!

Insect Repellant:

Lavender is one of the best natural bug repellants! The smell works to repel mosquitos, cockroaches, moths, fleas and flies.

Anxiety & Stress Relief:

In studies it is shown that Lavender essential oil may be anxiolytic an therefor reduce depressive mood, enhance activity of oxytocin neurons and reduce stress due to its medicinal and aromatherapeutic properties.

Antiviral:

Works well against infections caused by viruses with the anti-infective compounds in the plant of Lavandula Angustfolia. Can be used to relieve colds, sinusitis and sore throat.

Pain Relieving:

Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic properties may contribute to pain relief and reducing heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure.

Relaxing & Soothing:

The effects of Lavender essential oil make it perfect to reduce insomnia, pain, stress and headaches. It is widely recognized for its calming effects and commonly used in aromatherapy to promote a sense of tranquility and well-being. Lavandula Angustifolia also contains anticonvulsant properties that may help prevent or treat seizures or convulsions by controlling abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Natural Sleep Aid:

Many people use Lavender essential oil to create a calming atmosphere before going to sleep. Lavender works as an anxiolytic (anxiety reliever) and a sedative as it interacts with the neurotransmitter GABA (primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain and a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the spinal cord) to help quiet the brain and nervous system activity, reducing agitation, anger, aggression and restlessness.

Antimicrobial & Antiseptic:

Lavender essential oil has been a popular choice for minor wound care and skin support for many years. natural antimicrobial properties, making it a popular choice for minor wound care and skin support. Due to its medicinal properties, it is perfect as a disinfectant and for healing wounds, burns, eczema, insect bites, sunburns and more.

Anticholinesterase:

Studies have shown that Lavender works as a cholinesterase inhibitor. This means that it contains anticholinesterase (AChE) that prevents breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). This neurotransmitter has a main role in our nervous system affecting our memory, learning, attention, arousal and involuntary muscle movements. Medical conditions associated with low acetylcholine levels include Alzheimer’s disease among others.

Nausea Relief:

A lot of people find that Lavender essential oil can be helpful when suffering from nausea and/or vomiting. It is not considered to be the most antiemetic essential oil but remains popular because of its calming effects.

Antioxidant:

Lavender essential oil contains antioxidants that help protect and fight against oxidative stress and free radicals (that can be made by the body after exposure to environmental toxins, such as tobacco smoke, air pollution and UV light).

Antifungal:

The Lavandula Angustifolia contains compounds effective for treating some strains of fungal infections – mostly related to skin and nail infections.

Other Benefits:

In recent years it has been proven that the Lavandula Angustifolia plant has various medicinal activities such as antihistamine, antidiabetic, antitumor, promotes digestion, prevents dizziness and more.

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