Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Essential oils for occasional and minor anxiety

There are evidences for the effectiveness of lavender in the treatment of anxiety in humans. In a single-blinded, randomized pilot study, Lehrner and colleagues found lavender odor exposure to be effective in relieving anxious mood in dental patients who underwent a stressful procedure. Kuroda and colleagues examined the sedative effects of (R)-(−)-linalool, the main component of both jasmine tea and lavender, on moods and autonomic nerve activity (ANS) [13]. They found that it produced calm and vigorous mood state and elicited a significant decrease in heart rate and an increase in HF (high-frequency) component when compared with the controls [13]. Source

Lavender Essential Oil
transparent background lavender sprig for anxiety
  • May assist with cuts, headaches, hysteria, irritability, restlessness, depression, shock, vertigo, nerves and stress (by balancing extremes of emotions, it may contribute to emotional equilibrium). Source
Product Tips
  • Soothe minor burns by applying 2–3 drops of lavender essential oil neat to the affected area.
  • Use neat on inside-the-mouth sores or cuts. Repeat as necessary 5-7 times a day.
  • Diffuse or inhale lavender essential oil to help support a peaceful state of mind.

Disclaimer Notice: This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.

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