Monday, 7 January 2013

HealthNutty Pick of the Week - Lavender Oil

Stressed or exhausted? Sometimes I don't even know what day of the week it is. 

Many of us are tired, and overworked! It shows up in things like weak immune systems, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, even skin problems (speaking of skin problems, I have a pimple on my left cheek I'd really like to get rid of).

This herb is a disinfectant, deodorant and even anti-fungal that has been around since ancient times. It was also once used to tame tigers and lions!

theHealthNuttyProfessor's pick of the week?

Lavender oil.

First of all, it smells extraordinary. Kind of like you just entered a luxurious spa.  The smell just has that relaxing affect on you.

Second, it has been used to treat anxiety, and stress. A natural relaxant.  Want a sniff yet?

Thirdly, scientists have discovered that lavender oil is an anti-inflammatory, and has anti-fungal properties (reducing candida and other infections).

And so many more reasons to grab a bottle of lavender oil, check out this list from (

More Benefits of Lavender Oil

Nervous System: Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which helps in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.
Pain Relief: Lavender essential oil is also an excellent remedy for various types of pains including those caused by sore muscles, tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, and sprains. A regular massage with lavender oil provides relief from pain in the joints.
Urine Flow: Lavender essential oil is good for urinary disorders as it stimulates urine production. It helps in restoring hormonal balance and reduces cystitis or inflammation of the urinary bladder. It also reduces any associated cramps.
Respiratory Disorders: Lavender oil is extensively used for various respiratory problems including throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. The oil is either used in the form of vapour or applied on the skin of neck, chest and back. It is also added in many vapourisers and inhalers used for cold and coughs.
Hair Care: Lavender essential oil is useful for the hair care as it can be very effective on lice and lice eggs or nits.
Blood Circulation: Lavender essential oil is also good for improving blood circulation in the body. It also lowers blood pressure and is used for hypertension.
Digestion: Lavender oil is useful for digestion as it increases the mobility of the intestine. The oil also stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain, colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea.
Immunity: Regular use of lavender essential oil provides resistance to diseases.
Other health benefits of lavender essential oil include: sunburn treatment, and effective against insect bites. The oil is also used to repel mosquitoes and moths.

So, who knew there were this many benefits to using lavender oil? 
One of my fave ways to use lavender oil is through aromatherapy in an oil burner. Makes my house smell glorious! And speaking of that pimple on my left cheek, I think I'll go put a drop on that too.
Grab some lavender oil by clicking here.
Cheers to a more relaxed and healthy week everyone. Til next time, stay healthy, ya'll!

 As with many other essential oils, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using lavender essential oil.


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