How to Use the Herb Lavender for Improving Health

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Use lavender essential oil in the diffusor to help improve sleep and calm anxiety.

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Steep lavender flowers in boiling water to make an herbal tea that will help insomnia.

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Put lavender oil neat(directly on skin) for an herbal treatment for a minor burn. Lavender has amazinig effects on burns

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Use warm lavender tea as an herbal chest compress to ease congestion.

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Add lavender flowers or essential oil to your bath to stimulate and cleanse the skin.

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Be safe. Lavender is considered safe a safe herbal remedy to use with few side effects. However, any herb can cause allergic reaction and interact with medications you may already be taking. Caution should also be used when dealing with young children and herbal remedies as they are much more dose sensitive due to their smaller size and standardization is difficult when dealing with fresh herbs. If buying herbal remedies for improving health in capsule form from the health food store follow the manufactures recommendations.

Disclaimer
This article is meant to be informational and educational regarding traditional uses of herbs for medicinal purposes and not as medical advice. Always follow up with your doctor for concerns regarding your health. The FDA approves herbs as dietary supplements only.

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"Herbal and Healing Remedies" by Jason Elias MA,Lac and Shelagh Ryan Masline, copyright1995, Lynn Sonberg Books Associates
"New Herb Bible" by Earl Mindell R.Ph., Ph.D, copyright 2000, Simon & Schuster Publishing
"The Little Herb Encyclopedia" by Jack Ritchason N.D. , copyright 1995, Woodland Health Books
"Aromatherapy for Common Ailments" by Shirley Price, copyright 1991, Simon & Schuster Publishing
"Rodale's Illustrated encyclopedia of Herbs" by Claire Kowalchik & William H. Hylton, Editiors, copyright 1998, Rodale Press Inc.
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Tips and Warnings

  • Disclaimer This article is meant to be informational and educational regarding traditional uses of herbs for medicinal purposes and not as medical advice. Always follow up with your doctor for concerns regarding your health. The FDA approves herbs as dietary supplements only.