Our bodies are exposed to a lot of stress throughout the day and this results in the form of headaches or anxiety. Both headaches and anxiety are natural and common for any person no matter young or old. When dealing with this issues doctors usually prescribe medication which should be regularly taken but there are some cases where it may not achieve the wanted outcome. If you are not a fan of pills or just looking for a natural way to treat these problems, lavender lemonade is the perfect solution.
This lavender lemonade is awesome drink that helps and prevent anxiety and headaches from your body.
* Severe headaches and anxiety attacks are more serious conditions. We strongly recommend a doctor if the headaches last for longer periods of times.
Adding lavender to your lemonade is a good way to benefit from the medical properties of this herb. The aroma of this flower is famous because it calms the senses and brings a feeling of relaxation. Some use the oil of lavender, other use the flower. The choice is yours, whichever you find more suitable to health.
Lavender oil is one of the most powerful and gentlest among essential oils and it is best known for its healing properties which make it a favorite in the household. For 1 lb of oil to be produces it takes about 170 of plant material.
Lavender oil benefits
Having a complex structure, build of over 150 constituents, lavender oil has proven to be effective in treating many conditions. This essential oil has many properties, among those are:
- Anti- inflammatory
- Anti- fungal
- Sedative properties
A study which involved medical student taking stressful test has shown that lavender oil lower the pules rates and reduces anxiety. Another interesting fact about lavender is that its aroma was proven to be even more relaxing than a massage or just taking a peaceful rest. It can also be found in hospitals used to decrease pre- surgical stress.
In medical practice, lavender essential oil is commonly used to ease labor pains, improve insomnia or reduce depression. People often use it to cure hangovers, sinus congestion or headaches.
Small and medium- sized clinical trials have demonstrated the calming effect of lavender to the senses. The success is thought to be owned to the combination of psychological effects of the sweet smell and the violet oils of lavender.
The smell of lavender showed effect in reducing anxiety, measured by the Hamilton scale, 51 and also had a positive outcome in increasing mood scores.
Clinical trials on lavender aromatherapy
Here we present you conclusions from various clinical trials.
The results from this trial were measured by the Hamilton rating scale for anxiety (HAMA) and the Hamilton rating scale for depression (HAMD). This particular research was carried out by Lewith and his colleges. They looked into the effect of lavender aromatherapy on depressed and anxious female patients who were subdued to chronicle- dialysis. Results showed a significant drop in those with anxiety which build hope for reducing anxiety among hemodialysis patients too.
Patients in intensive care units were the subjects to Dunn’s trial. The first session of aromatherapy with 1 percent lavender witnessed success and anxiolytic effects were noticed. Furthermore the second and third session did not show progress.
Alaoi-Ismaili and his colleges conducted a trail that noted some changes in the autonomic nervous system owing to the aroma of lavender. Patients also confirmed that the smell of lavender was very enjoyable.
Diego and his colleges did some research and established evidence that a three-minute lavender olfaction decreases anxiety scores, brings a feeling of relaxation, increased scores of alpha-power on EEG, improved mood and increased speed of mathematical skills.
Tysoe clinical study was focused on a hospital staff. He and his colleges wanted to if lavender oil in a burner will affect the mood and levels of stress of the staff involved. Eighty five percent of participants felt that lavender aroma improved the environment, therefore lavender in burner was introduced to their workplace.
Lavender aromatherapy combined with massages might also reduce pain and reduce the need for analgesics in both children and adults but this is yet to be proven and a stricter clinical research to be engaged.