Most everyone is familiar with the smell of lavender. It’s one of the most popular fragrances on the market and can be found in everything from candles to essential oils to tea. But why?
The answer may surprise you. What most people don’t know is that aside from smelling yummy, lavender also has many medicinal uses and acts as an effective analgesic agent.
It has provided excellent effects in the case of painful and chronic headaches and is especially useful in the case of stress and tension headaches. Its calming scent relaxes the senses.
Lavender is considered to be a great treat for tension headaches and stress. Headaches are often caused by stress, dehydration, and tension, and the lavender essential oil effectively treats these issues.
Lavender has a complex structure and many health benefits, as it has potent antidepressant, sedative, antibacterial, hypotensive, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and detoxifying properties.
Studies have shown that it relieves anxiety, and its essential oil has strong medicinal effects, like reducing pulse rates and alleviating anxiety in stressful situations. This oil also treats sinus issues, hangovers, and depression.
The following natural remedy combines the effects of lavender and lemonade and is effective in the treatment of chronic headaches.
Lemonade with Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop of lavender essential oil
The juice of 6 lemons
1 cup of raw honey
12 cups of water
Mix all the ingredients above in a saucepan. Cool the mixture and add water and honey as desired to suit your tastes. Cover the mixture and let sit for one hour.
This lavender lemonade will help cure painful and persistent headaches and restore the balance in the body.
As an ancillary benefit, you can diffuse 10-12 drops of lavender essential oil in the air in your office or home, to reduce stress.
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