The luxuries of lavender

There’s a reason we include lavender in our Detox Tea Evening. Besides it’s delicious scent, lavender has a number of health benefits, too.

Reduces anxiety and stress

Lavender is an antioxidant. It has an impact on the endocrine system of the body, allowing it to reduce levels of stress in the body. The most effective way to use lavender to improve stress and anxiety is through brewing lavender tea. You can also use lavender oil to reduce stress and anxiety. Rub the oil onto your temples – it’s best to do this when you have time to relax for 5 minutes!

Aids sleep

You wouldn’t be the first person to think that lavender aiding sleep is just psychological. But there have actually been studies to prove it. One by the University of Southampton found that lavender can increase your sleep quality by 20% (1). It’s success at improving insomnia is linked with reducing stress and aiding relaxation.

Anti-inflammatory

Lavender is very soothing, which means in oil form it can be good for burns (including sunburn). When it is had as a tea, lavender has anti-inflammatory properties that can help your insides, too. It can be useful for settling a sore stomach, or even abdominal swelling!

Anti-septic

Lavender is anti-bacterial and anti-viral. This means it is a good companion to a cold and can help fight infections when used as oil.

Hair strengthening

Studies have revealed that lavender oil is great for your hair. In fact, it is an effective treatment for alopecia! (2) Massage a few drops of oil into your scalp before bed – make sure you cover any thinning areas.

Heart health

Because the scent of lavender is relaxing, lavender tea has a good impact on your heart health. It can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, especially useful at the end of the day when you’re looking to relax!

Hey Hey! I’m Katie ~ the Content Editor here at Zaggora. I work with our incredible team to research health and fitness trends and working with our amazing experts and contributors. I have a passion for creative writing, going to the gym and doing home-based workouts. I also love hunting down the latest coffee houses!

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