Some of the most important health benefits of lavender include its ability to relieve stress, improve mood, promote restful sleep, reduce inflammation, lower skin irritation, prevent infections, eliminate dandruff, and soothe stomach bloating.
Lavender is a known essential oil to reduce anxiety and stress. Lavender oil is known for its beneficial effects on the nervous system. The antioxidant components of lavender can impact the endocrine system of the body to lower the levels of stress hormones in the body.
The anti-inflammatory components of lavender can help to reduce inflammation throughout the body and easy hurting muscles. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of lavender are quite potent, and this is one of the most trusted applications of lavender flowers.
The polyphenols found in lavender have a wide range of effects on the body, including anti-aging impacts, but it can also help prevent the development of harmful bacteria in the gut. Essentially, this will prevent the accumulation of gas in the gut from the emissions of those bacteria. This will ease stomach discomfort, reduce bloating, and eliminate cramping.
It’s calming scent makes it soothing to the respiratory system and it is often suggested to be diffused to calm coughs and colds.
Lavender aromatherapy also has as a potential therapeutic modality to alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms.
Common therapeutic uses for lavender are - Burns, Inflammation, Cuts, Wounds, Nervous Tension, Infections, Bacterial conditions, Sores, Arthritis, Muscular Pain & Spasms.
Dosage: horse 500kg 5 - 20 g/day, dogs 0,5 - 2 teespoons /day max 3 times a day.
1 dl = about 12 g.
Lavender aroma found to calm horses - research