Lavender

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Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Overview

Lavender is a well-known plant for its scent and its name derives from the Latin root “lavare,” which literally means “to wash.”The earliest recorded use of lavender dates back to ancient Egypt. There, lavender oil played a role in the mummification process.


Mechanism

Lavender reduces the brainwaves (EEG-potentials) en supports the production of melatonin. This calms nervous system and is especially effective in cases of stress, restlessness and irritation.


Benefits

  • Supports relaxation
  • Supports a good nights rest

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References

  • Barić H, Đorđević V, Cerovečki I, Trkulja V. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Adv Ther. 2018;35(3):261-288. doi:10.1007/s12325-018-0680-6
  • Donelli D, Antonelli M, Bellinazzi C, Gensini GF, Firenzuoli F. Effects of lavender on anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 2019;65:153099. Phytomedicine. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2019.153099
  • Perry R, Terry R, Watson LK, Ernst E. Is lavender an anxiolytic drug? A systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Phytomedicine. 2012;19(8-9):825-835. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2012.02.013

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