4 ways lavender can be used for healing purposes

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4 ways lavender can be used for healing purposes

There are many things you can do with lavender these days such as using dried french lavender for a fragrance around your home, lavender massage oil, using it in food with culinary lavender buds, and much more. But believe it or not, fresh lavender is actually valued quite high for the effects it has in healing. In this article we are going to discuss a few of the healing effects of lavender.

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Calm your senses

This one is not much of a surprise as many people now lavender can be used to calm your nerves, but no one generally thinks about lavender oil for sleep. Now it has actually been scientifically proven to help you sleep better. Placing a tiny bit of lavender oil under your pillow will make sure you have a great nights sleep.

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Dandruff and scalp issues

According to studies done by dermatologist Francesca Fusco, pure lavender oil can actually help scalp conditions. All you need to do is wet your hair with warm water, then dry it off with a towel. Next, grab a cup and combine 15 drop of fresh lavender oil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and microwave for 10 seconds or until it starts to feel warm. Next massage the oil into your hair and scalp, put on a shower cap and let it sit for about an hour, then hop in the shower and shampoo it out. For other ways lavender helps your hair, read our article on how lavender can improve hair health here.

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Fight digestive bacteria

If you’ve ever felt bloated and have a hard time digesting food, this can be caused by bad bacteria in your digestive system. Lavender is actually a great antioxidant and can help reduce the bad bacteria in your system. A great idea is to mix culinary lavender buds into greek yogurt, as it tastes delicious and will help your digestive system.

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Lower heart rate and blood pressure

Research has shown that the lavender scent can actually help to lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and help you relax. Place some dried french lavender, or dried royal velvet english lavender into a vase next to your bed to fill the room with the relaxing scent, and you will start to feel the impact.

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