Category Archives: Lavender

Lavender: More Evidence of Anxiolytic Activity

Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) has been shown to have significant anxiolytic effects. One way that lavender can be used as an anxiolytic is through aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the annihilation of the volatile essential oils of plants. Many essential oils contain phytochemicals … Continue reading

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Lavender Oil: an Anti-Stress Agent

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a herb that is traditionally used as a calmative. The plant contains a distinctive essential oil that gives the plant its characteristic smell and this oil may have properties that allow it to affect the central … Continue reading

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Lavender and Chamomile Massages for Anxiety

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and chamomile (Matricaria recutita) are herbal medicines that can be used to treat anxiety. This anxiolytic effect relates to the phytochemicals that are contained within the plant tissues. These herbs can be taken orally in the form … Continue reading

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Lavender: Anti-Stress and Anxiolytic

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Lavender and Chamomile

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Lavender Oil Reduces Anxiety

Lavender oil has a number of health effects, particularly a relaxing and calmative action. The calming effect of lavender oil has been attributed to phytochemicals within the essential oil. Lavender oil is used in aromatherapy, and in this capacity, the … Continue reading

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The Pharmacology of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is a description of a group of plants that belong to the lavendula genus of flowering plants. Lavender is used therapeutically as a mood stabiliser, and in this regard perhaps the most common specie of lavender for this use … Continue reading

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Lavender Essential Oil for Anxiety

Lavender is the common name for a group of plants belonging to the Lamiaceae (mint) family of plants. Like many mint plants, lavender is associated with an essential oil that gives a distinctive aroma. Lavender is a plant associated with … Continue reading

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Linalool: A Plant Terpene with Anxiolytic Effects

Linalool is a phytochemical belonging to the terpene group. Linalool is a component of the essential oils of a number of aromatic plants and it may have particular medicinal effects. Essential oils are concentrated volatile phytochemicals that produce a strong … Continue reading

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Lavender: Traditional Anxiety Treatment

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a shrub that grows to about 3 ft in height. The plants are native to the Mediterranean region and have traditionally been used for their fragrance in perfumery. The Romans used lavender for its scent, and … Continue reading

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