I’m a lavender lover: I love its scent, I’m a fan of lavender oil and beauty products. But could lavender be unhealthy?
This versatile purple flower can be used in teas, capsules, cosmetics, perfumes, oils and other topical inhalation products for anxiety and inflammation. The leaves and flowers are used fresh or dried in bakery products, jams, marinades and sauces. Lavender tea is quite popular as a mood enhancer, antidepressive and detox remedy –soak the flower in water for 10 minutes to make your own infusion! When ingested, It is a powerful antioxidant.
Lavender oil is used in aromatherapy and it has proved positive to help alleviate migraines, sleep disorders and anxiety.
Lavender oil is great for skincare products to combat aging –as it is a powerful antioxidant–, it helps inflammation, rashes and psoriasis. When used in the hair, it is great to reverse hair loss.
It also has natural blood-thinning properties –so if you take any drugs with anticoagulant properties, you should check with your doctor before consuming lavender. It can also interact with medications prescribed for anxiety, depression or pain. during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is not recommended because the effects have not been checked.
The bottom line is that if you don’t take blood-thinning medicine or psychotropic and you are not pregnant, lavender is not only healthy but quite beneficial for you!
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