Lavender

Lavender, Lavandula

Lavender is a multipurpose plant. It can be used as oil, tea, in aroma therapy and others. It is known to promote well-being for its calming properties, which also help in mental health issues, anxiety, insomnia, depression, headaches, stress, etc.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Plant Based
  • Source Itself
  • Type Phytochemicals, Nootropic

Energy and Mood

Energy and mood are associated with several external and internal factors. Hormone release, brain chemical balance, nutrient metabolism, and several other elements alter the way the body and mind respond to daily activities. The compounds that benefit energy and mood are the ones that help in the balance of all these factors.
  • Insomnia

    Insomnia is related to poor sleeping habits, depression, anxiety, lack of exercise, chronic illness or certain medication. It consists of difficulty falling or staying asleep and not feeling well-rested. Some nutraceutics have been proven to ease those symptoms. But more serious cases can be treated by improving sleep habits, behaviour therapy and identifying and treating underlying causes.
  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is the body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. It can be triggered by a specific situation and not last long - which is very common and ok - or it can be a generalized disorder (which is considered a illness) that can bring harm to everyday life and also cause other conditions like depression.
  • Relaxation

    Relaxation is about the feeling of peace of mind and calmness. It may be induced by relaxing compounds (anti-stress) or a physical setting, such as light, smells, temperature, etc.
  • Age Range Children (0-12), Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Side effects Skin Rashes, Irritation
  • Warnings Contact Dermatitis, Pregnancy

Why be Careful

Some people might have skin rashes or contact dermatitis with the use o Lavender oil. One kind of Lavender may have abortifacient properties, but more research is needed to prove that.

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