Medieval Europeans considered lavender an herb of love. Many claimed that it had aphrodisiac properties; others touted its ability to keep the wearer chaste.

Lavender has both astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, helping to clear up breakouts, while soothing the skin.

Lavender oil can be used in an aroma lamp in the bedroom will assure a good night’s sleep.

Early twentieth century medications for colic, coughs, headaches, hoarseness, nervous palpitation, sore joints and toothaches contained lavender oil.

It may be beneficial for treating wounds, eczemas, boils, dermatitis and fever blisters as well as herpes, open leg ulcers, rheumatic pain, muscular pain, lumbago and neuritis.

Lavender oil also may be helpful in treating headaches, especially sinus headaches. Lavender oil applied to the site of a sting will also give relief. Applying one drop of oil and later another drop every five minutes until seeing the oil is being absorbed.

Lavender oil aromatherapy has been found to reduce mental stress and increase arousal rate to elicit a subjective sense of ‘happiness’, and to produce increased relaxation, less depressed mood and faster and more accurate mathematical computations.
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