Lavender Helps against Insomnia

Lavender is known as “Mediterranean Queen” and is used for many years in various combinations of remedies, cosmetics, and its scent is good for relaxation, it calms the body and mind, as well as the nervous system.

Did you know that only 5 minutes of lavender essential oil inhalation can reduce cortisol levels (cortisol is known as “the stress hormone”) for 24% This is very important because the cortisol increases the blood pressure and suppresses the immune system.  Smelling lavender decreases free radicals scavenging activity that can cause different diseases, such as cancer.

A research done by German and French doctors shows that lavender improves sleep. They recommend lavender for treating anxiety and depression. Aromatherapy with lavender may slow the activity of the nervous system. The revitalizing aroma removes anxiety and exhaustion, and therefore increases the activity of the brain.

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