Posted By Dr. Eric Pragle, DC, LMT
Lavender is considered by many to be the most versatile and best-loved of all essential oils with it's calming, soothing, healing and balancing properties. Besides it just smells amazing and even feels good on the skin. The word lavender comes from the Latin lavare- to wash and it does have acleansing effect on the body and even the mind. When sleep is difficult due to mind activity, a drop of lavender on your pillow, so you can breath it in, will often calm you down for a deep night's sleep. Lavender's calming effect is also useful during the day, when stress levels can be high or if you feel anxious or run down. The aromatherapy of lavender not only calms people but it also cleanses the air in a room.
Amazingly, lavender's balancing properties make it a stimulant as well as a sedative. To relieve exhaustion, use the oil in a similar way as aromatherapy to extract it's essential benefits. Common uses for Lavender include:
- alleviates cuts, stings, insect bites, sunburns
- Naturally repels insects to protect clothes and linens during storage.
- Fresh, Clean Fragrance which is used in soaps, perfumes, deodorants and many other bath and body products.
- anti-inflammatory acts as a pain killer for injuries
- anti-bacterial used in soap to kill germs, naturally
At Pragle Chiropractic, Dr. Pragle implements French lavender during massage therapy and other treatments to aid our natural healing abilities. Please visit www.praglechiro.com to book and appointment or learn more. Pragle Chiropractic is located at 1820 Riggins Rd #1, Tallahassee, Fl 32308 but treats clients from all over Florida and Georgia.