A+ A A-

Study: Lavender Oil Improves Migraine Symptoms by 74%

lavender-oil

Elizabeth Renter

The scent of lavender is a favorite in the beauty industry—used in bath and body products and marketed as a soothing smell with a spa-like quality. But this isn’t some marketing gimmick; lavender scent truly does relax and soothe the body. Lavender essential oil has a variety of beneficial effects in addition to its relaxing qualities. One of these, recently affirmed by Iranian researchers, is in the treatment of migraines.

Migraines are intense headaches that aren’t usually relieved with traditional methods. They are usually accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to lights and sounds, vomiting, and vision anomalies. They are more common in women than men, and affect around 37 million Americans.

Researchers with Mashhad University of Medical Science Department of Neurology divided 47 participants into two groups. One group received lavender essential oil which they were instructed to inhale for about 15 minutes. The control group received paraffin to inhale for the same amount of time. Then, participants recorded their headache symptoms and severity in 30 minute intervals for a two hour period.

In the lavender group, there was a 74% improvement in the severity of symptoms. Also, there were fewer migraines over the course of the study when compared with the control group.

These results are particularly remarkable when you compare the lavender oil effectiveness rate with the rates of effectiveness for other conventional migraine treatments. The study concluded:

“The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches.”

As reported by Paul Fassa for Natural News, high doses of Tylenol (acetaminophen) only helps migraine sufferers about 50% of the time. Ibuprofen is slightly more effective, with improvement in 57% of cases, while the number one prescribed migraine medication, Imitrex, is effective 59% of the time. Lavender oil seems to rival the effectiveness rate of all of these options and without the side effects.

In addition to migraine treatment, lavender oil is antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. It’s great to use topically on bug bites and rashes and can be inhaled for anxiety or insomnia.


natural_society

Source Here

 

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Please support us with a small gift of $11.11 or $22.22 or $33.33. 
Thank you! 
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."

© 2008-2021 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

  Please buy us a coffee!
 
 
Pin It

Featured Writers

Disclaimer

All post and information provided within this blog is for educational and informational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this website.  Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any dietary or lifestyle changes or taking supplements that may interfere with medications. Any products or information discussed are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any illness, disease or lifestyle. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and wellbeing or on any opinions expressed within this website.

Free Reading Here!!

crystal-wind-oracle-mobile-app
 
Cut Through The Illusions!
Available On The
Apple  / Android / Amazon
NEW Expanded Version - 53 cards!

Articles: Aromatherapy

Who is Online Now

We have 1405 guests and no members online

Featured This Month

Page:

Amethyst: A Stone for the Age of Aquarius

Amethyst: A Stone for the Age of Aquarius

Amethyst has long been thought of as a "stone of spirituality and contentmen... Read more

Amethyst

Amethyst

The Stone of Mastering Change Amethyst is primarily a stone of the mind; i... Read more

Annual Blessing Of the Sacred Hearth at Imbo…

Annual Blessing Of the Sacred Hearth at Imbolc

Blessed Brigid Blessed Brigid, Flame of Delight ,  May the fires of yo... Read more

Fox Medicine

Fox Medicine

Fox is a master at the art of camouflage. Like all members of the ... Read more

The Rowan Tree - January 21 - February 17

The Rowan Tree - January 21 - February 17

The Fire Festival Of Brigantia Celtic Symbol : The Green Dragon Zodiac Deg... Read more

Rest & Cleansing Moon

Rest & Cleansing Moon

Otter – Quaking Aspen – Silver January 20 to February 18 The Rest and Clea... Read more

Stones, Crystals, and Metals Correspondences

Stones, Crystals, and Metals Correspondences

Stones, crystals, and metals correspondences for magick spells and rituals. ... Read more

Imbolc and the Promise of Spring

Imbolc and the Promise of Spring

Winter’s medicine is about rest, recovery, and withdrawing inside ourselve... Read more

Imbolc Lore

Imbolc Lore

Imbolc (pronounced "IM-bulk", "IM mol'g" or "EM-bowl/k") is one of the Great... Read more

Imbolc - The Feast of Brighid

Imbolc - The Feast of Brighid

Image source: The Crystal Wind Oracle Myth & Magic Card Deck.Get it here... Read more

Aquarius

Aquarius

AQUARIUS Jan 20 - Feb 18 Spirit: To spread philosophical thought Ego: Aes... Read more

Birth Totem - Otter

Birth Totem - Otter

Birth Totem Otter Birth dates: January 20 - February 18 Birth Totem: Otter... Read more

Imbolc Customs

Imbolc Customs

Imbolc, (pronounced im-bolk) or Candlemass, Imbolg, Bride's Day, Oimelc, and... Read more

2021 - Year of the Ox

2021 - Year of the Ox

2021 is the Year of the Metal Ox. Starting on Feb. 12 and lasting to 2022 Luna... Read more

The Crystal Wind Oracle

The Crystal Wind Oracle

The Crystal Wind Oracle Mobile APP Check Out The USER REVIEWS! Click Here! ... Read more

Imbolc

Imbolc

Imbolc Ritual Celebrated February 2 Imbolc is also known as Candlemas, Imbo... Read more

Sun in Aquarius

Sun in Aquarius

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Aquarius The ruler of Aquarius ... Read more

Aquarius Mythology

Aquarius Mythology

The Aquarius Myth The Aquarius myth follows the story of Ganymede, a young ... Read more

© 2008-2020 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
X

Right Click

No right click