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Natural Home Remedies for Depression August 19 2014

Depression is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide each year. Antidepressants artificially increase levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, epinephrine and serotonin, which are often low. But the reason they do not work in many cases of depression is because they target only one aspect of this condition. Depression is such a multifaceted issue, so this “fix” is often only temporary. There are a host of additional factors...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for wrinkles August 08 2014

Skin wrinkling is a part of life, but many people wish to minimize the appearance of wrinkles as much as possible in order to maintain a look of youth and vitality. The dermis (the middle layer of our skin) is made up of fibers called elastin that help to maintain a youthful look and feel. A protein in the dermis called collagen also plays a part in preventing wrinkles and...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for inflammation July 14 2014

Inflammation is a part of the body’s defense system, and is an immune response that manifests in order to rid the body of harmful stimuli so that it can begin the healing process. In response to the irritation, the body increases blood to the injured area and this is done in an effort to promote healing. This redness, swelling and pain are inflammation in its acute form. It becomes chronic...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for mastitis June 18 2014

Mastitis is an infection of the breast that is most commonly found in breastfeeding women. Although it can occur at any time, it is most commonly experienced within the first month of breastfeeding and causes painful inflammation of the breast tissue that is most likely caused by bacteria. The breast will swell, which creates pressure on the milk ducts and has the potential to create blockages and can disrupt the...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for depression June 05 2014

Depression is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide each year. Symptoms of depression include sadness, irritability, lethargy, insomnia, loss of interest in every day activities, school, and a general sense of unhappiness in life.   Lavender essential oil (from the species lavandula angustifolia) can help to balance hormones, and this can have a very positive effect on the regulation of both physical and emotional symptoms of depression. Lavender...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for insomnia May 28 2014

Chances are, you have experienced a night of insomnia at some point in your life. The body’s natural circadian rhythm (also known as the internal clock) can easily become disrupted based on life’s constantly evolving nature. Insomnia is clinically defined as habitual sleeplessness and/or the inability to sleep, and can be both mild and periodic or more severe and chronic. Regardless of severity, the experience of insomnia can be utterly...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for concentration May 22 2014

Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is most often associated with having a calming effect on the brain and body. It has powerful relaxing properties that act on both emotional and physical levels, affecting both brain and muscle. For anyone who feels over stimulated or stretched too thin, lavender oil can help in creating a sense of collection and focus, allowing for better concentration on individual tasks. It impacts the nervous system...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for teeth grinding May 09 2014

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, has a host of possible “causes.” These include personal anxiety, poor bite alignment, digestive problems, irregular sleep patterns, central nervous system disorders, and even a magnesium deficiency. People who grind their teeth in their sleep may experience the urge to do it while awake, but have the ability to suppress it in waking hours. As a person transitions from a sleeping state to a waking...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for diabetic sores May 02 2014

Diabetic ulcers can occur almost anywhere on your body, but they tend to be most prominent on the legs and feet. The appearance of such ulcers could point to circulation problems, and in extreme cases when left unattended, infection may occur and amputation may be necessary.   Lavender oil (lavandula angustifolia) has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that provide relief and prevention of diabetic ulcers. A regular application of...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for pain April 24 2014

Lavender oil (lavandula angustifolia) has amazing antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that make it extremely beneficial for use on sunburns working wonders for easing pain and reducing the healing time of a mild to moderate injury. It has long been used to treat stress, induce relaxation, and has powerful properties that transpire on both emotional and physical levels. It also impacts the nervous system to combat stress and tension that result...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for stretch marks April 11 2014

Stretch marks are perhaps one of the most dreaded “side effects” of pregnancy, and while genetics are thought to play a major role in their appearance, there are also environmental causes (and preventative measures) that you can be aware of in order to give your skin its best shot at maintaining its supple glow throughout your pregnancy. Stretch marks may appear on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, breasts or upper arms;...

Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for withdrawal March 27 2014

For a person who is using any sort of substance, an abrupt stop or decrease in dose can cause very uncomfortable bodily symptoms. The intensity and length of these withdrawal symptoms can vary widely, depending on the type of drug and your biological make-up. For example, someone withdrawing from opiate pain medications will surely experience heavier symptoms than those of a person who is simply cutting their coffee intake. Common...
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