Lemonade is indeed a refreshing beverage and this thirst quencher, when combined with lavender can become a home remedy for headaches. It is a known fact that lavender has calming effects and other therapeutic properties.
This is why it has been immensely popular. It is one of the quick fixes you can try when you feel the discomfort of headache and anxiety.
Florida researchers have found that lavender oil benefits include reducing anxiety and lowering pulse rates in nursing students taking stressful tests. And in hospital settings, lavender aromatherapy has been demonstrated to decrease pre-surgery distress and to be more relaxing than massage or merely resting.
Lavender essential oil has medicinal properties as well. It has been shown to reduce depression, improve insomnia and ease labor pains. And anecdotal evidence suggests that lavender oil benefits those with headaches, hangovers, sinus congestion and pain relief.
“Much prior research on lavender has focused on the administration of lavender via an olfactory route. The anxiolytic activity of lavender olfaction has been demonstrated in several small and medium-sized clinical trials.
The efficacy of aromatherapy of lavender is thought to be due to the psychological effects of the fragrance combined with physiological effects of volatile oils in the limbic system.
These calming effects of lavender oil and single constituents may be the origin of the traditional use of lavender.
Lavender oil olfaction has been shown to decrease anxiety, as measured by the Hamilton rating scale, 51 and can increase mood scores.
Here’s how you can make this delicious and relaxing lemonade drink:
1 cup raw honey
12 cups pure water
1 drop lavender essential oil (where to find)
6 lemons, peeled and juiced
Lavender sprigs for garnish
Mix all ingredients together and chill. Add more water or raw honey if needed.
Source: Complete Health & Happiness.