Lavender is a herb with a long history of medicinal use. Some of the latest research is suggesting that lavender may have a significant place in the treatment of both anxiety and depression. Like most natural medicines, more research is needed.
The first study to explore lavender’s use in depression was published in 2003. They compared lavender tincture to imipramine, an older medication used for depression. There were three treatment groups: lavender alone, imipramine alone and lavender with imipramine combined. While less effective than imipramine, lavender still provided meaningful reductions in depressive symptoms. However, combination treatment of lavender tincture with imipramine gave the best results. On average, patients treated with both lavender and imipramine no longer qualified for a diagnosis of depression (Akhondzadeh 2003).
This plant affects most of the body’s organs and cells. Lavender extract has an extensive effect on the central and peripheral nervous system, such as sedative, anticonvulsant, antiepileptic, anti-anxiety, anti-depression and nerve protection effects. It also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and reduces tolerance and addiction to morphine.
The quantity and quality of essential oil is directly related to light. by growing lavender in areas that do not have enough light; The amount of essential oil of flowers is reduced, and more importantly, it results in the reduction of ester compounds such as linalyl acetate present in the plant. The best quality lavender plant is used for extract and essential oil in DNA Herb company.