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Benefits of Lavender Oil And Its Side Effects

Lavender essential oil is used for a variety of health benefits by people all over the world. It can help induce sleep if you add a few drops on it onto your pillow. It helps people with stress, anxiety, and even depression. It is known for aiding digestion by stimulating the secretion of bile and gastric juices. It improves your circulatory system and is a diuretic as well. It is very good for your skin and helps with acne, eczema, and other health conditions. It is antibacterial and can help with a number of diseases and infections, and even speed up your healing. Moreover, lavender essential oil is also very good for your hair.

Benefits of Lavender Oil And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Lavender Oil
Nutritional Value of Lavender Oil
Health Benefits of Lavender Oil
It induces sleep
It helps with stress and anxiety
it can help with acne
It relieves pain
It is a diuretic
It’s good for respiration
Its good for your hair
It improves circulation
It helps with digestion
Other benefits
Uses of Lavender Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Lavender Oil
Cultivation of Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil comes from lavender flowers through the process of steam distillation. These flowers are tiny and come in a range of purple shades, from light lilac to deep purple. The oil is extremely popular and is used in aromatherapy due to its many health benefits. It is also used to make perfumes due to its lovely smell.

Nutritional Value of Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is extremely rich in phytochemicals, which are very good for your system. They do not have any fat in them. They also don’t have any cholesterol and sodium, making it safe for use for heart patients as well. In 100 grams of lavender oil, you will find 11 g of carbohydrates, which includes both, dietary fiber and sugar. Lavender essential oil is also rich in antioxidants, as well as various vitamins and minerals that are good for your body.

Health Benefits of Lavender Oil

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Lavender Oil
Health Benefits of Lavender Oil

It induces sleep

If you are suffering from insomnia or just generally find it difficult to doze off or maintain your sleep, lavender essential oil can be an extremely viable remedy for you. This oil is very effective when it comes to inducing sleep and can be used instead of using sleeping pills as they are not addictive. Just adding a few drops of this oil on your pillow can help you fall into a deep and natural sleep easily.

It helps with stress and anxiety

The lifestyles that we lead today are high on stress and anxiety. Multiple sources of pressure including work and family life can constantly play on your mind, making stress a habitual and daily companion. This is not healthy as it can lead to a ton of mental and physical problems. Lavender essential oil is a very good remedy for stress. It works as a good tonic for your nerves and can also stimulate mental activity. It helps with a variety of stress related problems such as migraines, sleeplessness, depression, fluctuating emotions, and nervousness. It can help regulate your autonomic nervous system and is therefore able to regulate your heart beat, keeping you calm. Not only does lavender essential oil help you decrease your stress, but it also helps with increasing your overall cognitive function.

it can help with acne

Acne can be an extremely annoying condition to deal with, especially as an adult. Lavender essential oil has been recognized by dermatologists to be a good remedy for acne. Acne is basically caused by the buildup of sebum on your face, which stimulates bacteria and ultimately causes the infections that lead to red, raised sores on your face. Lavender essential oil can help prevent these infections from occurring, thereby preventing acne. It even provides relief from itching and can help with the healing process.

It relieves pain

Another commonly used benefit of lavender essential oil is that it can help with relieving pain. It can be used to help with the pain of sore, tensed muscles, rheumatoid, arthritis, sprains, lumbago, and even back pain. Massaging your body with this oil or applying it topically onto the areas that hurt can really help with pain management. Moreover, studies have shown that lavender essential oil can be extremely beneficial for patients who have just undergone surgery. By adding lavender vapor to the oxygen and reviving patients, you can help reduce the pain that they are in. This is effective for major and invasive surgeries as well as minor surgeries. Many hospitals have starting using lavender vapor to revive their patients and reduce pain.

It is a diuretic

Lavender essential oil is a good diuretic. This means that it stimulates frequent and high amounts of urination. Urination is one of the most important body functions as it helps reduce the number of unwanted toxins, ureic acid, water, fat, and salts in the body by flushing them out. It can also help flush out excess calcium. This ensures that your body is purified at all times, making all your organs function at an optimum level. Moreover, frequent urination also helps prevent kidney stones. This is because the stones are caused by excess calcium and urination helps remove high amounts of calcium from the kidneys.

It’s good for respiration

Lavender essential oil can help with a host of respiratory problems. This includes cough, cold, flu, sinusitis, asthma, laryngitis, whooping cough, tonsillitis, and even bronchitis. In order to get relief from these symptoms, people use it as a vapor on their chest or back. It can even be added to inhalers. Lavender essential oil can help you get rid of the congestion in your chest and nose. It even speeds up your recovery time and helps with eliminating phlegm and other unwanted toxins. Moreover, the oil also has anti-bacterial properties, which can also make you feel better.

Its good for your hair

Many people use oils on their hair to provide nourishment and help it grow faster. All oils have their own list of benefits that can help. Lavender essential oil is good for treating lice, nits, and can even get rid of lice eggs. Furthermore, the oil can help with preventing hair loss. This is helpful for people who have autoimmune problems as their body rejects their hair follicles naturally, leading to the loss of hair. It can even help with male pattern baldness. The essential oil can be rubbed onto your scalp.

It improves circulation

Lavender essential oil can help improve the way blood circulates in your body. It can help reduce the blood pressure and is good for coronary tension. When the circulation of blood in your body is improved, it helps your organs by providing them with more oxygenated blood at a faster rate. This helps them carry out their functions at a much better pace with higher effectiveness, making your body healthier and filled with more energy as a result. It even boosts your cognitive function. Furthermore, it can help with preventing heart attacks and arthrosclerosis, which is something that occurs due to poor circulation of blood

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It helps with digestion

Lavender essential oil also helps with digestion. This is because it increases the overall mobility of the good in the digestive tract. The oil also helps by increasing the amount of gastric juices and bile that is produced. This helps in treating a host of problems related to the digestive system, such as indigestion, colic, flatulence, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Therefore, this essential oil is extremely beneficial for those who are suffering from problems that are related to the digestive system.

Other benefits

Lavender essential oil also has a ton of other benefits. It has carcinogenic properties and can help with reducing the risk of cancer. It can boost your body’s immunity and protect you from a host of diseases and infections such as typhoid, tuberculosis, and even diphtheria. It can be used as a treatment for a variety of skin problems like eczema, acne, dermatitis, wrinkles, psoriasis, and many inflammatory problems. It can also speed up the healing process of wounds, burns, cuts, and sunburns. It is commonly used on such wounds as it reduces the occurrence of scar tissue. Lavender essential oil can treat leucorrhea. It can also be used on bug bites, and to repel mosquitoes, insects, and moths.

Uses of Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy. It blends well with a number of other essential oils such as the oils of geranium, orange, lemon, lime, clary sage, cedar wood, pine, and nutmeg. It is used in a variety of skin ointments, soaps, gels, and moisturizers to treat various skin conditions and is also used in some herbal shampoos as it is good for the hair. It is commonly used in inhalers as well to fight colds and other respiratory problems. Since this essential oil has a very pleasing smell, it is also commonly used in perfumes, deodorants, and body mists.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Lavender Oil

One must be cautious before using any new oil or substance on one’s body. As a general rule, pregnant women are advised to stay away from lavender essential oil and so are women who are breastfeeding. This essential oil may also cause allergic reactions in people who are prone to a ton of allergies. You should ideally perform a patch test before using this oil. Lavender essential oil is not good for people with diabetes and they should therefore avoid it. Unlike most other essential oils, lavender essential should not be ingested as it can cause numerous health problems. Some of these are blurred vision, burning eyes, difficulty in breathing, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and even diarrhea. You should always speak with your doctor before using anything new in your diet or lifestyle to ensure that you don’t end up unintentionally harming yourself.

Cultivation of Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oil is native to Northern Africa and even the mountain ranges in the Mediterranean. Many people grow this plant in their backyards since it is relatively undemanding and low-maintenance. All it needs is well drained soil and at least 6 hours of sunlight in a day and these conditions are not very hard to meet for most people. It is grown all over Europe, Australia and the United States today. This plant is extremely resilient and can also handle drought conditions. Although you have to take care of the first plant vigorously, the ones that follow demand lesser attention and care.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am a 16 year old male and since a very long time (approximately 3 years) have been experiencing Hyperhidrosis in both my palms. Also the lines on my palms have darkened, plus I have a lot of lines on my palms. There are dark spots at some places too. My doctor advised me to apply Aldry Lotion before going to sleep for 30 days. Kindly help.

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), M.sc in yoga and naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Aldry lotion can be used under doctor's prescription. Avoid excess exercise Avoid wearing black dress Avoid excess alcohol Drink 2-3 liters of water daily Use rose water/ lavender oil in bathing water Bath in cold water Soak 10 raisins in water and keep it over night. Take this on your empty stomach Regular purgation therapy is needed take 1 tsp of amla powder with ghee/ honey after taking the raisins Practice pranayama daily.
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I'm 30 year old male. I sweat very excessively particularly my armpit area. My clothes get complete wet as if someone has dipped in into water. Kindly suggest.

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this - 1) Do [T3, T4 & TSH and USG thyroid gland]to rule out Hyper thyroidism 2) If normal then visit your [psychologist]to rule out GAD, and If confirmed then discuss about [escitalopram] Do follow few lifestyle modifications like this - 1) Take care of your body by eating a well-balanced diet and take one multivitamin caps like [Rejuvit Plus] 2) Try to limit alcohol, caffeine, and sugar consumption. 3) Take time out for yourself every day 4) Trim a hectic schedule to its most essential items, and do your best to avoid activities you don't find relaxing. 5) Mix four drops of lavender oil in one teaspoon of almond oil, olive oil or any base oil. Use it as a massage oil on your neck, back and shoulders. Repeat daily or a few times a week until you see any improvements. Hope that helps.

My brother has underwent open heart surgery during may 2017, after 3 months of the surgery he developed skin allergies through out the body resulting severe itching and fluid flow. He has taken treatment wherein steroid injections were given. The problem was temporarily cured. Now in December 2017 he is facing the same problem. I request you kindly advice for necessary treatment. It is advice as ezima.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Hello dear lybrate-user, Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query for your brother thoroughly.* The skin allergy might be from side effect of some drug or other issue, not related to heart surgery.* Needs expert evaluation by skin specialist with physical examination and further management guidelines.* Till then I can suggest him to take tub bath in lukewarm water added lavender oil and epsom salt for primary relief. Hope this clears your query. Wishing him fine recovery. Welcome for any further assistance. Regards take care.
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Sir I am using olive oil and lavender oil for massaging the penis. I heard massaging the penis can damage vessels of penis and can create problem. Please suggest.

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Massaging won’t grow your penis size Take good nutrition Have multivitamins and all the necessary fats carbs and protein.

Hello doctors, I am 31 year old male having severe depression and anxiety. currently I am on medication and my question is still my concentration power is less and no clarity about thoughts and can I use lavender essential oil for anxiety and depression?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Lavender oil are supplements and do not cure the basic depression. You can use them if you want, but do not stop the primary medications given by the psychiatrist. All the best.
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Hair Fall - 9 Quick Tips That Can Help You Handle It!

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Hair Fall - 9 Quick Tips That Can Help You Handle It!

Hair-fall is a normal process, if we consider the hair-growth cycle that lasts for two to six weeks. The usual rate of growth is about one centimeter a month. After two to three months, hair which were in their ‘resting phase’ shed to allow new hair to grow back. Deviation from this normal cycle leads to abnormal hair-fall which can then become a matter of concern.

Tips to handle abnormal hair loss

  1. Testing hair thinning: Take 20 to 30 hair strands and hold them between your thumb and index finger. Pull firmly and slowly. If more than six hair strands happen to come out at a time, then you might be suffering from abnormal hair loss.
  2. Limited use of hair dryers: Consistent heating weakens the hair proteins and leads to brittleness and fragility of hair follicles. Hence, limit the uses of hair dryers, curlers, hair straightness or hot brushes.
  3. Avoid Perms: Avoid chemical straightening or curling which breaks the inner bonding of your hair and makes the hair brittle.
  4. Avoid bleachingBleaching removes the natural pigment and weakens the hair follicles.
  5. Avoid pulling the hair strands tightly: Certain hairstyling involves tightly pulling the hair and using clips or elastics, tight braids, plaits, cornrows, tight ponytail. Avoid using heated rollers. ‘Traction alopecia’ is the term coined for tightly pulling of your hair.
  6. Use a mild shampoo: Regularly washing your hair cleanses your hair as well as your scalp which prevents any chance of infection and the subsequent hair loss. Instead of shampooing daily, do it on alternate days. Mild shampoo includes sultaines, sulfosuccinates, silicones, and amphoacetate.
  7. Right Choice of Shampoo: Use different shampoos for different purposes; dandruff, greasy or normal hair and for dry hair. If the shampoo is rich in protein, it may boost the volume and make it thicker and smoother for a temporary period, but does not repair the damaged hair
  8. Use a good hairbrush: Use a soft brush, made of natural fibers. Instead of a brush, use a comb for wet hair.
  9. Scalp Massage: Massage your hair with nourishing oils such as rosemary, coconut, almond or lavender oil. It warms your skin and boosts blood circulation and provides nutrients to the follicles.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!





 

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Gynaecologist, Noida
7 Ways To Treat Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)!

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is a common phenomenon that happens to over 75% of menstruating women. It refers to a set of symptoms that a woman experiences 7 to 10 days within the onset of her monthly period. The symptoms often cause great discomfort to the woman, but disappear soon after the period gets over.

The symptoms include muscle cramps, headache, body ache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, mood swings and a lot more. This is not a pathogen related disease. It is caused due to hormonal imbalance before the start of menses in women. The level of female hormones i.e. estrogen and progesterone fluctuate inside a woman’s body prior to the menses. They are believed to have an impact on certain chemicals released by the brain. Therefore, women experience these symptoms during this time of their monthly cycle.

You don’t need to depend on strict medication to get rid of these symptoms. They can vanish if you make some changes in your lifestyle. Here are some natural ways to get rid of these symptoms:

  1. Check your diet: In order to enjoy a healthy period, you need to avoid certain food items. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats can increase these symptoms. Cut down on the sugar content of your meal as high sugar level can give birth to some of these symptoms like mood swings, headache, nausea, etc. It is also important to check the water content in your body. It is advisable to avoid salt as too much water retention can be bad. Too much consumption of caffeine can cause depression and anxiety.
  2. Go for a holistic and balanced diet: Women must include sufficient amounts of minerals and vitamins in their diet to avoid PMS. Try eating foods that are rich in magnesium such as bananas and leafy green vegetables. Also consume Vitamin A rich foods, mainly yellow and orange vegetables.
  3. Take up some light exercises: Light aerobic exercises may help you in getting some relief from bloated stomach and pain. But, don’t exert yourself in doing stressful exercises.
  4. Try some heat: Applying a heat pad can provide relief from muscle cramps and abdominal pain. Heat dilates the blood vessels and improves flow of blood through them. This provides relief from any sort of pain.
  5. Drink right: It is true that too much retention of water in the body can worsen PMS. But it is advisable that you drink sufficient amount of water during the periods or before it starts. As experts say, water itself can hinder water retention in your body. Besides water, go for herbal drinks like a cup of hot ginger tea. Some herbal drinks can work wonders in preventing PMS.
  6. Sleep well: Adequate night sleep is a must for menstruating women.
  7. Oil message: Use lavender oil and cypress oil to avoid muscle cramps and tension.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Male Breast Reduction For Gynecomastia: What You Need To Know!!

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Male Breast Reduction For Gynecomastia: What You Need To Know!!

Do you know that enlarged breasts, which are observed in many men are caused because of a health condition? This is known as gynecomastia and involves enlargement of the breast tissues in men. The condition is commonly called man boobs. It is usually not something serious and is not always permanent.

Causes
During the puberty stage, gynecomastia is quite common and normal. It occurs because of natural changes in oestrogen and testosterone, the sex hormones. The condition is also likely in men of old and middle age because of ageing and hormonal shift. Certain medicines such as antibiotics, heart medicines, AIDS medicines, drugs for heartburn and anti-anxiety medicines may also be responsible for this condition. Drinking alcohol in excess and taking marijuana, and other recreational drugs also increase the chances of gynecomastia. Breast size may also get enhanced by the use of herbal products containing lavender oil and tea tree oil.

Symptoms
Men affected by gynecomastia are featured by having a rubbery mass underneath their nipple region. It is less in amount and is usually tender. Fluid discharge is also an indication in some cases.

Diagnosis
For the diagnosis of gynecomastia, you should visit a plastic surgeon, who deals with cases of hormone imbalances. Blood or hormone tests may be required if your physical examination shows that your breasts are larger than usual, the lymph nodes are swollen, or when the lump is sore.

Treatment
Commonly, gynecomastia can not be cured with medicines. Surgery is compulsory. In the case of teenagers, the breasts become of normal shape within two to three years. Surgery is the only option for restoring your chest shape and improving your self-image. In the surgery for treating gynecomastia, a small cut is made on your breasts and extra breast tissues are removed. This makes your breasts smaller and flatter. The nipple may also need to be repositioned. Liposuction is another procedure which is carried out for this purpose, in which extra fat is sucked out from under your skin. Among the different modes of treatment for gynecomastia, surgery is meant for long term results. However, you need to undertake a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain your new chest shape. Gaining weight and taking drugs may cause gynecomastia to reoccur.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - 7 Natural Tips That Can Help Manage Pain!

Advanced Infertility, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - 7 Natural Tips That Can Help Manage Pain!

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is a common phenomenon that happens to over 75% of menstruating women. It refers to a set of symptoms that a woman experiences 7 to 10 days within the onset of her monthly period. The symptoms often cause great discomfort to the woman, but disappear soon after the period gets over.

The symptoms include muscle cramps, headache, body ache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, mood swings and a lot more. This is not a pathogen related disease. It is caused due to hormonal imbalance before the start of menses in women. The level of female hormones i.e. estrogen and progesterone fluctuate inside a woman’s body prior to the menses. They are believed to have an impact on certain chemicals released by the brain. Therefore, women experience these symptoms during this time of their monthly cycle.

You don’t need to depend on strict medication to get rid of these symptoms. They can vanish if you make some changes in your lifestyle.

Here are some natural ways to get rid of these symptoms:

  1. Check your diet: In order to enjoy a healthy period, you need to avoid certain food items. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats can increase these symptoms. Cut down on the sugar content of your meal as high sugar level can give birth to some of these symptoms like mood swings, headache, nausea, etc. It is also important to check the water content in your body. It is advisable to avoid salt as too much water retention can be bad. Too much consumption of caffeine can cause depression and anxiety.
  2. Go for a holistic and balanced diet: Women must include sufficient amounts of minerals and vitamins in their diet to avoid PMS. Try eating foods that are rich in magnesium such as bananas and leafy green vegetables. Also consume Vitamin A rich foods, mainly yellow and orange vegetables.
  3. Take up some light exercises: Light aerobic exercises may help you in getting some relief from bloated stomach and pain. But, don’t exert yourself in doing stressful exercises.
  4. Try some heat: Applying a heat pad can provide relief from muscle cramps and abdominal pain. Heat dilates the blood vessels and improves flow of blood through them. This provides relief from any sort of pain.
  5. Drink right: It is true that too much retention of water in the body can worsen PMS. But it is advisable that you drink sufficient amount of water during the periods or before it starts. As experts say, water itself can hinder water retention in your body. Besides water, go for herbal drinks like a cup of hot ginger tea. Some herbal drinks can work wonders in preventing PMS.
  6. Sleep well: Adequate night sleep is a must for menstruating women.
  7. Oil message: Use lavender oil and cypress oil to avoid muscle cramps and tension.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Home Remedies For Itching

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Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Home Remedies For Itching

Home remedies for itching

1. Baking soda

  • Baking soda can cleanse the skin. It can be used in different ways to get rid of general and localized itch.
  • Add one cup of baking soda to the warm bathing water.
  • Soak your body in this water for at least 30 minutes
  • Pat dry the skin
  • For localized itching, make a paste of the three parts of baking soda with one part of water and apply to the affected area.

2. Lemon juice

  • Lemon juice acts as a cleanser and also has antiseptic properties. This can reduce the itching and prevent any infections of the skin.
  • Extract the juice from lemon.
  • Apply it directly on the affected area.
  • If you have scratched the skin this will cause a burning sensation, but it will heal the scratches and scars faster.

3. Essential oils

  • The itching of the skin caused by the dryness of the skin and some fungal infections can be easily removed using essential oils. Some of the essential oils such as lavender oil, rosemary oil, basil oil, clove oil, chamomile oil have anti- inflammatory and soothing properties which will alleviate the irritations.
  • Add essential oils to the bathing water.
  • Instead you can directly apply it on to the skin and wash it off after 30 minutes.

4. Olive, sesame or almond oil

  • These oils reduce the dryness of the skin and relieve you from the itch caused by dry and flaky skin. This remedy will be extremely helpful in winter season.
  • Heat any of these oils and apply to the whole body or to the particular areas as required.

5. Coconut oil

  • This remedy will be extremely useful for night time itch. Coconut oil has antiseptic properties and it also moisturizes the skin.
  • Soak your body in warm water for 20 minutes.
  • Pat dry the skin and apply a thick layer of coconut oil on the dry skin areas.
  • Cover the areas with warm clothes and go to bed
  • You will be having an itch free-sleep at night and your skin will look very fresh the next day.

6. Apple cider vinegar

  • This remedy can relieve you from itching more effectively.
  • Apply vinegar using a cotton ball to the affected areas
  • Add 2-3 cups of vinegar in the bathtub and soak your body for 15-20 minutes.

7. Aloe vera

  • Aloe vera gel can moisturize the skin and hydrate it. It will protect your skin from any infections.
  • Take the gel out of the fresh leaf of aloe vera and apply to the itchy skin
  • Let it dry for some time and wash it off with lukewarm water.

8. Honey and milk

  • Honey has anti microbial property and milk has anti inflammatory property. Honey and milk moisturizes the skin as well.
  • Make a mixture of milk and honey using equal quantities.
  • Dip a washcloth in this mixture and apply to the affected areas of the skin

9. Beeswax

  • This remedy will be very effective for people suffering from itching due to psoriasis or eczema.
  • Mix honey, olive oil and melted beeswax.
  • Apply this mixture to the itchy areas of the skin when it is warm.
  • Repeat the remedy till you get relief from itching.

10. Mint

  • Mint has anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of menthol in it. Mint also has antiseptic properties
  • Boil 1 cup of mint leaves in 2cups of water
  • Allow the mixture to cool and strain it
  • Apply this mint tea to the affected areas of the skin

11. Basil

  • The eugenol present in basil has anesthetic properties which help to relieve itching.
  • Prepare a brew of the basil leaves and water
  • Allow the preparation to cool and apply to the itchy skin

12. Cold compress

  • This is an easy way to reduce itching caused by bites or stings
  • Apply ice pack or washcloth containing ice to the itchy areas

13. Witch hazel

  • This astringent cleanses the skin and reduces itching.
  • Boil the bark of witch hazel in water and apply the cold mix to the skin
  • You can also use the witch hazel in the astringent form available from drugstore.

14. Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal works as exfoliate and removes the dead skin cells.
  • Add 2 cups of oatmeal to the bath water.
  • Soak the body in this water or 15- 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water after rubbing the skin.

15. Vaseline or petroleum jelly

  • Petroleum jelly helps to prevent itching caused by the dryness of the skin. Vaseline coating helps to hold the moisture within the skin.
  • Take a bath in hot water using mild soap.
  • When the skin is damp apply the vaseline.

Are you suffering from any kind of itching sensation? what are you waiting for? stop scratching and try any of the above given home remedies to get rid of itching. Find out which method will be most suitable for you to get relief from the itch.

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Table of Content

Lavender Oil
Nutritional Value of Lavender Oil
Health Benefits of Lavender Oil
It induces sleep
It helps with stress and anxiety
it can help with acne
It relieves pain
It is a diuretic
It’s good for respiration
Its good for your hair
It improves circulation
It helps with digestion
Other benefits
Uses of Lavender Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Lavender Oil
Cultivation of Lavender Oil