Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lavender essential oil helps with sleep and reduces anxiety

A randomized controlled study conducted with 60 patients found that inhaling 2% lavender essential oil increased quality of sleep and reduced level of anxiety in patients with coronary artery disease.

Karadag et al. (2015) concluded that lavender essential oil is non-invasive, easily applicable, cost-effective, independent nursing intervention and appropriate for cardiac patients, and suggested that it could be used in ICUs.

Read the abstract of the scientific paper here.