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Medical News Today: What are the health benefits and risk of lavender?

Published May 14th, 2020 by Indigoadmin

From medicalnewstoday.com on March 4, 2019:

Fast facts on lavender

~ Lavender is grown in northern Africa and the Mediterranean mountains, often for extraction of its essential oils.

~ The medicinal benefits of using lavender to treat anxiety, fungal infections, hair loss, and wounds have been demonstrated.

~ Evidence does not yet support the use of lavender to treat depression, high blood pressure, nausea, menstrual pain, or eczema, among

   other conditions.

~ Lavender is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and should not be taken in place of approved and prescribed

   medicines.

“Our findings suggest that lavender could certainly be used as an effective ‘on-the-spot’ anxiety reduction in dentists’ waiting rooms.”

       - Dr. M. Kritsidima, study author

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