Leading expert claims doctors should dish out LAVENDER OIL as first-line treatment for anxiety
Professor Peter Hans-Volz, from Germany, said millions are hooked to anti-anxiety drugs benzodiazepines. Experts have disagreed, but are trying to cut back on prescriptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: What are the benefits of aromatherapy?
Research on the effectiveness of aromatherapy -- the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants -- is limited. However, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including: Relief from anxiety and depression.Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions. Smaller studies suggest that aromatherapy with lavender oil may [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Use lavender essential oil to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines
(Natural News) People suffering from migraines could benefit a lot from lavender, a study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine suggests. The study, a multi-university effort from Iranian researchers, looked at the effects of lavender essential oil when used in migraine prophylactics. In the three-month study, the researchers enrolled migraine sufferers in a randomized controlled clinical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural pain relief: Capsicum, lavender and peppermint essential oils can help relieve fibromyalgia pain
(Natural News) Essential oils are known to effectively alleviate pain and increase the energy produced by the cells in the tissues. Given these beneficial effects, researchers believe that the oils drawn from capsicum, lavender, and peppermint could be potential therapies for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is indicated by chronic pain, constant fatigue, and sharp changes in mood. There are only a handful of treatments that can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring purpose-designed audio-visual falls prevention messages on older people's capability and motivation to prevent falls - de Jong LD, Lavender AP, Wortham C, Skelton DA, Haines TP, Hill AM.
The number of falls and fall-associated injury rates among older people continues to rise worldwide. Increased efforts to influence older people's falls prevention behaviour are needed. A two-phase exploratory community-based participatory study was conduc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Best supplements for anxiety: Lavender oil has same effect as prescription drugs in trials
BEST SUPPLEMENTS: Clinical trials of lavender oil have shown it may be as effective as common prescription drugs in treating patients with anxiety. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Proven uses of lavender essential oil
(Natural News) Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. Its medicinal use can be traced back to more than 2,500 years ago where it was widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Researchers have found scientific evidence for many of the ancient uses of lavender essential oil. Some of its proven medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with Cardiff University and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), has revealed that gardens and allotments are good for pollinators, and lavender and borage are important garden plants that pollinators use as food sources. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Anxious? Inhaling lavender oil can dramatically reduce your stress, study finds
This study provides promising information on the effect of lavender as one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Lavender essential oil protects the liver and kidneys
(Natural News) Volatile compounds give lavender its pleasant scent and healing properties. They can also protect the kidneys and liver from being harmed by oxidative stress from toxic chemicals. This led Tunisian researchers to test the essential oil of Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas) for its hepaprotective and nephroprotective activity against malathion. Malathion is a synthetic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists working to understand the defensive properties of lavender oil, hoping to develop natural pesticides
(Natural News) A team of Canadian researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UCBO) campus are examining the potential of herbs in producing natural pesticides, specifically lavender oils. According to the experts, lavender is known for its strong aroma and its oil is touted for it healing or soothing properties. The scientists have pooled data from a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The PM edit: Nargis Khan in her own words
Management in Practice is speaking to a series of PMs on the front-line about what being a practice manager means to them. Reporter Valeria Fiore talks toNargis Khan, practice manager Lavender Hill Group Practice in Battersea, London about the challenges practice management poses and the future of the profession. Q. How has being a practice manager changed since you first started out in the profession? Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

ASK DR ELLIE CANNON: Athlete's foot? You can give it the boot
DR ELLIE CANNON: Athlete's foot is a common fungal foot infection affecting more than 70 per cent of the population. Lavender and teatree are not known to be effective treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lavender's Antianxiety Effects Nothing to Sniff At Lavender's Antianxiety Effects Nothing to Sniff At
The scent of lavender has long been touted to have calming, antianxiety effects, but the biological mechanism behind this phenomenon has been something of a mystery -- until now.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Minocin Flops in Schizophrenia; Lavender Soothes Anxiety
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Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lavender: How it can ease anxiety
THE smell of lavender has been scientifically proven to relax people and could be an effective way to treat anxiety, says research. Numerous studies have confirmed the potent relaxing effects of linalool, a fragrant alcohol found in lavender extracts, but none have looked at how it works. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does lavender really help with anxiety?
A study of mice reveals that the scent of linalool, a natural alcohol found in lavender, relieves anxiety through its effect on olfactory nerve cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Study: Lavender's smell, not absorption in lunges, relaxes mice
Lavender compound linalool must be smelled and not absorbed in the lungs for its calming effects, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lavender really is relaxing: The fragrant flower may be a safer alternative to anti-anxiety drugs 
Researchers from Kagoshima University, Japan, found that mice show less signs of anxiety when they smell the fragrant flower, which could be used instead of Xanax and Valium. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trilobites: Lavender ’ s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine
In mice, researchers found that some components of lavender odor had effects on anxiety similar to taking Valium. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Lavender Smells and Odors Anxiety and Stress Mice Research Brain Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Kashiwadani, Hideki Herbs Source Type: news

The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms
(Frontiers) A new review reveals how lavender mellows us out -- and why some day psychiatrists and surgeons might be prescribing patients a whiff of the purple stuff. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not just for sleep, lavender oil helps wounds heal faster too
(Natural News) Lavender oil is known for its relaxing effects, however, it is more than just that. Lavender oil can actually be used for treating wounds, according to a study. Researchers at Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences in Japan looked at the effect of lavender oil on various stages of wound healing and its molecular mechanism.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A calmer horse is just a sniff away
(University of Arizona) Research from the University of Arizona shows the calming benefits of lavender aromatherapy for horses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are essential oils safe for babies?
Some people use essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, to massage their baby or in a diffuser. In this article, we look at the potential benefits of essential oils for babies, as well as which ones to use and how to use them safely. People should never use essential oils on babies less than 3 months old. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Getting rid of allergies naturally: A look at alternative options for treatment
(Natural News) Is medication always necessary for allergy relief? Not quite. Although some allergies may need medicine to prevent them from worsening, others can do without. Depending on the intensity and level of discomfort brought on by allergies, you could even remedy your allergies at home. Essential oils — Certain essential oils such as lavender, peppermint,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which essential oils help get rid of wrinkles?
There are many lotions and creams that claim to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but some people may prefer a natural alternative. Many essential oils, including sandalwood, lavender, and rosemary, are believed to help. We look at the evidence for 10 essential oils that could help keep the skin looking young. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Essential oils for a sore throat: Lemon, peppermint, and more
Essential oils are a popular home remedy for many ailments, but can they soothe a sore throat? In this article, we look at the evidence behind using essential oils, such as lemon, lavender, peppermint, echinacea, and ginger, for a sore throat. Learn how to use them safely and if there are any adverse side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can essential oils treat a UTI?
Essential oils are popular home remedies for many ailments, but can they help to relieve the symptoms of a UTI? In this article, we look at the essential oils that may be best able to fight bacteria, including cinnamon, oregano, and lavender. Here, learn about potential risks and how to use these oils safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Essential oils may disrupt normal hormonal activity
A new study has suggested that lavender oil and tea tree oil may interfere with normal hormonal activity, predisposing young boys to gynecomastia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Are Essential Oils Safe?
People use essential oils a variety of ways: as lotions, for hair care, aromatherapy, cleaning products and more. But are essential oils safe? Some research in the past has linked essential oils to hormone disturbances, with some suggesting a link between the oils and abnormal breast growth in young boys, called prepubertal gynecomastia. Now, a new study suggests that compounds in essential oils — specifically lavender and tea tree oil — may have properties that can disrupt hormones. The suspicions that essential oils may be endocrine disrupters originated from a 2007 report in the New England Journal of Medici...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Lavender and tea tree oil could give men 'MOOBS'
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences experts in North Carolina say the public should be aware of the findings and consider all evidence before deciding to use essential oils. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Essential Oils Like Lavender And Tea Tree Make Your Breasts Larger?
Have you kept abreast of the news from ENDO 2018? A study showed that 8 compounds found in lavender and tea tree oils may increase the size of male breast tissue. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors
(The Endocrine Society) A new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys--called prepubertal gynecomastia--and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Video: Blueberry lavender lemonade
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberry lavender lemonade
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Use of lavender before an operation has been found to reduce anxiety in surgery patients, improving outcomes according to new study
(Natural News) Based on a recent study, one way to address preoperative anxiety among patients in hospitals and other healthcare centers is through lavender aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is “the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants,” and it is a “simple, low-risk and cost-effective method” that can help manage preoperative anxiety. This treatment is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The spray's the thing: how actors use perfumes to get into character
Playing Thatcher? Dab on Bluebell. Got a part in Hairspray? Reach for the Madame Rochas. We lift the lid on how actors use smells – from the finest fragrances to cheap tinned mackerel – to nail a roleBefore I go on stage, says Michael Ball, I ask myself a question: “Do I smell nice for all the ladies and gentlemen?” The actor chooses a signature scent for each of his roles, from bay rum for the vengeful barberSweeney Todd to his mum ’s favourite Madame Rochas forHairspray’s Edna Turnblad.Ball ’s not alone in deploying scent to to get beneath a character’s skin. Anne-Marie Duf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David Jays Tags: Theatre Stage Culture Fragrance Fashion Life and style Dance Ballet Lauren Cuthbertson Anne-Marie Duff Nikki Amuka-Bird Health, mind and body Books Psychology Science Oscar Wilde Source Type: news

This common health condition could be treated by smelling LAVENDER
ANXIETY could be reduced in patients by smelling lavender, research has revealed, and doctors should consider using the shrub to combat the mental condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can lavender aromatherapy reduce anxiety in surgery patients?
(Wiley) Lavender aromatherapy reduced preoperative anxiety in a study of ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why lavender is the most important essential oil to use right now
(Natural News) Due to the current popularity of essential oils and large selection of these plant based extracts, it can become difficult to choose which one to start with that can provide the most benefits. With so many amazing scents and healing properties, it’s easy to get carried away with your essential oil collection. However, if... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Boss: Fifth Third's Kevin Lavender is a always looking for deals – and a good pair of shoes
Kevin Lavender has co-founded a health care company, he's been the state's chief bank regulator and he's banked clients both big and small. This family man and military brat now leads Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp's large corporate and specialized industries banking team, overseeing more than 100 employees worldwide — all from his home base in Nashville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Meg Garner Source Type: news

The Boss: Fifth Third's Kevin Lavender is a always looking for deals – and a good pair of shoes
Kevin Lavender has co-founded a health care company, he's been the state's chief bank regulator and he's banked clients both big and small. This family man and military brat now leads Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp's large corporate and specialized industries banking team, overseeing more than 100 employees worldwide — all from his home base in Nashville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Meg Garner Source Type: news

Goop is selling vampire repellent to calm children down
Drop your vaginal jade eggs. The $30 'spray-able elixir'  sold on Gwyneth Paltrow's wellness site contains ruby, rosemary, juniper, lavender, and reiki charged with crystals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Goop is selling VAMPIRE REPELLENT
Drop your vaginal jade eggs. The $30 'spray-able elixir'  sold on Gwyneth Paltrow's wellness site contains ruby, rosemary, juniper, lavender, and reiki charged with crystals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lavender: Health benefits and uses
Lavender is an herb that is used in skin and beauty products but packs a wealth of health benefits, including action against fungi, wounds, and anxiety. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Challenges and strategies of sexual minority youth research in Southwest Virginia - Lavender-Stott ES, Grafsky EL, Nguyen HN, Haugen E, Steelman SM.
A research team that works on scholarship related to sexual minority issues has been conducting research and recruiting participants since the fall of 2012. In the years since the team was formed, there has been a variety of challenges with recruitment, ap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Herbal first aid kit: Allergy tea, lavender oil and more
THESE home-made remedies are helpful to have on hand when ailments strike. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artist Realizes Only Appropriate Use Of Trump Tweets Is Plant Food
President Donald Trump’s tweets might be polluting the natural environment that is your mind, but they’re finding greater purpose somewhere: specifically, in a subterranean lavender field in New York City. Austrian artist Martin Roth, now based in NYC, is the mad gardener behind an idyllic new art exhibition, which happens to be powered in part by Trump’s 140-character declarations. Nestled inside the Austrian Cultural Forum of Midtown Manhattan, it consists of 200 lavender shrubs that are nurtured by grow lights whose power corresponds with the activities of several social media accounts. That’s ri...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news