Do you love the smell of lavender? It’s hard not to love it. There’s something special about the bright purple flowers and their delicate aroma. It quickly soothes your soul and mind while reminding you of wild mountains. And that’s exactly the same reaction that happens when you drink lavender tea. You can find lavender in our Sleep Tea, and here’s why.
Lavender tea is known for its ability to induce relaxation, primarily because of its soothing aroma. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, inhaling lavender can actually slow nervous system activity and promote relaxation. It’s also known to help with anxiety, insomnia, stress, and even depression. So, when you brew a cup of lavender tea, make sure you take a deep whiff first!
We also love lavender tea for its ability to provide digestive relief. It works wonderfully on nervous stomachs and indigestion. A study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that lavender oil can help relax the muscles in the intestines, helping to relieve cramping, indigestion, and other digestive issues.
Sometimes muscles can spasm and convulse. If you suffer from involuntarily muscle contractions, lavender tea can actually help to reduce both spasms and convulsions. A study found that when given a small dose lavender, muscle spasms and convulsions were reduced, thanks to lavender’s ability to block the calcium channel responsible for muscle contraction.
There’s a reason we’ve put lavender tea into every cup of our Sleep Tea. Lavender is wonderful for helping you to fall asleep by relieving the anxiety, stress, and depression that keeps you awake. A study in Korea found that lavender relieved depression and insomnia in female college students.
A study by Mashhad University of Medical Sciences found that lavender tea can actually help manage acute migraines. In the study, they asked participants to inhale lavender essential oil for 15 minutes. Those who inhaled lavender over the placebo responded better to their migraines.