Effekter av lavendel på kvinnors fysiologiska och psykologiska hälsa
Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of the review is to learn about the physiological and psychological effects of lavender on women's health in a Spa environment. The results are based upon articles found in the Pubmed database and litterature. Even though there were some articles suggesting a negative effect of essential lavender oil, most of the results pointed towards lavender as a healing and positive remedy for menopausal symptoms, back pain, wound healing, and conditions like stress, insomnia and anxiety. The conclusion is that, though lavender can be used in treating a lot of conditions, it should be used with caution and not in its concentrated form, to avoid skin reactions and allergies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 14 p.
Keywords: lavender, lavendula, lavandula, women, female, anxiety, aromatherapy, stress, depression, mental illness, allergic, effects, health, flower, essential oils, therapy, lavendula plants, relaxation
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56669OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-56669DiVA: diva2:536784