Science (finally) confirms it: Lavender is relaxing

Frontiers
October 24, 2018
By Frontiers
Science (finally) confirms it: Lavender is relaxing
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Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic?

Research published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows for the first time that the vaporized lavender compound linalool must be smelt -- not absorbed in the lungs- to exert its calming effects, which could be used to relieve preoperative stress and anxiety disorders. | READ THE FULL STORY

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