• The Long History of Sniffing Lavender to Reduce Anxiety By Edith Zimmerman

The Long History of Sniffing Lavender to Reduce Anxiety By Edith Zimmerman 

The Long History of Sniffing Lavender to Reduce Anxiety

Snippets:

In a paper published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, researchers found that smelling lavender measurably reduced anxiety in mice (not people, yet), comparable to the effects of taking diazepam.

Or, as the New York Times puts it, for the mice, “sniffing linalool, an alcohol component of lavender odor, was kind of like popping a Valium.” And: “Relief from anxiety could be triggered just by inhaling through a healthy nose.”

There’s a long history of lavender being used to combat anxiety and other feelings of distress….

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