The most popular herbs for health are available in a huge variety of ways as people try to get the health benefits for their bodies, often this includes, teas, powders for use in food, essential oils and supplements. Different herbs though have benefits that affect different parts of the body and therefore need to be taken in different ways. With some herbs inhalation is what will be most effective, some of course you may take in more than one way for different benefits.
Lavender is just one herb that gives a great many health benefits when inhaled along with the likes of eucalyptus and chamomile. Lavender has a beautiful perfume as well, it is of course often used in room sprays and pot pouri but it will not have the same effect that it can have in this way.
Vaporizers heat herbs to release the best of fresh or dried herbs and release a strong and potent vapor that can be inhaled directly. Lavender is one of the most popular herbs to use with vaporizers.
Different herbs release their health giving properties as vapors at different temperatures with 130 degrees Celsius being the optimal temperature to set vaporizers too for lavender. If you set a vaporizer too high then smoke and toxins may be released from herbs which are bad for the health and too low and the optimum level of vapors and strength of vapors will be missed. A vaporizer such as the popular volcano vaporizers which do have a way to set temperatures therefore are by far the best type of vaporizer.
Vaporizers help release lavenders many benefits, this includes its calming effect and a relaxing effect that can generally unwind you or you may use lavender with vaporizers to deal with particular muscle problems including muscle spasms. Lavender also can be used as an antidepressant; severe depression of course should be dealt with by a doctor but even along with other treatment lavender may well help and using a vaporizer makes it sufficiently potent to quickly have an effect. Especially when depression is linked to stress due to the fact that as mention it has a calmative effect. Unsurprisingly this calming effect can also aid sleep so inhaling vapors from lavender before bed may help cure insomnia.
Lavender is like eucalyptus good for dealing with chest infections though they may be best used together. Lavender has an anti-septic and anti bacterial action and along with eucalyptus to loosen mucus it can clear a chest infection that pharmaceuticals may not be able to make any difference too. The anti-septic and anti bacterial effect also helps with, colds, sore throats and other problems caused by bacteria. The antioxidant properties of lavender also boost your immune system so lavender is ideal in the winter if you feel a little under the weather. Another benefit of lavender that may be best enjoyed through regular inhalation of lavender vapors is improved circulation; blood pressure can be lowered and hypertension and its effects as well as general blood flow.