Vetiver oil: helping prevent insomnia, anxiety and ADHD

Vetiver oil, also known as the “oil of tranquility” has been used in traditional medicine for 1000s of years in Asia for thousands of years. It has been used to treat heat strokes, joint disorders, skin problems, boost energy levels, cool the body during very high temperatures and soothe feelings of anxiety and nervousness.

Recent research credits vetiver oil with:

1. Being a proven antioxidant which helps slow aging, promote healthy and glowing skin, reduce cancer risk, support detoxification and a longer life span.

2. Healing scars and marks on the skin by rejuvenating the skin, removing dark spots, signs of acne, stretch marks and is  also an anti-aging oil. Vetiver oil is an antiseptic making it ideal to help healing wounds and cuts.

3. Treating ADHD; the 2 year study involved 40 children between 6 and 12 years old. Vetiver oil increased the performance of children with ADHD by 100 percent.

4. Treating menstrual discomforts such as fatigue, bloating, skin issues, emotional changes, breast tenderness and cramps. By working as a sedative, vetiver oil serves as a natural remedy for PMS cramps and helps the body relax and combat hormonal and emotional changes.

5. Improving the immune and nervous system by removing stress which impacts your brain, heart, digestion, immune system and every other system in the body.

6. Soothing anxiety and nervousness by promoting relaxation and alleviating emotional stress, panic attacks, trauma, anxiety, insomnia, hysteria and depression.

How to use vetiver oil:

  • By putting 5 to 10 drops in your bath it will become fragrant and cooling, making it ideal to help with overheating, relaxation and insomnia. To boost the calming results, combine vetiver oil with lavender oil and rose essential oil as well.
  • By rubbing in 3 to 5 drops over an area of your skin, or placing 1 to 2 drops on your wrists, chest and neck, will help your mind and mood.
  • You can make a calming massage oil by mixing 3 to 5 drops of vetiver oil with equal parts jojoba oil which cleans and moisturises your skin.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.

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