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Side Effects Of Lavender

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Lavender side effects



It becomes difficult to discuss the side effects of lavender when the mere mention of the herb reminds us of its sweet fragrance and vibrant color. However, it is true that the herb which has several culinary and medicinal uses is associated with certain side effects. Read further to know about the different negative effects of lavender.


Some Side Effects Of Lavender



Lavender when taken through different foods or beverages can cause constipation. The effect is more prominent when the intake of lavender is more than the normal food amounts.



Many people suffer from headache after taking lavender. It is a very rare ill effect but individuals sensitive to the herb should take necessary precautions.


Increased Appetite

This is one of the side effects of lavender which is good for individuals who want to gain weight but has adverse impact on the individuals on diet. Increased appetite may cause extra weight gain which should always be controlled.


Skin Allergies

Apart from an important ingredient of many foods and beverages, use of lavender is very prevalent in cosmetics industry. Its oil is very popular but one should remain cautious as some reports of skin irritation and other allergies like nausea, vomiting and chills have been reported.


Breast Enlargement In Males

Use of lavender oil can also cause the development and the enlargement of breast in the males.


Depresses The Nervous System

Lavender has the properties of slowing down the central nervous system (CNS). So, individuals going for surgery should not take lavender at least 2 weeks before the scheduled surgery. The herb along with anaesthesia and other medicines given during surgery may not be safe during surgery as it can trigger the slowing down of the CNS.


Unsafe For Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to avoid lavender as the herb is known to be a uterine stimulant.


From the abovementioned guide, you must have got a fair idea on the side effects of lavender. If you ever notice such symptoms, take precautions to avoid any serious health hazards.  


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Side Effects Of Lavender