Revée "Dr. Ray" Barbour's Office:

5025 J Street, Ste.#205

Sacramento, California 95819

Ph: (916) 678-0173

Fax: (916) 415-1979

Email: Ray@DrRayND.com

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What's Dr. Ray's Favorite Herb?

August 26, 2016

 

Have you guessed it?! 

 

It's LAVENDER!!!!!! I love lavender! 

 

Some of you might have even visited my office and noticed there is a faint lavender fragrance refreshing the air. Seriously, it's an herb I never tired of both for aesthetics and medicinally. 

 

Why do I love this herb so much? I'll give you 10 reasons why!

 

1.) Stress-reliever: Mellows you out.

 

2.) Sedative: Helps you sleep. Create a lavender linen mist to spray on pillow before sleep.

 

3.) Spasmolytic: Calms cramping and muscle spasms.

 

4.) Anti-inflammatory: Remember those cooling properties? Well, this herb cools off inflammation making your aches no more! Helps with burns too!

 

5.) Carminative: That's a fancy word for saying it soothes your tummy gripes and helps minimize gas.

 

6.) Antidepressant: Who doesn't feel happier after smelling or using lavender? Ok, maybe those rare folks who are allergic or just down right murderers of joy. ;-)

 

7.) Antimicrobial/antiviral: Next time you have a cut wound or even a cold, try using some lavender to ward off those offending micro-buggies.

 

8.) Mild Diuretic: That's right, lavender helps your body release excess water, so grab a glass of fresh lavender tea the next time you feel a little "bloaty."

 

9.) Nootropic: Another fancy word for saying lavender improves mental alertness and may enhance mental accuracy.

 

10.) PRETTY! I love the purple hue and using the leaves as food garnish or even adding to flower arrangements. The color of lavender is therapeutic in its own right.

 

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