Lavender for Depression


Lavender rates as a possibly effective treatment for depression. There are more than 5 studies which confirm its effectiveness.


People in studies inhaled lavender for 30 minutes a day.


Lavender rates as likely safe. There are more than 10 studies which confirm its safety.

Adverse Reactions

Lavender is usually well tolerated when used in typical doses.
Orally, lavender oil may cause gastrointestinal upset. Tincture of lavender may cause constipation, headache, and increased appetite.


Anti-hypertensive drugs. Be cautious with this combination.
Barbiturates. Be cautious with this combination.