Lavender

Other Common Names: English Lavender, Garden Lavender, True Lavender.

Latin description: Lavendula Officionalis.

Parts to use: Flowers; dry.

Chemical constituents: Volatile oils, linabol, linalyl, terpinol, cineole, lavendulyl acetate pinene, limonene coumarins, flavonoids, and camphor.

Actions: Antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.

Medicinal Uses & Benefits

Antibacterial properties.
Especially useful in the treatment of stress related symptoms.
Used for pain and stiffness (embrocation of oil); headache and giddiness (infusion of fresh lavender as cold compress on forehead and temples).
Used to restore balance of nervous system (combine 6 drops lavender oil and 6 drops cypress oil in 4 oz. carrier oil such as sweet almond or olive and apply to belly and massage)
Flower tea used for flatulence, headaches, dizziness, and halitosis.
The oil, as well as crushed fresh leaves, thought to relieve irritation of insect bites.
Used for fever, nausa, burns, stress relief, depression, and headaches.
The essential distilled oil has antibiotic activity against pneumocococcus, streptococcus, Koch's bacillus, diptheria, and typhiod.
Oil is traditionally used with mild burns (essential oils are always used diluted!!), abrasions, cuts, wounds, sores, stings, coughs, colds, and chest infections (in vapor).
Lavender oil diluted in baby oil is used for the pain of herpes minor and may be useful against pain of Herpes zoster (shingles).

Dosage

Not recommended for internal use unless directed by a
professional natural practitioner.

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