Actions and Uses: Relieves stress and depression and is calming and uplifting. Beneficial for the skin and good for burns; also used for headaches, psoriasis and other skin conditions. This herb is useful in the treatment of respiratory conditions, joint pain and arthritis. Lavender is an adaptogenic, meaning it has positive effects on all body systems.
Phytochemical Content: Alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, beta-santalene, camphor, caryophyilene, coumarin, geraniol, limonene, luteolin, rosmarinic acid, tannin, and ursolic acid.
General Information: Lavender is mentioned in the Bible and the plants have been used in natural healing traditions for more than 2,500 years. Lavender offers great relief for headache sufferers. When combined with Feverfew, it helps alleviate migraines. Lavender is very strong and should be used very sparingly and just a small amount in tea can be applied topically for insect bites and repellant. Lavender essential oil has been called “A FIRST AID KIT IN A BOTTLE” and has a multitude of health-giving applications. Lavender’s recent resurgence in popularity has led to the publication of several scientific studies underscoring the many benefits of its use. Lavender’s reputation as a calming oil has been known for centuries as an excellent nerve tonic. It directly acts on the central nervous system, states a study done by the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, indicating clinical benefits in the treatment of agitation, hyperactive states and attention-deficit disorder. Lavender is emerging as a potent ingredient in a new generation of anti-bacterial household and personal care products.
Caution: Should not be used during pregnancy or taken internally.