Botanical name: Lavendula Officinalis / Augustfolia
Botanical family: Labiatae
Part of plant used: Flowers
Origin: Common in the Midi region of France, Italy and Dalmatia. Grows naturally on high plateaus. Solitary plants, rich in minerals. English Lavender is not as strong as alpine as it is spoilt by pesticides so the natural balance of the soil has been affected.
Description: Floral, light and clear with woody undertones.
History: Lavender is probably the most popular of Aromatherapy oils and has been used for centuries as an antiseptic and insecticide.
Properties and Indications:
- Highly antiseptic
- Tonic for the heart – calm palpitations caused by stress
- Wounds and sores, burns
- Cholagogue, Cholerectic
- Influenza, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia
- Migraine, vertigo
- Intestinal spasm
- Hypertension – high blood pressure
- Lice, scabies
- Relaxes the nervous system
- Soothing and refreshing qualities
- Basil, Bay, Benzoin, Birch, Cajuput, Caraway, Carrot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Elemi, Geranium, Hyssop, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Manuka, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Myrtle, Niaouli, Orange, Palmarosa, Parsley, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint, Tagetes, Verbena, Vetivert
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