Lavendula officinalis (Lavander)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • We use the flower of the plant.

Present in the market

  • Lavender oil.
  • Flower aetheroleum.

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

LAVENDULA OFFICINALIS used against restlessness or insomnia, nervous stomach irritation, Roehmheld’s syndrome (stomach discomfort), meteorism, nervous intestinal discomfort and headache.
Lavender oil is used for treatment of cough, common cold, and nose congestion. It can be used externally in case of rheumatic pain.
Flower tincture used for treatment of anxious restlessness or for treatment of restlessness due to anxiety. In these cases we use 1x1 capsules per day.
The lavender is a relaxing herb, having a soothing and relaxing affect upon the nervous system.
The flowering spikes can be dried and used internally in a tincture.
The essential oil can be safely applied direct to the skin as an antiseptic to help heal wounds, burns, scalds, bites, vaginal discharge, anal fissure, as a powerful antidote to snake venoms. It acts as well as, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, nervine, sedative, stimulant, and tonic.
The essential oil is used in aromatherapy influencing the immune system since it is good for loss of appetite, nervousness and insomnia, circulatory disorders, dyspeptic complaints.

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Combinations & Contraindications

Lavendula as spray aromatique can combine with Thymus Vulgaris, Rosmarinus Officinalis, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum.
As antistress can combine with essential oils of Melissae Indicum, Pinus, Rosmarinus.
In case of depression Lavendula can combine with Cola, Rosemary and Scutellaria.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

Lavendula used for restlessness, difficulties falling asleep, gastro-intestinal (abdominal) complaints, e.g. cramps and wind (flatulence) periodic pains.

Dissemination & Use