Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia
A Remedy For Just about anything! A little Lavender
is relaxing while a large dose will wake you up, Lavender is known to
counteract the venom from insect stings and bites also spider bites.It
also helps to relieve the itching from these bites or stings. Good for
use on cuts and scrapes, Burns, Bruises, Insomnia, Nervousness the list
goes on. Lavender has been used externally for circulatory disorders.
Learn to love Lavender, you will be glad you did~!
What It Is; Why It Works Because of its wonderful
fragrance, from Roman times onward Lavender has always been a popular
bath additive. In fact, its name derives from the Latin "lavare" meaning
"to wash." Over the centuries, it has been used in a variety of forms,
including oil, distilled water, and alcohol solution (tincture). One
species, Spike Lavender, is even an effective insect repellent. Lavender's
medicinal value lies in the essential oil, customarily extracted from
the flowers. Taken internally, Lavender has been found to stimulate
the production and flow of bile. It also has a mildly sedating effect,
and gets rid of gas. Used externally, it improves circulation and brings
color to the skin.
Avoid If... No known medical conditions preclude
the use of Lavender.
Special Cautions Taken at customary dosage levels,
Lavender presents no problems, although a few people do develop a sensitivity
to the oil.
Possible Drug Interactions No interactions have
Special Information If You Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
No harmful effects are known.
How To Prepare Extracts, bath additives, and crushed
Lavender flowers are all available. To prepare your own bath additive,
boil 100 grams (about one-half cup) of Lavender in 2 quarts of water,
then add to the tub.
Typical Dosage The usual daily dose of Lavender
for internal use is: Crushed flowers: 3 to 5 grams Essential oil: 1
to 4 drops
Overdosage No information on overdosage is available.