Lavender Herbal Remedies
Lavender flowers are used to lift the spirits and allay nausea and are said to have a slight sedative quality. Lavender infusion or oil is used for spasms, colic, and neuralgia, internally as well as externally. Lavender oil is effective topically for burns, and a few drops of it may be added to baths before bedtime for persons with sleep disorders. Lavender has long been used in traditional medicine for nervous stomach, spasmodic conditions, flatulence, nervous headache, neuralgia, and vomiting. Lavender has a taste of AROMATIC, SPICY and a temperature of COOL.
Lavender Proper Dose
|Lavender Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Lavender Tincture||20-30 drops 2-3 x daily|
Lavender Reference Information
|Latin Name||Lavandula officinalis|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb, essential oil, soap, bath and hair products, and creams.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Nervous system|
|Botanical Info||A small prennial shrub from the Mint family with tall, purple-spiked flowering parts.|
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