Lavender & Herbs

My Favourite Herb & Flower - LAVENDER 

Lavender Allardii

Lavender Stoechas (Spanish & Italian)

Lavender Augustifolia (English) Flower Head

Lavender Dentata (French)

Lavender Fields

Lavender Bush

Boxes of Lavender

Lavender Baskets

COMMON NAME: lavender

BOTANICAL NAME: lavandula officinalis

ORIGIN: France, Spain

PARTS USED: flowering tops

FRAGRANCE: floral, fresh, light, sweet

BLENDS: allspice, amyris, basil, carrot, cedarwood, chamomile, cistus, clary sage, clove, cypress, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, orange, patchouli, pepper, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rosemary, spearmint, spikenard, tangerine, tea tree, thyme, tonka, verbena, vetiver, wintergreen, yarrow

AROMATIC BENEFITS: aggression, anxiety, balancing, calming, concentration, cooling, exhaustion, fatigue, hysteria, nervous tension, relaxing, soothing, stress

OTHER USES: balances chakras, business success, celibacy, conscious mind (stimulates), happiness, health (maintain), love, peace, protection, purification, sleep, third-eye chakra

PHYSICAL USES: abrasions, abscesses, acne, animal bites, antibacterial, antibiotic, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bleeding, blisters, boils, bruises, burns, catarrh, chapped skin, chilblains, colds, convalescence, coughs, cuts, dandruff, dermatitis, detoxifying, diarrhea, disinfectant, ear infections, fainting, febrifuge, frostbite, gingivitis, hay fever, headaches, heartburns, hiccups, immunity stimulant, influenza, insect bites, insect repellent, insomnia, itching, laryngitis, muscular aches, nervine, neuralgia, normalizes skin, palpitations, rashes, scalds, scars, sedative, shock, sinusitis, sties, sunburns, swelling, tendinitis, tonic, toothaches, ulcers, urticaria, vomiting, whitlows, windburns, wounds

SAFETY WARNINGS: Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy or if history of low blood pressure. Overuse can cause headaches. Do not confuse with lavender spike.

THE MEANING OF THE WORD - LAVENDER

The name Lavender derives from the latin word - lavare - to wash oneself. The medical men of the antiquity prescribed this flower against the plague and other kinds of pestilence. A thousand years ago it was brought by monks to the northern parts of Europe. The dried flowers are still used in folk medicine as a relaxant and diuretic and it is also used against diarrhea. In herbal medicine it is used in different forms i.e. as a tea, essence, pulver, in bath salts a.s.o. It is used against throat infections, cough, asthma, rheumatism, bronchitis, fatigue, stomach problems and sleeplessness.

From the flower you can also make a tea against headaches, nervousness, bloatedness, gases, dizziness and bad breath. A facial wash from lavender flowers stimulates cell growth and helps against acne.

A brief outline of major medicinal plants giving preferred media, strengths, and common dosage ranges

 by

Michael Moore