Lavender is very relaxing and balancing for both mind and body. It aids sleep, soothes tired muscles and benefits the immune system. It has excellent healing and antiseptic properties and is often used to treat cuts and wounds. Lavender is one of the few oils that can be used neat on the skin. All body systems benefit from the oil of lavender.
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analgesic (pain relieving), anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, cicatrizant (wound healing), cytophlactic, decongestant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, rubefacient, nervine, sedative, stimulant (circulatory), sudorific, tonic, vermifuge
Physical systems, conditions and uses:
Circulatory: stimulates circulation; Digestive: cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea; Endocrine: balances hormones; Genito-urinary: cystitis, menstrual problems; Immune: colds, flu; Muscles and joints: arthritis, rheumatism, sore muscles, aches and pains; Nervous: anxiety, depression, headache, insomnia, panic attacks, tension, stress, shock, vertigo; Respiratory: asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, laryngitis, infections, whooping cough; Skin: abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, burns, cell regeneration, cuts, dandruff, dermatitis, earaches, inflammation, insect bites and repellent, lice, psoriasis, wounds
anti-depressant, creativity, balancing, calming, cleansing, reduces anxiety and stress, regulating, relaxing, soothing, and strengthening
Blends well with:
most oils, especially citrus oils, florals and woods
Use as an inhalant or with a diffuser, or on skin with a carrier, in massage oil, bath.
Contraindications and safety:
Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy. Avoid with low blood pressure. May cause sensitivity with overuse.
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