Lavender - French

Botanical Name:                   Lavendula Angustifolia

Synonym:                              Lavendula officinalis, L. vera

Botanical Family:                  Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country of Origin:                 Mediteranean region, France, Spain, England & Australia

Plant Part:                             Flowers

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                     floral, woody, sweet, herbaceous, balsamic

Properties:                            
analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific, vulnerary

 

Chemical Constituents:      
α-pinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, terpinene-4-ol, lavendulyl acetate

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                       

           

  • Treats depression, insomnia and  nervous tension
  • Relieves anger and exhaustion
  • Balancing to the central nervous system.

 

Body:             

           

  • Excellent for treating burns, insect bites, wounds, sores and acne. 
  • Useful for coughs, colds, catarrh, sinus and flu, asthma and bronchitis. 
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Effective for migraines, headaches, muscular pain as well as localised pain.

 

Contraindications:                Nil

Note:                                      Middle

Odour Intensity:                    5

 

Blends well with:                 
Bay, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, tangerine, thyme, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Traditions:                

Lavender was a favourite bathing cleanser for the Ancient Romans and has been used to speed healing.  For centuries lavender bags were placed in linen drawers to keep moths and insects at bay.  Lavender water was popular in the Elizabethan and Stuart ages and was the favourite perfume to the wife of King Charles 1st. 

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