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Lavender oil (Lavendula Officinalis)
A calming oil, which treats headaches and insomnia, aches and pains. Good for facial massage. Antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal, lavender is also renowned for its ability to hasten the healing of wounds.
Origin of Lavender essential oil:
Lavender comes form the Roman word 'Lavare' meaning to wash. It was one of the most favored aromatics used by the Romans in their bathing rituals. Both the Greeks and the Romans burned Lavender twigs as a room purifier to ward off the plague. It was brought to Europe by the Romans.
Description of Lavender essential oil:
A shrubby plant with woody branches and long narrow leaves it has purple blue flowers on long spikes. After cutting the plants are dried and steam distilled. The essential oil is cleared to pale yellow in color with a strong aroma.
Lavender essential oil Therapeutic Effects:
One of the most versatile therapeutic essence. It is used for:
- Lavender essential oil is used for nervous system disorders such as depression, headache, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, stress related conditions.
- It is excellent for migraine.
- As an antiseptic, it can be used for many skin conditions and infections of the lungs, digestions and urinary tract.
- Extraordinarily versatile.
Lavender essential oil Uses:
- Room spray
- Uses as a cold compress or place a few drops in boiling water and inhale for headaches and migraine.
- A warm towel wrapped with lavender soothes nervous exhaustion.
- A late night lavender bath will combat sleeplessness.
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