Lavender Pure Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) TUSCANY 1184
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|Linalol 42.5%, linalyl acetate 35.2%, Alpha terpineol + borneol 3.2%, beta caryophyllene 2.3%, octanone 1.5%.|
This plant is a native of southern Europe and the Mediterranean countries, though it’s a hybrid relation,lavandin, is more extensively grown, yielding more oil per acre and being cheaper to produce. Much lavender available on the market is in fact lavandin or cloned lavender like Lavender Mailette, which has slightly different therapeutic properties. The Lavender in the French Pharmacopia for therapeutic use is LavenderAngustifolia Miller known as population lavender, lavender fine or Lavender officinalis.
True lavender oil, which is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops of the plant, is non-toxic and has a full flowery aroma. The Bulgarian grown lavender has a sweet smell. The aroma of lavandin is usually more camphoraceous. Shirley Price Aromatherapy’s Tuscan lavender has a refreshing topnote.
Known for its soothing and uplifting properties, lavender alleviates stress and depression and is helpful for easing headaches and insomnia as well as lowering blood pressure. As an antiseptic, it is effective in the treatment of colds, flu, sinusitis and respiratory problems in general. A relaxing oil Lavender can promote sleep and relaxation.
Used in masks, compresses, baths or application, lavender promotes healthy skin, heals wounds and is effective in the treatment of acne, eczema, dandruff, nappy rash and athlete’s foot. It soothes burns and insect bites and helps prevent scarring. Can be used safely on young children.
Used in baths, application or massage it gives relief from muscular aches and pains and rheumatism. Essential oil of lavender has a calming and balancing effect, promotes menstrual regularity, helps pre-menstrual and menopausal symptoms and alleviates thrush.
Research shows the relaxing effect of a mixture of lavender and bergamot oils. This synergistic blend provides evidence for its use in medicine for treating depression or anxiety in humans. The use of antibiotics has resulted in fewer combat amputations and the traditional use of lavender oil in dressing wounds and burns has fallen into disuse. However research into the uses of lavender into generalised anxiety disorder and its other medically recognised therapeutic properties continues unabated. Lavender oil is prescribed in capsules for a variety of disorders.
Balancing, relaxing, soothing
There is a story that the French scientist Gattefose who coined the term
aromatherapy and put the study of the therapeutic properties of essential oils
on a scientific basis was alerted to the therapeutic properties of Lavender by a
laboratory accident. In the 1920s he is said to have plunged his burned hand into
a vat of lavender oil which happened to be nearby. He noticed immediately the
analgesic properties of lavender as the pain was reduced and the wound
healed without the usual scarring. Tisserand reports that Gattefosse in fact
used lavender oil to heal himself of gas gangrene which infected his burnt
hand. A very impressive treatment as gangrene can be fatal. Both Gattefosse
and Valnet reported good results using lavender to treat combat wounds.
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