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Lavender Essential Oilfor health problem therapy

Lavender Oil (Lavandula officinalis)

 

Introduction

 

      Found worldwide, lavender has a pleasant, woody fragrance  and its oil has medicinal benefits - used in aromatherapy, flower remedies, and herbal medicine. It is also one of the few oils that can be directly applied to the skin without dilution.

 

      The lavandins ( Lavandula × intermedia ) are a class of hybrids - of L. angustifolia and L. latifolia, which some consider inferior to lavender

 

Applications

 

      Topically:

          Antiseptic (undiluted)

 

         Wounds – lavender honey (bees fed off lavender plants) found very effective

Catriona Jones (November 2011). "The efficacy of lavender oil on perineal trauma: A review of the evidence___". Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 17 (4):

 

         In massage oil lavender relaxes muscles and eases tension.

 

      In aromatherapy, lavender oil is used in:

 

          Autoimmune disease

         Depression

Lee IS, Lee GJ  Effects of lavender aromatherapy on insomnia and depression in women college students. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi [2006, 36(1):136-143] (PMID:16520572) Link

         Amenorrhea

         Burns, Acne, Rashes, Athlete’s foot, insect bites, prevent scarring

         Arthritis

         Carpal tunnel syndrome

         Psoriasis

         Vaginitis

         Insomnia  - Women receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality.

Li-Wei Chien, Su Li  Cheng, and Chi Feng Liu, “The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with Insomnia,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 740813, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/740813

Lee IS, Lee GJ  Effects of lavender aromatherapy on insomnia and depression in women college students. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi [2006, 36(1):136-143] (PMID:16520572) Link

 

         Pain

         Palpitations

         Anxiety and nervousness

Kasper, S; Gastpar, M; Müller, WE; Volz, HP; Möller, HJ; Dienel, A; Schläfke, S (2010). "Silexan, an orally administered Lavandula oil preparation, is effective in the treatment of 'subsyndromal' anxiety disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial". International clinical psychopharmacology 25 (5): 277–87. doi:10.1097/YIC.0b013e32833b3242. PMID 20512042.

 

         Skin cancer

         Osteomalacia

         Facial ulcers

 

 

Lavender’s Active Ingredients

 

         Natural alcohol linalool – provides  antiseptic/ antimicrobial properties; helps burns, wounds, acne, sores

         Ketones - reduce pain  / inflammation and help induce sleep

          Esters (incl.Acetate ester of linalool / linalyl acetate) – reduce soreness and swelling, prevent muscle spasms, anti-fungal, prevent scarring; also relieve tension, depression, hysteria and help regulate moods

         Aldehydes – responsible for its aroma and soothing properties

 

 

 

Lavender E.O. delivery methods

 

Essential Oil

 

      Diffuse

      Direct application to skin – on sores, cuts

      Massage oil – dilute 10 drops lavender eo to 30ml carrier oil (E.g. grapeseed, almond oil)

      Add to permumes, soaps, bath oils/salts

      Add to shampoos (prevents dandruff) and hair sheen final rinse (with lemon oil and water, allow 30 mins to combine)

      Add to herbal salves

 

 

Dried Lavender Herb

 

      Dried lavender is used in sachets placed under pillows

THERAPIES LINKS

THERAPIES:

Therapies Chart

  1-2-3-4 Therapy Plan

  Herxheimer Reaction

  Timing is of the Essence

 

Essential Oils Links

 

ESSENTIAL OILS (EOs)

 Related Links

Essential Oils  - Main Article

 Lavender e.o.

Tea Tree e.o.

Wild Oregano e.o.

 

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