Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia



Lavender is most versatile essential  oil (see Lavender – the wonder oil).

Properties and indications:

  • analgesic- arthritis, muscular pains, ear infection, sciatica, rheumatism
  • anti-fungal – Candida, Nail infections, etc
  • anti-inflammatory – insect bites, eczema, sinusitis, bruises, sprains, acne,
  • anti-septic – acne, ear infection, influenza, skin conditions, sinusitis
  • anti-spasmodic – cramps, cough,
  • balancing – balances nervous system, alleviates melancholy
  • calming – headaches, migraines, anxiety, insomnia, stress, irritability, mood swings, hysteria
  • cardio-tonic – tachycardia, palpitations
  • carminative – colic
  • cicatrizant – scars, burns, wounds
  • hypo-tensor – lowers high blood pressure
  • other: athlete’s foot, motion sickness, gall bladder disorders, fluid retention, hair loss, dandruff
  • insect repellent

Emotional effect:

  • Supports: sense of peace and security, compassion, clarity, comfort, acceptance, awareness, spiritual growth
  • Helps to alleviate: anxiety, irritability, stress, exhaustion, panic, hysteria, shock, fear, addictions, trauma, agitation, worry, nervousness

Warning:

  • do not use with medicine or creams that include iodine or iron
  • do not use in the household with the person or pet who suffers from seizure or epilepsy without checking GC/MS report to ensure that Lavander angustofolia (safe with seizure) is not diluted with lavandin or spike lavender

 

Sources:

  • Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, Price
  • Aromatherapy an A-Z, P.Davis
  • Ayurveda and Aromatherapy, L.Miller, B.Miller
  • The Fragrant Mind, V.Worwood
  • Essential Oils Safety, R.Tisserand

About Marina Lando

Marina Lando, MS, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Aromatherapist, and the author of "Dynamic Healing, a practitioner's guide to Reiki applications" Marina Lando is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. She is the founder af Harmony Life, locally owned healing Reiki center and academy in Cary, NC. The center offers wide range of healing modalities: Medical Reiki, Clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic treatments, Infrared Sauna in Cary. Marina offer classes and workshops: Reiki I-III Certification and Reiki Maste - 10 CE credits for massage therapists, Aromatherapy, Chakra System, Dynamic Healing workshops (where she teaches Reiki Protocols she developped) - 16 CE credits for massage therapists She studied complimentary medicine with her grandmother since the age of seven and continued her education in natural healing techniques through adult life. Her current practice includes Medical Reiki , Aromatherapy and Guided meditation.