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Nature's Temple / Lavender

Lavender

(Lavandula angustifolia)

Parts Used: Flowers

Active Constituents: Volatile oil (up to 3%), containing over 40 constituents, including linalyl acetate (30-60%), cineole (10%), linalool, nerol, borneol.  Also flavonoids, tannins, coumarins

Main Actions:

  • Carminative
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Anti-depressant
  • Rubefacient (draws redness to the surface of the skin via dilation of the blood vessels and an increase in blood circulation)

 Major Safety Issues:

  • Lavender Oil should be avoided by people with gastrointestinal inflammation, peptic ulcer, liver and kidney disease.
  • The essential oil should not be taken internally.
  • The oil used topically can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals
  • Excessive internal use of the oil can cause renal irritation and damage.