Uses for Lavender

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Research Indicates Lavender* is:

  • Analgesic – pain reliever
  • Anti-Angiogenic – destroys or interferes with the fine network of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow
  • Antibacterial – kills bacteria and suppresses its ability to multiply
  • Antidepressant – alleviates depression
  • Anti-Inflammatory – alleviates inflammation
  • Anti-Rheumatic – pertaining to the relief of symptoms of any painful or immobilizing disorder of the musculoskeletal system i.e. arthritis
  • Antispasmodic – suppresses and relieves muscle spasms
  • Antiseptic – prevents the growth of disease causing microorganisms
  • Antiviral –  kills viruses and suppresses its ability to multiply
  • Cytophylactic – stimulates cellular activity and regeneration
  • Decongestant – relieves nasal congestion
  • Deodorant – removes or conceals unpleasant smells
  • Detoxifier – removes toxic substances
  • Disinfectant – a substance that destroys bacteria
  • Diuretic – causes increased passing of urine
  • Emmenagogue – regulates female hormones – Menopause, PMS
  • Expectorant – promotes secretion of congestion by the air passages
  • Fungicide – a substance that destroys fungi and fungal infections
  • Insect Repellant – a substance that repels insects
  • Nervine – acts therapeutically upon the nerves to calm
  • Parasiticidal – destructive to parasites i.e. worms
  • Releases Dopamine & Serotonin – elevates mood, affects memory, learning, emotions and sleep
  • Sedative – has a sleep-inducing effect
  • Solvent – having the ability to dissolve other substances
  • Vulnerary – promotes the healing of wounds and sores

Common Uses for Lavender* include:

  •  Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anti-Aging & Rejuvenation
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Bronchitis
  • Burns Including Sunburn
  • Cold Sores
  • Colic
  • Decongestant
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • Headaches Including Migraines
  • Indigestion
  • Insect Bites
  • Insect Repellant
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasms i.e. Menstrual Cramps
  • Muscular and Joint Pain
  • Nail Fungus
  • Nightmares
  • Panic Attacks
  • Poison Ivy
  • Psoriasis
  • Reducing High Blood Pressure
  • Releases Dopamine & Serotonin to Elevate Mood
  • Repelling Insects
  • Rosacea
  • Stress
  • Wounds

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to using essential oils.