Lavender, Spike Oil
Lavender, spike oil.....Spike lavender is a European mint related to true lavender. It’s found in the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean.
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Botanical Name - Lavendula latifolia
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled
Parts Used - Flowering tops
Note Classification - Middle
Aroma - Penetrating, fresh-herbaceous, camphoraceous
Largest Producing Countries - Spain and France
Traditional Use - It’s used in some pharmaceutical preparations, especially in veterinary practice as a prophylactic. It’s also used in incipient paralysis, for rheumatism and arthritis, and to get rid of lice. It’s extensively used as a fragrance component especially in soaps and industrial perfumes such as deodorants, disinfectants and cleansing agents, as well as insecticides, and room sprays.
Properties - Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrizant, cordial, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, and vulnerary.
Benefits - Abdominal cramps, abscesses, acne, allergies, asthma, athlete’s foot, boils, bronchitis, bruises, burns, catarrh, colic, cystitis, dandruff, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, earache, eczema, flatulence, flu, halitosis, headache, hypertension, inflammations, insect bites and stings, insect repellent, insomnia, laryngitis, leucorrhea, lice, lumbago, migraine, muscular aches and pains, nausea, nervous tension and stress related conditions, PMT, psoriasis, rheumatism, ringworm, scabies, sciatica, shock, sores, sprains, sunburn, throat infections, vertigo, whooping cough, and wounds.
Blends Well With - Cedarwood, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, oakmoss, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, rosewood, and sage.
Safety Data -
Lavender, spike oil
is non-toxic, non-irritant (except in concentration), and non-sensitizing. Its use while pregnant is not recommended.
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