Tincture of Lavender flowers (Lavandula angustifolia) 1:3 45%
Lavandula angustifolia, organic grain alcohol
Daily adult dose: 2 - 3ml three times per day before meals, unless otherwise directed.
No known contrindications.
Common name: Lavender, English Lavender
Part used: Flowers
Habitat: Originally from the western mediterranean, lavender is now grown throughout the world.
Constituents: Volatile Oil, Coumarins, Tannins, Triterpenes, Flavonoids, Sesquiterpenes, Peholic acids including rosmarinic acid, Essential Oil, Monoterpenols
Actions: Antibacterial, Carminative, Antiseptic, Spasmolytic, Rubefacient, Antidepressant, Relaxant, Nervine, Antirheumatic
• Depressive headache and migraines
• Tension headache
• Flatulent dyspepsia
• Irritability and excitablity
• Burns and sunburn
• Insect bites and stings
The carminative properties of lavender are due to the presence of volatile oils, which (like many other member of the mint family) stimulate digestion, soothe the gut and reduce inflammation and bloating. Lavender is sometimes added to digestive bitters for this purpose. It is also mildly anti-spasmodic, and is a useful herb for griping stomach pains - although if these symptoms persist medical help should also be sought.
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