Tincture of Lavender flowers (Lavandula angustifolia) 1:4 45%
Lavandula angustifolia, organic grain alcohol
Daily adult dose: 2 - 3ml three times per day before meals, unless otherwise directed.
No known contrindications.
The main parts used are the blue flowers. This herb has many uses, culinary and medicinal, and the essential oil is popularly used as an inhalant to help with sleep, anxiety, stress and headaches. the main herbal action for lavender as a tincture are:
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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