A member of the Mint family, Lavender has small aromatic buds that have a myriad of uses both internal and external.
- Nervousness/Anxiety, with digestive upset
- Headache (external)
- Pulls/Sprains/Contusions (external)
- Burns (external)
- Essential Oil: topical use as needed
- Ointment: as needed
- Spirit (tincture): 10-20 drops 2-3 times a day
Lavender filled pillows, or eye-packs are known for their relaxing and soothing properties. Lavender water can be used in baking to add a delightful hint of flavor. Lavender can also be added to teas.
The internal use of the essential oil/spirit is not recommended during pregnancy due to that fraction's possibility of stimulating the menses
Information from "Herbal Medicine - Trends and Traditions" by Charles W. Kane