Friday, September 5, 2014
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
is one of the most popular and most widely used versatile oils, suitable for everyday use. It has analgesic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial, epithelial wound healing and regenerative effects (especially after burning). Lavender oil helps lower high blood pressure control heart function. It is perfect for the everyday care for any skin type (cleansing, nourishing and regenerating effect) and for some skin diseases - dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, acne etc. Very interesting is how Dr. René-Maurice Gattefossé discovered the virtues of the essential oil of lavender in cases of skin burning. He badly burned his hand during an experiment in a lab and plunged his hand into the nearest tub of liquid, which just happened to be lavender essential oil. He was later amazed at how quickly his burn healed and with very little scarring.
Besides above properties lavender oil is one of the strongest oils for relaxing and balancing the nervous system. Especially suitable for insomnia, depression and all stress-related psychological conditions.