lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

« Lavender is grown widely for its beauty, fragrances and for medicinal purposes »

Common name(s): lavander, true lavender, garden lavender, English lavender


Family: Lamiaceae


Origin: Mediterranean Europe


Parts used: aerial


Constituents: linalool, linalyl acetate, cineole, borneol, caffeic acid, limonene, coumarins, vitamins (A, C), minerals (iron, magnesium, calcium), omega-3 fats, amino acids, antioxidants


Therapeutic actions: antibacterial, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, vermifuge, carminative, diuretic, antispasmodic 


Organs or systems affected: cardiovascular system, respiratory system, muscles, central nervous system, hair, skin


Main medicinal uses:

  • repairs skin
  • promotes better sleep
  • reduces headaches and migraines
  • detoxifies the body
  • relaxes the mind and alleviates stress

Counterindications: .Generally regarded as safe when consumed in normal daily amounts. Avoid use during pregnancy.


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