Lavender Essential Oil Therapeutic Properties

(Lavendula angustifolia)
image of lavender blooms


Analgesic, Anti-Coagulant, Anti-Convulsive, Anti-Depressant, Anti-Fungal, Antihistamine, Anti-Infectious, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-Spasmodic, Antitoxic, Cardiotonic, Regenerative, Sedative

Traditional Medicinal Plant Healing Heritage

Body Systems Affected

Cardiovascular System, Emotional Balance, Nervous System, Skin

French Medical Uses

Acne, Allergies, Burns (cell renewal), Cramps (legs), Dandruff, Diaper rash, Flatulence, Hair loss, Herpes, Indigestion, Insomnia, Blood pressure (lower), Lymphatic system drainage, Pre-Menstrual & Menopausal symptoms, Mouth abscess, Nausea, Phlebitis, Scarring (minimizes), Stretch marks, Tachycardia, Thrush, Water retention

Other Health Uses

  • Arthritis/Rheumatism; Convulsions; Influenza; Typhoid fever,
  • Cardiovascular System: Headaches; Heart (irregularity); Fainting;  reduce high blood pressure
  • Digestive support: gallstones, nausea
  • Muscular: Aches & pains, cramps (legs & menstrual)
  • Oral health: cold sores, mouth injuries
  • Respiratory, Ear, Nose & Throat Issues: asthma; bronchitis, hay fever & allergies;laryngitis, earaches; throat infections, tuberculosis;Whooping cough
  • Skin regeneration: acne, abscesses-boils, blisters, bruises, burns (cell renewal / scar prevention), carbuncles, cuts, scrapes,, eczema, herpes cold sores, hives, insect bites & bee stings, infections, psoriasis, sunburns/sunstroke; sprains;
  • Stress & Anxiety related issues: depression, hysteria, insomnia, migraine headaches, tension.


Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Tenth Edition by Alan & Connie Higley. Abundant Health, OCT 2006.

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