Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lavender absolute oil or dark green Lavender oil

Lavender Absolute Oil, lavendula officinalis, is a thick dark green liquid, almost black in color oil. Do not confuse with lavender essential oil. It has a sweet, floral, but a crisp herbal scent with a balsamic undertone. Lavender oil is relaxing and soothing and can be helpful in reducing stress and high blood pressure. Lavender absolute is considerably stronger and more viscous (thick) than the essential oil. Many individuals use lavender to promote a blissful sleep and serenity. Powerful, yet mildly antiseptic, it can be used directly on the skin for urgent needs such as bee stings, minor cuts and burns. Lavender oil promotes a sense of calm and relaxation.
Lavender absolute oil, lavendula officinalis, blends well with most essential oils, especially citrus and florals; chamomile, clary sage, geranium, pine, rosemary and patchouli, clove, cedarwood, labdanum, oakmoss, and vetiver.
Lavender oil cautions - Generally considered safe but avoid high doses during pregnancy because it is a uterine stimulant.
Lavender oil properties - Analgesic, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, antimicrobal, anti- rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrizing, cordial, cytophylactic, diuretic, emmenagogue, deodorant, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, parasticide, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary.

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