Lavender oil is the most versatile essential oil used in aromatherapy today, and has been known for centuries as a 'medicine chest in a bottle'. The 'Spike' Lavender variety may be the more 'medicinal' of the lavender family, with enhanced antiseptic properties due to its chemical structure. It has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, psychological balancing agent, analgesic and sedative to relax the nervous system. To help combat the flu virus, Dr. K.Schnaubelt suggests a generous and repeated rub of Spike Lavender, Eucaluptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Dives, and Thyme in carrier oil applied 40 to 50 drops at a time to the torso while using the undiluted blend as an inhaler. To treat headaches, blend Spike Lavender with peppermint; and for an excellent anti-inflammatory and efficient painkiller blend with Rosemary.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Analgesic, Anticonvulsive, Antidepressant, Antimicrobial, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Anti toxic, Carminative, Cholagogue, Choleretic, Cicatrisant,, Cytophylactic, Deodorant, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Hypotensive, Insecticide, Nervine, Parasiticide, Rubefacient, Sedative, Stimulant, Sudorific, Tonic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.
The distinctive difference between this latifolia and other Lavender varieties is its superior antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
- Effective at cleaning and healing wounds and burns
- Repels insects
- Uplifting and calming
- Effective at lifting depression and resultant headaches
Muscles and Joints
- Dissipates arthritic and connective tissue pain (localized and generalized rheumatism)
- Quells flatulent dyspepsia and colic
- Loosens and expels mucus congestion from chest, lungs and bronchial tubes