Lavandula Angustifolia, also known as the "True Lavender" has been used for over 2000 years. It has been used as a perfume and as a wash for the skin by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. During the Renaissance, it was used to combat against infections during the Plaque. French Lavender is the oldest known variety. It is also known as the most highly valued lavender, common in the Midi region of France, is found at an altitude of between 700 and 1,400 metres (2,000 to 4,000 feet).
Active Molecules: ethers of linalyl and geranyl (35 to 55% of linalyl acetate), geraniol, linalol, cineol, d-borneol, limonene, I-pinene, caryophyllene, butyric, and valeric esters, coumarin
Internal Use: Antispasmodic, Analgesic, Antiseptic, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Cardiotonic, Anti-Rheumatic, Anti-Migrane, Vermifuge, Emmenogogue, and hypotensive.
External Use: Cicatrising, Antiseptic, Disinfectant, Parasiticide, Insecticide, Antivenomous, and Nervine*
*Information given is the historical use of medicinal herbs. This information is for educational purposes only, not FDA approved. We do not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please use all essential oils under the advice and council of your local herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, spiritual advisor, and/or doctor.