—Lavendula Vera. It is a well-known, small, rubby, perennial plant, a native of the South of Europe, andultivated in our gardens for the sake of its perfume.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Lavender:
Its flowers contain a volatile oil, stained by distilling. It is warm, aromatic, and carminitive. is used as a stimulant in debility, lowness of spirits, and her nervous affections. It invigorates the stomach, and removes obstructions from the liver and spleen. The oil is goodfor toothache. The distilled water removes hoarseness, loss ofvoice, faintings, trembling, etcetera. It removes obstruction of urine,and flatulency.
The Oil and also the Compound Tincture maybe obtained at the shops; the latter preparation is known by the name of " Lavender Drops," which are very useful in languors and faintings. It is a useful addition to stomachic infusions, as infusion of gentian, cascarilla, etcetera. The oil of Lavender, with equal quantities of Lard and Butter of Cocoa, makes a good application to stimulate the growth of the hair.
The information contained on this web site is for educational purposes
only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases. Any
information presented is not a substitute for professional medical advice
and should not take the place of any prescribed medication. Please do not
use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease
without consultation with your physician.
This page and the rest of the encyclopedia of medicinal herbs was reproduced from old herbals written in the 1700 and 1800s. They are of historical interest to show the traditional uses of various herbs based on folk medicine and ancient wisdom. However the traditional uses for these herbs have not been confirmed by medical science and in some cases may actually be dangerous. Do not use the these herbs for any use, medicinal or otherwise, without first consulting a qualified doctor.
Browse Herbs Alphabetically: