Lavandin essential oil is one wonderful therapeutic oil that has many uses and properties that many other essential oils don’t. The oil is known for being highly antiseptic in nature and hence heals many physical injuries with utmost efficiency.
Lavandin a hybrid plant developed by crossing true lavender with spike lavender or aspic. Its flowers may be blue like true lavender or greyish like aspic. Essential oil extracted through steam distillation from the fresh and flowering tops. Commonly grown in France, it dates from the 1820’s.
- Cicatrisant: This is an interesting property of Lavandin Oil. It makes the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox etc. on the skin to fade away. This includes fading away of stretch marks and surgery marks, fat cracks etc. associated with pregnancy and delivery.
- Expectorant: Drives away cough and phlegm deposited in the respiratory tracts and lungs. Also gives relief in bronchitis and congestion of nasal tract, larynx and pharynx, bronchi and lungs. It also gives relief from body pain, headache, toothache and rise in body temperature associated with cold.
- Nervine: A nervine is an agent which keeps the nervous system in order and in good health. Lavandin Oil acts as a tonic for the nerves and the nervous system. It helps cure many nervous disorders such as shaking hands or limbs, nervousness, vertigo, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and convulsions, sluggishness, lack of reflexes etc. It strengthens nerves and activates them.
- Vulnerary: Lavandin Oil speeds up healing of wounds, cut and surgical incisions and protects them from infections. This property makes it a vulnerary. This is aided by its other properties like anti septic and Cicatrisant.
Lavandin essential oil, Lavandin hybrida, seems to have properties that combine those of the true Lavandin and the aspic. It has aromatic, carminative and nervine properties. Though largely used in perfumery, it is now not much employed internally, except as a flavouring agent, occurring occasionally in pharmacy to cover disagreeable odors in ointments and other compounds. The essential oil, proves admirably restorative and tonic against faintness, palpitations of a nervous sort, weak giddiness, spasms and colic. It is agreeable to the taste and smell, provokes appetite, raises the spirits and dispels flatulence.
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