Lavender, Xun Yi Cao

Lavendula officialis

Lavender is one of the most known and widely used plants for medicinal and perfumery globally. It is widely cultivated for its sweet-smelling aroma and volatile oils. This plant has a particular affinity for the brain, head and nervous system. In large dosages, it has a unique ability to stimulate the central nervous system while it relaxes the nervous system, in small dosages. Lavender is a strong ally, aiding in relieving headaches, asthma, burns, wounds and digestive upset. Further, lavender has an overall calming effect on the body. Practice being intentional when sourcing this essential oil as it is highly adulterated and is likely to have synthetic chemicals added, which can cause headaches for some.

Parts Used:

dried and fresh flowers

Key Actions & Healing Properties:

  • Carminative (relieving flatulence)
  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Calms the spirit and soothes Liver Qi
  • Central nervous system (CNS) stimulant and relaxant
  • Antiseptic & antibacterial
  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Relieves muscles spasms
  • Antioxidant
  • Burns, cuts, and scrapes on skin