lavendula officinalis/angustifolia- source: lavender is a member of the mint family and native to the mediteranean. this popular ornamental is an essential part of perfumes, potpourri, and sachets, as well as being an ancient greco-roman medicine.
dosage: capsules: 800 mg daily. tincture: 10-30 drops, 3-4 times daily.
may be applied directly on the skin or diluted; 20 drops of essential oil in 20 drops of a carrier oil. lavender oil is an external antiseptic and pain reliever. the tincture is used internally as a relaxant and antidepressant.
safety: do not use internally during pregnancy due to its emmenagogue effects" (hershoff & rotelli, 2001)..
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