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lavender

/lav·en·der/ (lav´en-der)
1. any plant of the genus Lavandula.
2. a preparation of the flowers of L. angustifolia or of the lavender oil extracted from them; used for loss of appetite, dyspepsia, nervousness, and insomnia; also widely used in folk medicine.
A perennial herb that contains coumarins—e.g., coumarin and umbelliferone, flavonoids, tannins, triterpenoids, and volatile oils. Lavender is said to have antibacterial, carminative and sedative effects

lavender,

n Latin names:
Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula latifolia, Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula stoechas; part used: flowers; uses: sedative, anxiolytic, insomnia, appetite stimulant, aromatherapy; precautions: CNS depression. Also called
aspic, echter lavendel, English lavender, esplieg, French lavender, garden lavender, lavanda, lavande commun, lavandin, nardo, Spanish lavender, spigo, spike lavender, or
true lavender.
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Silexan and lavender oils were diluted with 1% Tween 80 (v/v).
Moreover, these in vivo observations suggested that lavender oils could exert protective effects against oxidative and free radical injuries occurring in dementia conditions induced by scopolamine administration (Hritcu et al.
Lavender oil has many uses, both physical and emotional.
For insect bites, combine it with lavender oil and dilute with a carrier oil before applying.
Finally, we reported that DNA cleavage patterns is absent in the scopolamine treated-rats exposed to lavender oils (LOT and L02), suggesting that lavender oils possess antiapoptotic and neuroprotective activity.
The best lavender oils are French, and organically grown at a high altitude.
Lavender oil is one of the best guarantees of a restful night's sleep.
Based on the observed clinical effects, it has been speculated that lavender oil may exert benzodiazepine-like action including the known dependence and abuse potential of this class of drugs.
The use of lavender oil by oral intake, inhalation or topical application for the treatment of anxiety and improvement of sleep quality as well as an agent with calming, mood enhancing, spasmolytic, antihypertensive, antimicrobial, analgesic and wound healing effects has a long tradition (Sasannejad et al.
60 min after the silexan and lavender oils inhalation, rats were placed at the juncture of the open and closed arms and the amount of time spent on the open arms was recorded during a 5-min test, as previously described (Ciobica et al.
The possible antidepressant effects of the lavender oils were assessed, basically using the same method described by Campos (Campos et al.
The pump spray gives a powerful and delicious blast of lemongrass and lavender oils which instantly takes away nasty niffs, while aloe vera, witch hazel, cucumber and menthol cool hot, sticky and sweaty tootsies.