lavender oil


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Aromatherapy An oil distilled or extracted from lavender which contains borneole, camphor, cineole, limonene, pinene, terpinenol, etc. Lavender oil has been used to relieve stress
Toxicity It should not be used internally
Fringe medicine A floral essence said to cause relaxation

lavender oil

An essential oil derived from Lavandula angustifolia, a plant with lavender flowers. The oil is used in aromatherapy to alleviate pain, e.g., during acupressure, massage, and childbirth.
See also: oil
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This, they said will be required to confirm effective proportions of lavender oil for depression.
For the past years we have been a leading manufacturer as a quantity of lavender oil produced, and our main competitor in quality is France.
According to PMR's report, global lavender oil market is expected to reach US$ 124.
Formulas include Orange and Clary Sage, Eucalyptus Mint, Lemon Verbena, Lavender Oil, Honey and Almond, and Pomegranate and Bamboo.
I also met Caroline Alexander at The Hop Shop, Castle Farm, in Kent, who showed me how lavender oils are processed.
As lavender oil has been shown to have acetylcholinesterase inhibitory, neuroprotective (from glutamate-induced toxicity) and antioxidant properties (perhaps attributed to constituent such as linalool and linalyl acetate), they chose to use extracts of Lavandula angustifolia ssp.
Although silexan is currently the only pharmaceutical quality lavender oil preparation for oral use (Kasper et al.
Cetinkaya B, Basbakkal Z The effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a treatment for infantile colic.
London, August 27 ( ANI ): English bridge players, who emerged victorious at the World Mind Sports Games, secured their success by a secret weapon - a dab of lavender oil, it has been revealed.
Lavender hedges used to serve as a form of clothes line, as newly washed items were placed over the bushes to dry, becoming impregnated with the scent of lavender oil in the process.
She is known to be a spa freak and on Valentine's Day, she soaked herself in lavender oil and aloe vera," the source said.
Unfortunately, however, the world's supply of lavender is beginning to diminish at an alarming rate and France currently exports more than 100 times more lavender oil than it actually produces.