Brand and Other Names:Lavandula officinalis
- Classes: Neurology & Psychiatry, Herbals
Lavender tea: 1 cup PO qD-TID; 1 - 2 tsp whole herb / 8 oz boiling water
Inhalation: Dried flowers in 2-3 cups of boilling water
Topical application: 1 - 4 drops / tsp of base oil (almond or olive); ONLY use externally or by inhalation
Internal & External Use
Tincture (1:4); 20 - 40 drops, TID
Anxiety, depression, headache, insomnia
Infectious disease (bacterial and viral)
Effective as natural bug repellent
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
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