Essential oil of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Essential oil of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

The major components of lavender essential oil are linalool, linalyl acetate, camphor, and terpinen-4-ol. Other components from which it derives its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral qualities are 1,8-cineole, geraniol lavandulyl acetate, cis-ocimene and limonene.

The following benefits are associated with lavender oil:

  • Improving general skin condition, restoring skin complexion - by virtue of its high antioxidant and strong antimicrobial properties
  • Treating skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema
  • Effective treatment of antifungal-resistant skin and nail diseases
  • Treating sunburn and healing dry, cracked lips
  • Healing burns and wounds
  • Firming muscles
  • Slowing down the physical signs of aging
  • Relieving problems related to throat infections, e.g. tonsillitis and laryngitis
  • Relieving congestion-related respiratory problems, e.g. flu, cough, asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough
  • Boosting the immune system against rare bacterial and viral diseases, e.g. diphtheria, typhoid and tuberculosis
  • Lowering blood pressure and assisting in hypertension treatment
  • Improving sleep quality - enhancing mood
  • Treating urinary disorders - stimulating urine production to help relieve symptoms like cramps
  • Relieving stomach distress - controlling nausea, indigestion, colic and diarrhea
  • Reducing muscle tension and soreness
  • Improving stress and depression symptoms
  • Relieving pain- soothing headaches, backaches, migraines, and joint pain
  • Preventing and treating hair loss
  • Clearing dandruffs
  • Treating nits, lice, and lice eggs
  • Repelling midges, moths, mosquitoes, and other bugs