10 Good Links of Lavender’s Usefulness in Childbirth
Evidence from multiple high-quality randomized trials suggests a role for lavender essential oil in the treatment of anxiety disorders. The calming effect of lavender without sedation is discussed, as well as lack of dependence.
A 2016 clinic trial of 140 women.
Small but fascinating study.
Blends accumulate the active components such as linalool and linalyl acetate (such as in lavender essential oil) and combine the active constituents of more than one oil.
Lavender contains a high proportion of linalool that effects antimicrobial efficacy of essential oils, which shows the increased therapeutic potential of essential oil blends.
“…lavender oil has been successfully used in wound healing at 4%, with no adverse effects. Dermatological testing also reveals a lack of irritation. In a 48 hour occlusive patch test on 50 Italian volunteers, undiluted lavender oil produced no adverse reactions.” A link to the amazing Tisserand Institute. Many aromatherapy information goodies to be found on this website.
Distilled. Gentler to use than the essential oil. Also called hydrolat and flower water.