Spike lavender or Lavandula spica – recently named lavender latifolia – is a very fragrant floral plant. Originally from the Iberian Peninsula, it is mainly found on the European continent and in Yugoslavia. It blooms in the meadows, among the dry grasses. Its size is approximately 60 cm x 60 cm, depending on the climate. Very aromatic, lavender flowers are concentrated in camphor and 1.8 cineole. The essential oil is extracted by evaporation.
The latter is rich in linalool and aromatic compounds. It is used in traditional medicine. So she fight against viral and microbial infections. It also has antiseptic and abortive properties. It is effective against bites and superficial wounds. In the field of health, it acts as a tonic and immune stimulant.
In which cases should spike lavender essential oil be indicated?
Spike lavender essential oil is especially indicated in case of skin problems. It quickly treats eczema, acne, insect bites and itching. In addition, it also promotes the healing of burns, in the absence of open wounds. It treats sunburn and different types of dermatoses.
In some cases, spike lavender essential oil may be indicated for treat ENT disorders. Its expectorant property allows it to quickly clear the airways in case of allergies or bronchitis. It is recommended to treat ENT infections (laryngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, etc.).
In adults, it can decrease nervous abdominal spasms. It treats migraine and headaches. In local application, it relieves the muscle aches and cramps. It acts on the nervous system by reducing the symptoms.
How to get the maximum benefits from spike lavender essential oil?
The treatment with spike lavender essential oil depends on each individual case. The medical situation, the age and the physical and psychological conditions of each patient are taken into consideration. When in doubt, always seek the advice of a therapist. Before first use, always perform a 48-hour patch test.
In the bath, the association of a drop oflavender essential oil and rose essence significantly reduces fatigue. A few drops of lavender essential oil can reduce stress and anxiety attacks. In local application, it repels insects – one drop of HE for 4 drops of HV). Spike lavender essential oil can be used in the diffuser. In general, apply the oil mixture directly to the affected part.
The precautions to take
In high doses, lavender essential oil can cause irritation. For oral administration, seek the advice of a doctor beforehand. It is also not recommended for inhalation.
Spike lavender essential oil is contraindicated for children under 3 years old and for pregnant women.