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Lavender

 

Lavendula augustfolia

A wonderful relaxing plant. That has been used for a long time traditionally as a relaxant and wound healer. The essential oil has a long history in folk and traditional use for a wide range of conditions. It’s properties were considered to include analgesia, antibacterial, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti fungal, carminative, cicatrizant(wound healing) and sedation. 


Lavendula comes from the latin lavare meaning to wash, pertaining to the use lavender as an antiseptic and disinfectant wash which dates back centuries to the ancient Arabians, Greeks and Romans. In Persia the plant was included in The Canon of Medicine by the alchemist and physician Avicenna. 


In 1932 the French perfumer Renee Gattefosse suffered burns and applied the pure essential oil. He rediscovered the analgesic and cicatrizing actions and this lead to publications and a revival of the essential oil for this use. Today lavender is cultivated in many parts of the world and is used in the therapeutic and cosmetic industries. 


The inclusion in the NUDE SOUL bar is because of the many healing qualities when taken in tea or powder. It helps relax digestion as well as have a general relaxing quality and an uplifting effect. It also works well with Chamomile to achieve this in the NUDE SOUL bar.

- By Natasha Lloyd (BS) Herbal Medicine,
Licensed Herbalist at NUDE LLC