The Medicinal Use of Lavender

The Medicinal Use of Lavender

The Medicinal Use of Lavender find a wide range of applications in Phytotherapy is grown widely in Turkey.

The major components of lavender are linalyl acetate and linalool.
The use of plants in maintaining a healthy state and disease is as old as human history.
For use of plants in diseases, quality (contamination)prevention, the content of the product used, or the amount of the active substance, ie standardization), safety and effectiveness.
Standardized herbal products are available in pharmacies and markets.
(European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy), Commission E and World Health Organization (WHO).
The widespread use and use of plants that cause abuse to be owned by physicians.
In our country, it is necessary to carry out studies to identify, standardize and present monographs of herbal products used in the region.
In this review, information about lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia Miller), which is widely used in phytotherapy, is given in monographs.
 (Lavandula Angustifolia Miller) The part of the plant used is dried flowers (Flos Lavandulae) and essential oil (Aetheroleum Lavandulae).

Medical Use of Lavender;

Active ingredients: 1‐3% volatile oil (30‐55% linalyl acetate, 20‐50% linalol are major constituents).
Lavender is one of the 15 most traded oil in the world. It is frequently used in cosmetics and perfume industry.
Lavandula stoechas and Lavandula angustifolia are the main species.
Medical use supported by clinical data Not reported.

Traditional use

The use of lavender drugs is based on “traditional use..
Conventional use; Although there is insufficient evidence of clinical trials, this means that there is evidence that herbal medicines have been safely used for a long time (at least 30 years, bu in the European Union for at least 15 years ”) and are effective.
It does not require medical supervision for its intended use.
Used for mild stress, restlessness, burnout and insomnia.
Precautions Information on drug and laboratory test interactions, carcinogenic, mutagenic and impaired fertility, pediatric use or teratogenic effects on pregnancy is not available.
Lavender preparations during pregnancy or lactation safety has not been established.
It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation.


Hypersensitivity to the plant.
May be abortive, not used during pregnancy.
Bathing in open wounds and serious skin infections Kondrendik is.
This may adversely affect the machine’s ability to operate.
There is not enough data about the drives.

Undesirable effects:

No known side effects.
If side effects are suspected, consult a physician.
No cases of overdose have been reported.


In children over 12 years and adults: 1-2 teaspoons of dried drog can be taken 3 times a day as an oral infusion.
Not recommended for use under 12 years of age.

Freshly prepared each time to avoid bacterial contamination.
 In general, 2% (2 parts dried plant organs + 100 parts water) are used.
 Roughly 1 – 2 teaspoons of dried herb on top of a glass of boiling water (about 150 ml) is added.
– The teapot or cup is closed and 5‐10 min. It is suspended.
– Filter and cool after drinking sip.
It should be consumed without sugar.

Ointment containing essential oil used in musculoskeletal pain is available in pharmacies in the form of combined preparations (Aetheroleum Thymi, Oleoresin Capsici, Aetheroleum Eucalyptus, Aetheroleum Lavandulae, Aetheroleum Terebinthinae).
Plant bath; Approximately 20-100 grams of herbs for bathing, tea, such as tea for 5‐10 minutes (2-3 liters of boiled water) is left.
and 20 lt of bath water.
Once a day, recommended for 10‐20 minutes.
Recommended bath temperature: 35‐38 ° C.
Cautions Dried drugs (roots, bark, seeds, leaves, flowers, etc.) usually maintain their treatment properties for 1 year.
For this reason, the date of collection 1 year past drugs should not be used for therapeutic purposes.
If not specifically indicated, the drugs should not be used for more than 4-6 weeks.


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