History: It has an old herbal history. It was part of the "oleum spica" a mixture of spike lavender and turpentine used for paralyzed limbs, old sprains, stiff joints and to grow hair. Currently listed to aid in flatulent dyspepsia, colic, depressive headaches and rheumatic pain (external use).
Characteristics: A top note of strong aroma, Spike Lavender has a fresh, herbaceous odor similar to lavender.
Indications: Used for abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete's foot, boils, bruises, burns, dandruff, dermatitis, earache, eczema, inflammation, insect bites, insect repellent, lice, ringworm, sunburns, wounds, lumbago, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, halitosis, throat infections, abdominal cramps, colic, flatulence, flu, depression, headache, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension and shock.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.
Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
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