Lavender Spike - Lavendula latifolia

Spike Lavender is mostly distilled from wild plants. The main difference between spike lavender and true Lavender is the high camphor and 1,8-cineole content of Spike Lavender.  Spike Lavender was an ingredient in the famous Oleum Spicae which was used for the treatment of old sprains and stiff joints.

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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.

Clinical Studies:

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.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

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.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
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    Lavender Spike - Lavendula latifolia

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    Spike Lavender is mostly distilled from wild plants. The main difference between spike lavender and true Lavender is the high camphor and 1,8-cineole content of Spike Lavender.  Spike Lavender was an ingredient in the famous Oleum Spicae which was used for the treatment of old sprains and stiff joints.

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