The lovely blossoms of Lavendula angustifolia exude a fragrance which eases tension from the mind as if lifting a veil allowing the scent and color frequency to travel throughout the bodies we posses. Lavender is a well known essential oil, yet there are remarkable differences in the effects of different types. Lavender Vera, which translates as true lavender, is what I became accustomed to when first practicing the art of aromatherapy and is what I use in my Nature’s Spirit formulations. True lavender will flourish mainly in France and also in Bulgaria, mellowed by the long daylight hours in high altitude with moderate rainfall and sandy soil Lavender will thrive. Different regions of course produce plants which have slightly varied naturally occurring chemical constituents. All true Lavender (Vera) holds the vibrational energy that they are imbued with.
Mercury, the planet of communication rules Lavender, allowing the scent waves to touch the cerebral spinal nerves of the brain assisting with the balance of the body and its coordination with the senses. The high vibration allows an etheric peacefulness to blanket and soothe the whole being. Lavender calms the mind and will help to reduce anxiety, stress and promote sleep. It is believed that the Romans and the Benedictine monks introduced this botanical to the rest of Europe. Lavender “Vera” is one of the most magnificent time honored healing essential oils which brings forth peace and a bountiful array of healthful factors. This beautiful herbaceous plant exhibits many remarkable qualities. As an adaptogen Lavender helps to regulate and balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Being an incredible nervine it will soothe and relax the mind, often easing headaches. Psychologically Lavender is regarded as stabilizer of emotions with balancing qualities for the Spirit and Heart.
Herbalist regards Lavender as one of the most useful and versatile essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Lavender is the essential oil most commonly associated with treating burns and healing the skin.The cytophylactic actions increase the rapidness of tissue repair and stimulation of the growth of new cells will maximize wellness and assist in scar prevention and reduction.The antiseptic and analgesic properties will ease the pain of a burn and prevent infection. The burn that often occurs during radiation may be prevented and possibly eliminated through the actions of this true botanical. Because it is effective in treating wounds from burns it only makes sense to realize that is will help prevent sunburn too. Fortunately this dominating regenerative function is extraordinarily useful for most skin conditions. True Lavender is remarkable as a first aid component with antiviral traits that are known to reduce chicken pox, as it quickens the healing process.The application of the pure essential oil (in a carrier base) activates the corium function (dermis) the layer of skin below the epidermis. It is a valuable insect deterrent and also helpful in treating insect bites and other skin eruptions.
On a biological level it is important to note that there is activation of all venous circulation in all blood organs especially the liver, spleen and pancreas with the use of this plant. Amazingly, it is also noted to help sugar metabolism with the liver/islets of langerhons. It corresponds with sympathetic estrogen (female) therefore it assists in hormonal balance.
quote from Gumbel: “The oil causes an extension of blood vessels, especially veins and capillaries, so that intensive metabolism between nourishing and purifying blood and body cells becomes possible.” Many uses for Lavender include the perfuming and purifying of garments, especially shawls and hats as these blossoms are also insect deterrents.