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English: Lavender.

French: Lavande.

From the family of Labiadas.

To clean wounds and sores. Antiseptic.

Used Part.

The flowers.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0, 5 - 0, 7%) ketones (camphor, fenchona) alcohols (borneol Terpinol) Tannins, resins.

Drug Action.

The essential oil is responsible for aperitive his action, eupéptica, carminativa, spasmolytic, expectorant, bactericide, and topically, vulnerary (antiseptic and healing)


Dyspepsia hiposecretoras, meteorism, gastrointestinal spasms. Bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In topical application: disinfection and helps the healing of wounds.


Pregnancy, infancy, children under six years (by pure essential oil internally)

Caution / Poisoning.

The essential oil in high doses can be neurotoxic.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use: Infusion of 5%, two or three cups a day.

External use: cleaning the wounds with alcohol solution of the essence.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, p. 326.

Fernandez, M; Nieto, A. Medicinal Plants. Pamplona: Ediciones Universidad de Navarra, 1982, p. 109.

Le Floc'h, E. Etude Ethnobotanique une contribution to the Flore Tunisienne. Imprimerie officielle de la République Tunisienne, 1983, pp. 208 - 9.

Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, p. 251.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take III. Paris: Masson, 1971, p. 264.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Figuerola, R. Guide to Medicinal Plants of Valencia. Valencia: Las Provincias, 1996, p. 194.

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