I’ll spare you a gruesome photo but this week I’ve been treating an infected wound with the help of lavender oil.
Lavender is a very popular essential oil with a wide and versatile range of uses.
I included lavender along with Calendula officinalis and Commiphora molmol to make a poultice for a patient who had an infected wound. Calendula, Commiphora (myrrh) and lavender are all antiseptic and help with wound healing.
As well as being antiseptic, lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nervous system, making it useful for alleviating stress and anxiety.