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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.

  • It can help relax the mind and the body and improve your overall sleep.

  • It can help relieve tension headaches when massaged into the temples.

  • Herbalists use the flowers as a tea or a tincture as well as the essential oil.


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