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.