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Lavender flower
Lavandulae flos
Lavendelblten
Published December 5, 1984;
Revised March 13, 1990
Name of Drug

Lavandulae flos, lavender flower.  

Composition of Drug

Lavender flower consists of the dried flower of Lavandula angustifolia Miller [Fam.  Lamiaceae], gathered shortly before fully unfolding, as well as its preparations in effective dosage.  

The drug contains at least 1.5 percent (v/w) essential oil with linalyl acetate, linalool, camphor, -ocimene, and 1,8-cineol as its main components.  Furthermore, the drug contains about 12 percent tannins unique to the family Lamiaceae.  

Internal:

  • Mood disturbances such as restlessness or insomnia, functional abdominal complaints (nervous stomach irritations, Roehmheld syndrome, meteorism, nervous intestinal discomfort).  

For balneotherapy:

  • Treatment of functional circulatory disorders.  

Contraindications

None known.  

Side Effects

None known.  

Interactions with Other Drugs
Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Internal:

  • As tea:1 - 2 teaspoons of drug per cup of water.  
  • Lavender oil:1 - 4 drops (ca.  20 - 80 mg), e.g., on a sugar cube.  

External use as bath additive:

  • 20 - 100 g of drug for a 20 liter bath.  

Mode of Administration

As herb for preparations of tea, as extract and as bath additive.  

Note:Combinations with other sedative and/or carminative herbs may be beneficial.  

Actions

Internal:

  • Sedative
  • Antiflatulent

Approved Herbs with Similar Side Effects
as Lavender flower
Approved Herbs with Similar Contraindications
as Lavender flower