Health Benefits of Lavandin Essential Oil
The health benefits of Lavandin Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti depressant, anti septic, analgesic, cicatrisant, expectorant, nervine and vulnerary.
The Lavandin plant from which this essential oil is obtained is not a natural plant in the true sense, because it was born as a result of hybridization of two plants with scientific names Lavandula Angustifolia and Lavandula Latifolia done by scientists. That is why Lavandin is scientifically known as Lavandula Hybrida and Lavandula Hortensis.
The aroma and medicinal properties of Lavandin is quite similar to those of Lavender, but are more intense and sharp, since it is a hybrid. The main components of this oil are Lavandulol, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Camphor, Cineole, Caryophyllene, Camphene, Dipentene, Limonene, Ocimene and Terpinene.
Health benefits of lavandin essential oil
Let us now see how it is similar or advantageous to its cousin Lavender in terms of medicinal properties.
Antidepressant: Lavandin Oil boosts self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength and efficiently fights depression. This can be very helpful to drive away depression for those who are suffering from depression due to failure in career or love, insecurity, loneliness, stagnation, someone’s death or any other reason. This also relieves anxiety. Being an anti depressant, it can be systematically administered to patients of acute depression who are undergoing rehabilitation
Antiseptic: Essential Oil of Lavandin has certain compounds which contribute to its anti septic properties. By virtue of this property, Lavandin Oil can protect wounds from being septic. It is found effective in preventing incisions from being septic or getting infected from tetanus, particularly after surgery, caesarian deliveries and other wounds.
Analgesic: Analgesic simply means an agent that reduces pain and inflammation. Lavandin Essential Oil helps reduce pain in muscles, joints, toothache and headache etc. resulting from viral infections like cough & cold, influenza, fever, pox etc.
Cicatrisant: This is an interesting property of Lavandin Oil. It makes the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox etc. on the skin to fade away. This includes fading away of stretch marks and surgery marks, fat cracks etc. associated with pregnancy and delivery.
Expectorant: Drives away cough and phlegm deposited in the respiratory tracts and lungs. Also gives relief in bronchitis and congestion of nasal tract, larynx and pharynx, bronchi and lungs. It also gives relief from body pain, headache, toothache and rise in body temperature associated with cold.
Nervine: A nervine is an agent which keeps the nervous system in order and in good health. Lavandin Oil acts as a tonic for the nerves and the nervous system. It helps cure many nervous disorders such as shaking hands or limbs, nervousness, vertigo, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and convulsions, sluggishness, lack of reflexes etc. It strengthens nerves and activates them.
Vulnerary: Lavandin Oil speeds up healing of wounds, cut and surgical incisions and protects them from infections. This property makes it a vulnerary. This is aided by its other properties like anti septic and Cicatrisant.
Other Benefits: Relieves phlegm, cramps, stiffness and pain in muscles and helps cure sinusitis, dermatitis and cold etc.
Few Words of Caution: Although there are no known adverse side effects, still it should be avoided during pregnancy. It is non-irritating, non-toxic and non-sensitizing.
Blending: The Lavandin Oil blends perfectly well with essential oils of Bergamot, Citronella, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Pine, Jasmine, Thyme and Patchouli.