External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Lavender Oil

Synonyms
Lavandula
Composition
Lavandulae aetheroleum 10%
Manufacturer(s)
WALA, Weleda, others

Guiding principle

The wonderful blue of lavender may remind us of Provence, or of a summer sky, with its unending vastness, which can be mirrored in the soul and manifest as deep relaxation. The plant raises its blossoms far above its leaf region (the vegetative region) concentrating essential oils in them (in contrast to Rosemary, which concentrates its essential oils in the leaves and has a rousing influence). The absorbed light forces have a calming, loosening and relaxing effect.

Indications and application

Agitation

Agitation in people who are dying

Anxiety

Bronchial asthma

Bronchitis

Circulatory disorders

Cold feet

Cold legs and feet

Coldness, inner

Constipation

Convalescence

Cough, dry

Decubitus prophylaxis, support for

Difficulty falling asleep

Edema

Exhaustion

Heart complaints, nervous

Heavy, tired legs

Hemiparesis

Labor inducing

Lymph congestion

Obsessive thoughts

Pain, in knees and lower legs

Paralysis, loose

Pseudocroup

Restless legs syndrome

Sleep disorders

Spasticity

Thrombosis prophylaxis, support for

Tracheobronchitis