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Lavandula officinalis (spp.)
Aroma-therapeutic
100% Pure & Natural

Lavender's soft, calming aroma has made it one of the most popular in the essential oil family. Its clean, light scent and texture make it one of the most versatile oils. Can be diffused for aromatherapy, or added to a warm bath. NOW® Lavender is 100% pure, and steam distilled to ensure high concentrations of Lavandula officinalis.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

For aromatherapy use. For all other uses, carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive, or almond oil prior to use. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference source for suggested dilution ratios.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.

Warning: Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
ALWAYS DILUTE BEFORE ANY USE OTHER THAN AROMATHERAPY.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. AVOID CONTACTWITH EYES. IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING, CONSULT A PRACTITIONERBEFORE USE. NOT FOR INTERNAL USE.

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Health Notes

Lavender

Lavender
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Insomnia
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Lavender oil's aroma is known to be calming and may be helpful in some cases of insomnia.(more)
Anxiety
Dose: Refer to label instructions
In a double-blind trial, a proprietary lavender oil preparation (silexan) provided significant symptom relief to people with generalized anxiety disorder.(more)
Anxiety
Dose: Refer to label instructions
In a double-blind trial, a proprietary lavender oil preparation (silexan) provided significant symptom relief to people with generalized anxiety disorder.(more)
Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Lavender is a gas-relieving herb that may be helpful in calming an upset stomach.(more)
Perineal Pain after Childbirth
Dose: Add several drops to a bath
In one study, adding lavender oil to a bath helped relieve perineal pain after childbirth.(more)
Insomnia
Dose: Refer to label instructions

The volatile oil of lavender contains many medicinal components, including perillyl alcohol, linalool, and geraniol. The oil's aroma is known to be calming and thus may be helpful in some cases of insomnia.1 One study of elderly people with sleeping troubles found that inhaling lavender oil was as effective as some commonly prescribed sleep medications.2 Similar results were seen in another trial that included young and middle aged people with insomnia.3 Teas made from lavender flowers or from the oil (1 to 4 drops) are approved for internal use by the German Commission E for people with insomnia.4 Internal use of essential oils can be dangerous and should be done only with the supervision of a trained herbalist or healthcare professional.

References

1. Buchbauer G, Jirovetz L, Jager W, et al. Aromatherapy: Evidence for sedative effects of the essential oil of lavender after inhalation. Z Naturforsch [C] 1991;46:1067-72.

2. Hardy M, Kirk-Smith MD, Stretch DD. Replacement of drug therapy for insomnia by ambient odour. Lancet 1995;346:701 [letter].

3. Lewith GT, Godfrey AD, Prescott P. A single-blinded, randomized pilot study evaluating the aroma of Lavandula augustifolia as a treatment for mild insomnia. J Altern Complement Med 2005;11:631-7.

4. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 159-60.

Anxiety
Dose: Refer to label instructionsIn a double-blind trial, individuals with anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder) received 80 mg per day of a proprietary lavender oil preparation (silexan, 80 mg once a day) or a low dose of an anti-anxiety drug (lorazepam, 0.5 mg once a day) for 6 weeks. Significant improvement was seen in both groups, and the degree of improvement was similar in both treatment groups.1
References

1. Woelk H, Schlafke S. A multi-center, double-blind, randomized study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder. Phytomedicine 2010;17:94-99.

Anxiety
Dose: Refer to label instructionsIn a double-blind trial, individuals with anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder) received 80 mg per day of a proprietary lavender oil preparation (silexan, 80 mg once a day) or a low dose of an anti-anxiety drug (lorazepam, 0.5 mg once a day) for 6 weeks. Significant improvement was seen in both groups, and the degree of improvement was similar in both treatment groups.1
References

1. Woelk H, Schlafke S. A multi-center, double-blind, randomized study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder. Phytomedicine 2010;17:94-99.

Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Carminatives (also called aromatic digestive tonics or aromatic bitters) may be used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, particularly when there is excessive gas. It is believed that carminative agents work, at least in part, by relieving spasms in the intestinal tract.1

There are numerous carminative herbs, including European angelica root (Angelica archangelica), anise, Basil, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, dill, ginger, oregano, rosemary, sage, lavender, and thyme.2 Many of these are common kitchen herbs and thus are readily available for making tea to calm an upset stomach. Rosemary is sometimes used to treat indigestion in the elderly by European herbal practitioners.3 The German Commission E monograph suggests a daily intake of 4-6 grams of sage leaf.4 Pennyroyal is no longer recommended for use in people with indigestion, however, due to potential side effects.

References

1. Forster HB, Niklas H, Lutz S. Antispasmodic effects of some medicinal plants. Planta Med 1980;40:303-19.

2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 425-6.

3. Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, UK: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988, 185-6.

4. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 198.

Perineal Pain after Childbirth
Dose: Add several drops to a bath

In one study, the addition of lavender oil to a bath was more effective than a placebo in relieving perineal pain after childbirth (the perineum is the area between the vulva and the anus.)1 The improvement was not statistically significant, however, so more research is needed to determine whether lavender oil is truly effective.

References

1. Dale A, Cornwell S. The role of lavender oil in relieving perineal discomfort following childbirth: A blind randomized trial. J Adv Nursing 1994;19:89-96.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Eastern European countries, particularly Bulgaria, as well as France, Britain, Australia, and Russia grow large quantities of lavender. The fragrant flowers of lavender are used in the preparation of herbal medicines.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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4.2

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reduce stress (3)

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    By Brianne.blackley

    from Ny

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    Ok

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good

    By guo_qingg

    from Raleigh

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    Pros

    • Effective
    • Fragrant
    • Simple to Use
    • Soothing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Reduce Stress

      Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

      I have been used Lavender essential oil for many years.It make me sleep well.

       
      5.0

      very good Lavender Oil with good price

      By sjeong75

      from Irvine, CA

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      Pros

      • Effective
      • Good price value

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Ease Pain
      • Reduce Stress

      Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

      Our family use Lavender Oil for release itching.
      It is best for release pain and stress.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      VERY good oil

      By juliepriola

      from Duluth, MN

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      Pros

      • Economical
      • Effective
      • Fragrant
      • Simple to Use
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne
        • Antibacterial
        • Bathroom wipes
        • Bug bites
        • Daily Use
        • Reduce Stress

        Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

        Unless you have the money to spend $$ on a very high quality essential oil, this is an excellent value and just as effective as the higher priced oils.

        I've used it directly on skin for acne, bug bites and for lessening hot flashes as it is a phytoestrogen. I put a couple of drops on my pillows each night and can feel calm and relaxation come over me when I inhale it....that is missing on nights when I don't use it.

        I also sprinkle some into my bathroom wipes as it gives a feeling of freshness....plus the antibacterial properties.

        GNC has this oil for a very low price as a one ounce bottle goes a long way. But I use it so often and in so many ways I get the 4 ounce and refill my 1 oz. bottles.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Blends Well with other EOs

        By nnekaed

        from South Carolina

        About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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        Pros

        • Neutralizes strong scents
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

        • Not effective as is

        Best Uses

        • Blends well with most EOs
        • Daily Use

        Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

        I would suggest buying a better quality Lavender EO if you want the benefits of lavender by itself.

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