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100% Pure Lavender Oil
Lavandula spp.

Lavender is derived from the Latin word "lavare", which means to wash. It was the favored fragrance of Rome and was added to bathwater for a fresh, clean aroma. NOW® Lavender Oil is steam distilled from Lavender plants. This French essential oil is 100% pure.

* 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.

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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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NOW FOODS, BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108
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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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Ratings and Reviews

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NNFNow® Lavender Oil
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fragrant (9)
  • Soothing (9)
  • Simple to use (7)
  • Effective (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (8)
    • Reduce stress (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (7), Brand buyer (3)

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love the smell

    By tanyafei

    from Orlando, FL

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    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Natural-Feeling Results
    • Relieves Stress
    • Smell good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Before Sleep
      • Daily Use
      • Mosquito Repellent

      Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

      I dilute with distill water, use as mosquito repellent for my kid. It's nature and smell really good, even the teachers keep asking me what is that smell on him, and they said it last for whole day! Made some for my friends, they all love it!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great massage oil

      By dratner

      from Florida

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      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Natural-Feeling Results
      • Relieves Pain
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Use For Pain Relief

        Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

        great massage oil for pain relief

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful!

        By tiffany.drozd

        from North Carolina

        About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional, Regular User

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Before Sleep
            • Daily Use

            Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

            Use before bedtime or just want deep relaxation, this is the product to promote wellness of mind, body, spirit.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is an A+ scented oil

            By RUMRUM

            from Maplewood, NJ

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            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Great in my oil burner
            • Simple to Use
            • Soothing

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • Soothing at bed time

            Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

            I use it in my oil burner to permeate the air with a soothing scent.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            wonderful

            By liannsj2006

            from Dracut , Mass

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            Pros

            • Effective
            • Fragrant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Ease Pain
              • Reduce Stress

              Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

              like lavender oil, use everytime for bath , and with other oil, massage skin.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very nice!

              By dsmith9

              from Little Rock, AR

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              Pros

              • Effective
              • Fragrant
              • Simple to Use
              • Soothing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Ease Pain
                • Reduce Stress

                Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

                I have used different types of lavender oil and this ranks up with my favorite. Not only is it soothing for bath water, massage oil or a perfumed oil but it also works to draw infection out. If I have a pimple, I put a little dab of oil on it and it goes away. If I have a mosquito or some other bite, I put a little dab on and the itching is gone the next day. It's wonderful!

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent essential oil

                By lauramiller

                from fairfield, ia

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                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Good price value
                • Simple to Use
                • Soothing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Reduce Stress

                  Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

                  put a few drops on your freshly showered skin, now use a generous amount of grape oil and massage into your entire body. smell fresh and feel moisturized all day.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Does not sting on skin

                  By wolfplanet

                  from Chicago, Illinois

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                  Pros

                  • Effective
                  • Fragrant
                  • Relaxing
                  • Simple to Use
                  • Soothing
                  • Therapeutic

                  Cons

                  • Aroma does not last
                  • Not enough

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Easy on skin
                  • Perfume

                  Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

                  This is the first essential oil that I have purchased which does not irritate my skin. I could actually splash the oil on into my skin. I apply it directly to my upper chest. Would like to combine it with jojoba oil one day to see if the aroma would last longer that way. Use it every other day when I want to relax laying down on the bed or if I want to wear it instead of perfume.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I buy this product regularly

                  By jeanmc2000

                  from Goshen, IN

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                  Pros

                  • Fragrant
                  • Simple to Use
                  • Smells great
                  • Soothing

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Reduce Stress

                  Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

                  I use this on my night gown to reduce stress.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE IT!!

                  By jeffersrhonda

                  from Woodbridge, Virginia

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                  Pros

                  • Effective
                  • Fragrant
                  • Simple to Use
                  • Soothing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about NNF Now® Lavender Oil:

                    I fell into aromatherapy by accident and Lavender was one of my first oils. It has the nicest aroma and is very soothing. Ive even used it as a deodorant. I have allergies and can't use most colognes and body sprays but I can use lavender with no problem. We even use it as a air freshener. I recommend lavender to all my family and friends. At first my daughter thought I was silly but now she is in my room taking my lavender from me!

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