Spike Lavender Essential Oil
Latin Name: Lavandula larifolia Med., L.
Part of plant: Flowering tops
Aroma Character: Herbal, camphorous
Blends well with: Pine, Bergamot, Neroli
Spike Lavender Properties: Anti-spasmodic, strebgthening, antiseptic, antibiotic, against infection, promotes wound healing and scar formation, analgesic: stimulates appetite, promotes bile production as well as drainage of gallbladder, carminative, diuretic; against ailments of respiratory tract; regulates heart and circulation; subdues cerebrospinal overexcitation.
Spike Lavender Indications: Coughing, bronchitis, trachea inflammation; infectious skin ailments, skin parasites, wounds, burns; nervous disorders, anxiety, insomia, high blood pressure; rheumatism, arthritis; neuritis, neuralgia.
Spike Lavender Main Components: Cineole-linelol, d-camphene,d-camphor, d-borneol.
Spike Lavender Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosage.
Spike Lavender is commonly referred to as English Lavender, possibly due to its aroma being what we would associate with Grannys lavender. It has a slightly sharper smell to the previous two Lavenders, due to its camphor content. This lavender is commonly grown at lower levels.
It is also the wild lavender commonly seen or sold from Spain. Spike is derived from its alternative botanical name, L spica. Spike Lavender has a higher cineole content than the other lavenders and is therefore more useful for respiratory infections. Lavender Spike is not a relaxant.