Used externally to treat most type of burns including sunburn, rheumatism, muscular pains, neuralgia, cold sores, and insect bites, it has an analgesic effect on the skin providing pain relief and its antiseptic and stimulant properties make it very effective when used on wounds and burns.
Mainly employed for its antiseptic benefits but also demonstrates spasmolytic (relieving spasms) activity.
Also contains ursolic acid, an antibacterial, and is also active against lipid oxidation and inhibits elastase, an enzyme responsible for tissue degeneration and inflammatory processes.
The rosmarinic acid and polyphenolic derivatives have good antioxidant properties, which are helpful in countering aging.
On the skin, lavender tones and revitalizes and is useful for many types of skin problems, such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, lice, insect bites, stings. It also acts as an insect repellent.
It has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria and nervous exhaustion in general and is effective for headaches, migraines, and insomnia.
The therapeutic properties of lavender are many--antiseptic, analgesic, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific, and vulnerary.