Show 75: Lavender – A Favorite First Aid Herb

Lavender Oil

After researching one of our favorite first aid herbs, we discovered Lavender’s wide reach is backed up by a wealth of scientific study. Today, we’ll touch on those studies and talk about how you can incorporate Lavender into your life.
Studies we mentioned:
Lin PW, Chan W, Ng BF, Lam LC. Efficacy of aromatherapy (Lavandula angustifolia) as an intervention for agitated behaviors in Chinese older persons with dementia: a cross-over randomized trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007;22:405-10.

For further scientific research, search PubMed using the search term “Lavender.”

For more information on Lavender, see Lavender: Herbal Stress Relief and Lavender: Love Inducing Protector. Or, buy Lavender: Perfume with a Medicinal Punch on Amazon.com.

Herbs we discussed:

  • Dill
  • Basil
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Fennel
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Hops
  • Chamomile

Herbalism and Homesteading News

We discussed an article published by the London based Independent, a print and online newspaper, entitled “Lavender Farmers of Provence Turn Purple with Rage at EU’s Health Rules Warning” by Sylvie Corbet. We questioned the law that spurred the controversy as well as the lawmaker’s motivations and speculated on the potential repercussions for herbalists in the United States as well as world-wide.

Herbal 101

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed the term carminative and how it’s used in the herbal world.

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