Lavender Flowers (Lavandula angustifolia)

£25.00
By Napiers

Size
Description

A herbal food supplement

BOTANICAL NAME

Lavandula angustifolia

COMMON NAMES

Lavender Flowers

FAMILY NAME

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

DESCRIPTION

A small evergreen shrub with well-known purple flowers and scent. 

PART SUPPLIED

The loose dried chopped flowers.

AVAILABLE AS

100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

SUITABLE FOR

Vegetarians and vegans.

DIRECTIONS

Infusion: Half to 1 teaspoon of herb to a cup (1 to 2 g) of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.

CAUTIONS

Maximum of 6 g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules. This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Lamiaceae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. Only use after seeking professional advice during lactation. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

MEDICINAL USE

Used topically as an antiseptic. The essential oil or lavender gel can be applied to burns after they have been treated with cold water and checked by a first-aider or doctor, to speed healing. Lavender oil can also be applied to the temples to help stress headaches. Internally lavender is used as a gentle sedative.

Key actions: Carminative, antiseptic, tonic, stimulant, diuretic, sedative. 

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.

STORAGE

Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.

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Napiers the Herbalists was founded by Duncan Napier, a Victorian botanist and the most famous herbalist in Scotland.