Dr. Hauschka

Description

It is the embodiment of the Provence, the longing dream of a Mediterranean summer, the happiness of relaxed moments. Its blue is without compare, turning lavender fields into a meditation carpet of calm and tranquility. As subshrub, lavender can grow to a height of 2 feet. In the flowering period from July to August six to ten small, two-lipped flowers form a spike-like terminal panicule. The narrow leaves, covered with a soft down, are also aromatic. Just run your hands through them and they will release their soothing fragrance.

Uses

Lavender calms the central nervous system. It has a harmonizing, soothing and relaxing effect on people who are overwrought or overexcited.

The list of lavender’s uses in folk medicine is somewhat longer. The following indications are reported: poor appetite, congestion of blood in the head, flatulence, colics, nausea, dizziness, fainting, migraine, headaches, stroke, weak nerves, jaundice, diseases of the liver and spleen, beginning dropsy, palsies, painful limbs, rheumatism and gout.

Interesting Facts

The name lavender is thought to come from the Latin "lavare" = to wash. - stemming from the Romans’ use of lavender to perfume their bath water. It was also the Romans who introduced the custom of putting dried lavender flowers amongst their fresh laundry to keep away moths.

The Hebrews used burn lavender for ritual purposes. The incense is said to have a purifying effect.

In the central European monastery gardens Lavender first appeared in the 11th century. Soon after, the belief spread that Maria Magdalene had used lavender oil to annoint the head of Jesus. Consequently, at the end of the 15th century a lavender oil allegedly composed in the manner of “Magdalene oil” and said to have numerous effects was promoted. Even in those days, people knew about advertising!

In the plant’s native countries, lavender leaves are also used as culinery herb. The slightly bitter and very aromatic leaves are used to season roast mutton, stewed meat, fish soups and salads and make the food more digestible.

The plant from another perspective

On their long stems the lavender flowers hover far above the shrub. Elevated, escaped from the leafiness of the plant. Lovers of warmth, they turn towards the sun, harvest its full power and present it to us in the essential oil. With their uprightness they stimulate the ego in the human organisation by pacifying and controlling the astral body.

The plant in our products

The calming and relaxing action of essential lavender oil is used in Dr.Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash, Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream and Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil.

Distillation of fresh lavender flowers creates a fragrant, soothing and calming lavender floral water, ingredient of Lavender Sandalwood Body Moisturizer

The soothing, relaxing properties of lavender are also used in WALA medicines such as WALA Aconite Pain Oil*, Aconite Ear Drops*, Solum Oil* and Lavandula, Oleum aethereum 10 %*.

Prescribing Information

*Prescribing information for the preparations mentioned (the indications are derived from the anthroposophical understanding of man and nature):

Aconit Ohrentropfen

Ear drops
Stimulation of the warmth organism and integration of metabolic processes in painful inflammatory disorders originating in the nerve-sense system, e.g. inflammation of the outer ear (otitis externa) and inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media). Contains peanut oil.

Aconit Schmerzöl

Cutaneous liquid
Stimulation of the warmth organism and integration of metabolic processes in painful, inflammatory disorders originating in the nerve-sense system, e.g. nerve pain (neuralgia), inflammation of the nerves (neuritis), shingles (herpes zoster), articular rheumatism. Contains peanut oil.

Lavandula, Oleum aethereum 10%

Bath additive
Lavandulae aetheroleum 10% (HAB, Method 12h with virgin olive oil)
Vegetative disturbances of equilibrium with nervous agitation, difficulty falling asleep, tension and cramps; functional cardiovascular disorders, flatulence (intestinal gas), period irregularities (menstrual disorders), nerve pain (neuralgia); degenerative nervous disorders.

Solum Öl

Cutaneous liquid
Stimulation of the warmth organisation and harmonisation of the astral organisation, e.g. in disorders of the rheumatic sphere, sensitivity to changes in the weather, spinal syndromes, nerve pain (neuralgia). Contains wool fat.

For information on risks and side-effects please read the pack insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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