Commonly called aspic, it is considered as the 'male lavender', Lavender angustifolia is typically referred to as the 'female lavender'. Aspic is derived from the Greek term meaning 'Egyptian cobra' and owes this name to its historical use against the venom of the asp. According to Culpeper, the use of spike lavender is recommended for a variety of uses such as pains of the head and brain, falling sickness, dropsy and cramps.
The main difference between spike lavender and true lavender is the high camphor and 1,8 cineole content of spike lavender.
Spike lavender has been known to ::
- used as an insect repellant
- has been valued for its expectorant properties
- it has been suggested that blending spike lavender with peppermint may be beneficial for headaches.
- it has also been suggested, that blending spike lavender with rosemary oil may be useful for anti-inflammatory
and efficient pain relief in cases of rheumatism.
External use ONLY.
Do NOT use undiluted on the skin.
Keep away from children & pets.
Store away from heat & light.
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