Lavender flowers are used in herbal medicine due to the numerous properties due to the presence of essential oil (linalool, linalyl acetate, limonene, cineol, camphor, alpha-terpineol, beta-ocimene), tannins, ursolic acid, flavonoids and bitter substances . These active ingredients give the plant a sedative and calming effect on the nervous system, to be used in cases of anxiety, agitation, nervousness, headaches and stress and insomnia. Lavender also has a balmy action on the respiratory tract so it is used effectively in treatment of all colds: flu, cough, cold and phlegm. Furthermore, the plant, limiting the formation and above all the stagnation of gas at the gastro-intestinal level, has carminative and antispasmodic properties as it calms abdominal pains and spasms and helps to relax the abdominal muscles.
Lavender is a very calming nerve and antispasmodic used in the cause of dizziness, headaches and head nerve pains. For external use it has detergent, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial, healing and decongestant properties.