L. Spica. L. Angustifolia. Common Lavender. Nat. Ord. LabiatAe. Linn. Syst. Diandria Monogynia. Hab. Southern Europe, England, &c.
Med. Prop. and Action. The flowers are stimulant and carminative; powdered, they are occasionally used as an errhine. The volatile oil obtained by distillation is stimulant. It is best given in the form of Compound Tincture. The distilled water is an agreeable perfume.
Offlc. Prep. 1. Oleum LavandulAe (the Oil distilled in England from the flowers). Dose, eij. - ex.
oz. j.; Rectified Spirit fl. oz. ix.). Dose, ex. - fl. drm. j.
In Nervous and Hysterical cases, in Flatulence, and in incipient Syncope, the Compound Tincture (ut supra) is an agreeable and valuable stimulant, carminative, and nervine. It may be given in doses of fl. drm. ss. - fl. drm. j.