Aromatic flowers, well known for their pleasing perfume. The only preparation used as a medicine is the compound spirit of lavender. It is an agreeable warming, gently stimulating article; good in colic, sometimes for nausea (sickness of stomach), and for dysmenorrhaea (painful menstruation). Dose, a teaspoonful, in water ; often given in hot water.

Lead, Sugar of. - A cooling application, often used for inflammations. .Lead-water may be made by dissolving it in water ; but with greater convenience by adding to water the solution of subacetate of lead (Goulard's extract), which is a very strong liquid prepa-tion. Of this last one drop to four table-spoonfuls of water will be generally strong enough for lead-water. It may be applied to a much-inflamed joint, or (outside) of the eyeball or eyelids. For the eyes, the best way to use it is with a camel's-hair pencil, 514 painting the outside of the closed lids frequently with it. It should not be taken internally except under direction of a physician. All preparations of lead are poisonous. Care must be taken with them accordingly, that none be swallowed unawares.