Complementary/Alternative Medicine: This monograph describes a natural or herbal product that is not subject to FDA guidelines for medicines. Patients and clinicians are advised to read package labels carefully to ensure safe and efficacious use.
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Lavender decreases EEG potentials and decreases alertness and seems to induce relaxation and sedation. Lavender's stimulant effect on hair growth is not fully understood.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown
Use Cautiously in:
Derm: dermatitis (with topical use)
GI: constipation, increased appetite
Endo: gynecomastia (with topical use in prepubertal boys)
* CAPITALS indicate life-threatening.
Underline indicate most frequent.
Natural Drug Interaction
Lavender can potentiate the therapeutics effects of barbiturates, and CNS depressants..
PO (Adults): Depression –60 drops/day tincture of lavender (1:5 in 50% alcohol) for 4 weeks.
Topical (Adults): Alopecia areata– 3 drops (108 mg) of lavender oil.
Inhaln (Adults): Insomnia– vaporized lavender oil has been used as aromatherapy.
Lab Test Considerations:
Monitor lipid levels and coagulation panel periodically during therapy.
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