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Lavender OilNatural health supplements sometimes have unexpected side effects or interactions with medication that can lead to adverse reactions that are sometimes life threatening. The following is a list of cautions that you should be aware of before using Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia). These are referred to as drug/herb interactions.
Warning 1 - Contraindications: pregnancy, breastfeeding women, and diabetics.
Warning 2 - Alcohol: Increases sedation when used with lavender. Experts recommend avoiding concurrent use.
Warning 3 - Antihistamines: Increases sedation when used with lavender. Experts recommend avoiding concurrent use.
Warning 4 - Iron salts: Decreases the absorption of iron salts.
Warning 5 - Opioids: Increases sedation when used with lavender. Experts recommend avoiding concurrent use.
Warning 6 - Sedative/hypnotics: The use of Lavender with sleeping pills increases sedation and is NOT recommended.
Used as a natural health remedy: Lavender Oil is used internally for the following benefits and treatments:
Lavender Oil is also known as stinging Lavender Oil and Lavender Oils.
As with any herb, a serious allergic reaction is possible. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. These may include a rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.Return to the Herb List.
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