- Obtained from Lavendula angustifolia flowering tops
- Linalool (9.3% - 68.8%) and Linalyl Acetate (1.2% - 59.4%) are the major chemical compounds43
- Skin healing
Mechanism of Action
- Lavender may decrease inflammation by increasing the cell’s protective mechanism against stress-induced damage (Heat Shock Protein 70, HSP70)
- Effect may be related to a G protein-coupled receptor and/or interference in the system of intracellular second messenger phospholipase C/inositol phosphate
- The antinociceptive action of lavender essential oil could be related to opioidergic neurotransmission (it is not involved with inactivation of COX)
Reduction of anxiety and depression49
- Topical treatment with lavender oil accelerates formation of granulation tissue in the early phase of wound healing (TGF-β is involved in the mechanism)
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