Mother tincture of lavender: preparation, properties, benefits and use

The mother tincture of lavender, calming against cough and in flu states, is useful for calming states of anxiety and nervousness. Let’s find out better.

Its action is in fact antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, healing, antineuralgic, antispastic, carminative, antidepressant, antistress and sedative.

In particular, lavender flowers are used for the numerous properties due to the presence of the essential oil (linalool, linalyl acetate, limonene, cineol, camphor, alpha-terpineol, beta-ocimene), tannins, ursolic acid, flavonoids and bitter substances .

In addition to being a valid calming, the mother tincture of lavender also has a balsamic action on the respiratory tract, which is why it is used effectively in the treatment of all colds: flu, cough, cold and phlegm.

Furthermore, the plant, by limiting the formation and above all the stagnation of gas in the gastrointestinal level, has carminative and antispasmodic properties as it calms pains and abdominal spasms and helps to relax the muscles of the abdomen.

Description of the plant

Lavender is a plant native to the Mediterranean scrub, withstands both torrid temperatures and harsh winter temperatures very well. It grows well in dry, calcareous and deep soils; badly tolerates acidic ones; while it adapts well to alkaline ones. However, it can also be grown in pots.

There are various species of spontaneous lavender that have different distribution areas even if they all refer to the Mediterranean region. The species present at altitudes above 500-600 m.

Small evergreen and perennial shrub (60-100 cm.) With erect stems, woody at the base and slightly prostrate lateral branches. It has linear and lanceolate leaves of a greyish-green color. The somewhat fragrant flowers are grouped in thin violet-blue spikes.

How to prepare the mother tincture of lavender

Lavender tincture is a hydroalcoholic preparation obtained by cold maceration in hydroalcoholic solvent of suitable strength of fresh or dried plant. Lavender tincture is prepared with a drug: solvent weight ratio of 1: 5 and an alcoholic alcohol content of 60.


The mother tincture of lavender is used as a tonic for the nervous system, to calm dizziness and migraines or the pains of headaches of muscle-tension origin; it is also used to relieve gastrointestinal problems, such as flatulence; it calms insomnia and relieves respiratory tract disorders, such as cough (whooping cough, laryngitis), asthma, cold, flu.

It appears to be an excellent natural remedy for urinary and intestinal tract infections and for water retention.

We generally recommend 30 drops, 3 times a day, after meals. It is recommended to always consult a doctor or expert before taking; in general it does not present particular contraindications.

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