In this Article
- What other names is Lavender known by?
- What is Lavender?
- How does Lavender work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Lavender.
Applying lavender to the skin can sometimes cause irritation.
Applying products to the skin that contain lavender oil might not be safe for young boys who have not yet reached puberty. Lavender oil seems to have hormone effects that could disrupt the normal hormones in a boy's body. In some cases, this has resulted in boys developing abnormal breast growth called gynecomastia. The safety of these products when used by young girls is not known.
Do not take lavender if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Lavender might cause excessive sedation if combined with medications used during and after surgery.
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