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Lavandula Angustifolia Miller: English Lavender

Denner, Sallie Stoltz MSN, CCIT, CRNA

doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000343210.56710.fc

Folk and traditional therapeutic use of the essential oil of English lavender for pain, infection, relaxation, and sedation dates back centuries. Current research focusing on the inherent synergism of Lavandula angustifolia Miller demonstrates great potential for future applications. Today's investigations may provide the key to eradicating degenerative inflammatory disease, infectious disease, and carcinogenesis.

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Program in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Department of Anesthesia, St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Maryland. Ms Denner is also a Certified Zero Balancer in York, Pennsylvania.

Corresponding Author: Sallie Stoltz Denner, MSN, CCIT, CRNA, 1400 E. Market St, York, PA 17403 (

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