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Overview Information

Lavender cotton is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground and root bark are used to make medicine.

People take lavender cotton for digestion problems, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), worms, yellowed skin (jaundice), swelling, and muscle spasms.

Lavender cotton is sometimes applied directly to the skin to repel insects. It has a very strong smell.

Don't confuse lavender cotton with lavender. They are different plants and have very different scents.

How does it work?

Lavender cotton seems to reduce inflammation. The oil of lavender cotton seems to kill bacteria and fungi.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lavender cotton for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information available to know if lavender cotton is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lavender cotton during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Lavender cotton may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking lavender cotton.



We currently have no information for LAVENDER COTTON Interactions.



The appropriate dose of lavender cotton depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lavender cotton. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


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