Lavender Essential Oil for Postoperative Pain

Effectiveness

Lavender essential oil rates as a possibly effective treatment for postoperative pain (post-Cesarean pain). There are more than 3 studies which confirm its effectiveness in reducing postoperative pain.

Dosage and Directions

People in studies placed 3 drops of lavender oil on a cotton pad and inhaled for 30 minutes.

Safety

Lavender essential oil rates as possibly safe. There are more than 5 studies which confirm its safety.
 

Adverse Reactions

Orally, lavender oil may cause gastrointestinal upset.
Topically, use of lavender can cause allergic contact dermatitis.
 

Interactions

Barbiturates. Be cautious with this combination.
Benzodiazepines.  Be cautious with this combination.
Chloral hydrate.  Be cautious with this combination.
CNS depressants.  Be cautious with this combination.
Pentobarbital (Nembutal). Be cautious with this combination.