Lavender has anti coagulant properties because it contains coumerins.
You can listen to a great explanation of it by Dr. Young at the end of Young Living Training cd 38, and beginning of YL training cd 39.
YL training tapes can be purchased at:
The oils don't act like drugs, by spiking numbers too high or too low. Gary Young has explained this to us numerous times. You can have a wonderful time listening to old Young Living cd's.
I have had amazing experiences with Lavender Oil, on patients in my former travels in home health nursing.
Coumadin is the synthetic form of coumerins, as Gary Young has stated. Coumerins are one of many compounds found in Lavender Oil. All of those other compounds in Lavender Oil buffer or neutralize any negative effects of a single compound, such as coumerins.
I have seen what the drug coumadin does, and i am sure many of you have as well. It causes you to bleed internally, and bruise externally. It is one of the most dangerous drugs around, according to Lorraine Day, M.D.
Just take a look at some patients who are discharged from a hospital. A lot of them come home all bruised up...from IV's, and blood thinners too.
I used to utilize Lavender Oil on a lot of those people. I would run out of it pretty quickly and i wasn't the most wealthy individual on the block back then.
I used to do the PT-INR test on hundreds of people. If their blood was too thin, it would run down their finger like water. Blood does not normally do that. (I used to have to draw a full tube of blood to get it,..then later we could test it right in the home by pricking the finger and getting the blood to drip into a small cup)
Lavender Oil doesn't cause you to bleed internally. It actually helps to stop bleeding.
Lavender lowers blood pressure, and heart rate...and improves circulation, I dare say better than aspirin or coumadin: with no dangers whatsoever of an overdose.
BUT, Lavender Oil will also raise both blood pressure and heart rate if needed. I have personally seen it happen. In two instances, I called 911, and Lavender Oil had already worked its miracle before the paramedics arrived.
Ditto for the viscosity of the blood. Lavender Oil has relieved chest pain.
(BTW so has Peppermint Oil!)
I can tell you what happened with a couple of people in my experience...when i gave them two drops of Lavender Oil to two different individuals.
Lavender is one of my front line first aid oils. It is a miracle in how it works for blood vascular situations. I have also been told about some remarkable occurrances with Lavender Oil by others.
It doesn't make you bleed one iota like any blood thinning, anti coagulant drug does, such as aspirin, lovenox, coumadin, heparin, plavix, or the newest blood thinning nightmare, pradaxa. (the latter is horrible because there is no antidote for an overdose. You just bleed to death.) Coumadin has an antidote at least: Vitamin K. Heparin has the drug protamine sulfate.
for further information on dangers of blood thinners, ie anti coagulant drugs.
In contrast, see www.youtube.com/results?search_query=younf+living+lavender+oil&oq=Y
for videos on Lavender Oil.
You can also look at the Desk Reference and see some of the things Lavender Oil does. Nothing negative. Then take a drug book and look at "side effects" of the above drugs: Nothing positive!
This is significant: Side effects of YL Oils are all wonderful and good!
Side effects of drugs are all horrible and bad!
So called "side effects" are really direct effects. They are called side effects because those effects are not what the drug is promoted for--even though those effects occur right along with the drug's indicated effect....unless the drug company changes its marketing.
Case in point is rogaine. It was originally marketed as an anti hypertensive, ie blood pressure pill. One of its "side effects" was hirsutism, that is the growing of hair, and not necessarily where you want it to grow.
Nonetheless, the drug maker found a new market for rogaine and the rest is history. Is it still "the only medically approved method to regrow hair"? Probably not, now that we have hair transplants, and spray on "hair". That's like in FL where we have green spray to simulate "grass".
No thanks. I would rather take my chances with Ylang Ylang, or
Cedarwood, or Cypress, Rosemary, Thyme, Clary Sage,
Western Red Cedar, or Lavender Oil.
No I am not a doctor. I just look in the books, or online.
Jeff Kaplan R.N., L.M.T.