Lavender water was at one time used as a remedy for vertigo, ‘swoonings’ or ‘faintings’ brought on by shock. Dr Valnet recommends lavender as an evening bath oil for ‘weak and delicate children’ and for ‘shock, tantrums, etc.’. It also helps allay the effects of clinical shock or of stopping a severe addiction and, as a regulating agent and anti-depressant, it helps overcome the psychological shock of injury:
Lavender is both a habit-breaker and a crisis-smoother.
Inhale neat lavender oil from a tissue, or add 8-10 drops to the bath to help cope with the emotional after-effects of a shock.
Other measures: take the Bach Flower Remedy ‘Rescue Remedy' immediately.