angustifolia (also Lavandula spica or Lavandula vera; common
lavender, true lavender, or English lavender (though not native
to England); formerly L. officinalis) is a flowering plant
in the family Lamiaceae, native to the western Mediterranean
region, primarily in the Pyrenees and other mountains in northern
Grosso: A hybrid plant developed by crossing spike Lavandula
latifolia with true Lavandula angustifolia. Comes in a variety
of forms due to its hybrid nature. Generally, the plant is
larger then true lavender and flowers variety from blue to
grayish. Natural lavandin occurs in mountainous regions of
southern France, however is mainly cultivated in Spain, Hungary,
Yugoslavia and Argentina.
In addition to its use as an ornamental plant, the flowers
and leaves are also used as an herbal medicine, either in
the form of lavender oil or as an herbal tea. The flowers
are also used as a culinary herb, most often as part of the
French herb blend called herbes de Provence. Lavender essential
oil, when diluted with a carrier oil, is commonly used as
a relaxant with massage therapy. Products for home use including
lotions, eye pillows°™including lavender flowers or
the essential oil itself°™bath oils, etc. are also used
to induce relaxation.
Name: Lavandula hydrida (also known as Angustifolia x
Part: Flowering tops
Colorless to pale yellow
of Aroma: Medium
well with: Clove, bay leaf, cinnamon, citronella, cypress,
pine, clary sage, geranium, thyme, patchouli, rosemary.
Scent: Fresh camphoraceous topnote and a woody herbaceous
Does not have a long history of therapeutic use due to its
recent discovery. Its properties are the combination of true
lavender and aspic.
Uses: Similar to that of true Lavender. Analgesic, anticonvulsive,
antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic,
antitoxic, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrisant,
cordial, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue,
hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, rubefacient,
sedative, stimulate, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary.
SAFETY INFORMATION: Caution should be taken when using
Essential Oils. Do not use any oils without consultation from
a qualified aroma therapy practitioner. All Essential Oils
should be kept out of the reach of children.
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only, and does not in any way purport to be medical or prescriptive
suggestions. Any reference to medicinal or health benefits
is not meant to treat or diagnose any problem and is not meant
to replace professional medical advice and should not take
the place of any prescribed medication that has been prescribed
by a physician.
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and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Since the
actual use of essential oils by others is beyond our control,
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