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Lavandin Grosso

Lavandula 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 Spain.

Lavandin 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.

Use: 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.

Lavandin Grosso Oil

Botanical Name: Lavandula hydrida (also known as Angustifolia x latifolia)

Plant Part: Flowering tops

Extraction: Steam Distillation

Origin: France

Color: Colorless to pale yellow

Consistency: Thin

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Medium

Blends well with: Clove, bay leaf, cinnamon, citronella, cypress, pine, clary sage, geranium, thyme, patchouli, rosemary.

Aromatic Scent: Fresh camphoraceous topnote and a woody herbaceous undertone.

History: Does not have a long history of therapeutic use due to its recent discovery. Its properties are the combination of true lavender and aspic.

Common 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.

GENERAL 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.

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided purely for informational purposes 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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