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Botanical Name: Lavandula dentata
Plant Portion: Flower Head
Extraction Method: Most common is steam distilled
Origin: Grown now all over the world, in Europe commonly from France
Description: Shrub like bush about one meter in height contains long narrow leaves. Flowers are a very bright violet blue. The majority of the oil yielded by the flowers is contained in the glands on the calyx.
Color: The plant color is yellow with a green hue. The plant flowers as a light purple flower.
Historical Uses: Over the centuries lavender has been
used as an anticonvulsive,antidepressent,anagesic,and antiseptic.
Aromatherapists generally consider lavender to be most versatile essential oil for it's many theraputic qualities. It has been used extensively for medicinal purposes dealing with the pain of burns and to prevent infections. Known for it's cytophylactic properties, it is also used to enhance rapid healing and to reduce scarring. It has become very popular among the massage therapist trade, known for a very pleasant floral scent. Historically lavender has also been used as decongestant, diuretic and as a deodorant. All of these numerous uses has led to its' enormous popularity.
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History: Lavender was believed throughout Europe by the Romans and then later by benedictine monks. It grows primarily in dry arid areas. Travelers to the new world were thoght to have brought it along with them as a an antiseptic.
Mixes with:bay, bergamot, chamomile, citronella, clarysage, eucalyptus,geranium, jasmine, lemon, mandarin, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, tangerine, thyme, rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang