Family : Lamiaceae (Liabatae)
Habitat : The main producers of true lavender are Bulgaria and France. Smaller producers include Australia, Argentina, England Hungary, japan, Morocco, Italy, Algeria, India and Russia.
Odour : Colourless or pale-yellow liquid of a sweet,floral herbaceous refreshing odour with a pleasant,balsamic –woody undertone..
Part of plant use : Flower Head
Method of Extraction : Steam-Distilled.
Mind/Emotion : Relaxed, Peaceful and Contented.
Therapeutic Indications : Skin Care: The antiseptic ,antiphlogistic and cicatrisant properties of lavender make it beneficial in many skin care preparations. It can be used for all skin types. It can used to treat insect bites-preventing the itching and scratching.
Respiratory System: Lavender is recommended for the treatment of colds and Flu, bronchitis, throat infections and catarrhal conditions. Lavender is particularly beneficial for asthma of a nervous origin or a result of uncontrolled anxiety. Mailhebiau says it relaxes the person and enables easier breathing.
Nervous System: Lavender has a harmonizing effect on the nervous system. Holmes explains this in terms of lavender’s ability to deal with stress. Both types of stress reactions will produce symptoms such as spasms, cramps, pains, nervous tension, irritability and mental distraction.
Safety Data : Lavender oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitising.