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39 Species with varying leaf shapes, in the mint family, so all are edible. The pretty sweet, spicy, perfumed flowers are edible. Great in sweet and savory dishes, custards, etc. For stress, headache, intestinal gas, rheumatism psoriasis. Protects fabrics and clothes from moths.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a genus of plants of the family Labiatae. They are herbs, subshrubs, and shrubs. There are more than 25 species, distributed mainly in the Mediterranean region. Many species of Lavandula have been used since ancient times to obtain valuable essential oils. Spike lavender (Lavandula spica), the principal source of lavender oil, is a fragrant subshrub measuring between 20 and 100 cm tall, with numerous branches rising from the base. The leaves are opposite; the young leaves have gray-tomentose pubescence. The inflorescences are interruptedly spiked, with violet or blue-violet flowers. Plants of this species are cultivated in many countries; in the USSR they are grown in the Crimea, Moldavia, Middle Asia, and the Caucasus. Essential oils are also obtained from L. latifolia and other species. The dried flowers and leaves of lavender, which retain their pleasant odor for a long time, are used to repel moths. Some species of Lavandula are ornamentals and good nectar-bearers.


Efiromaslichnye kul’tury. Edited by A. A. Khotin and G. T. Shul’gin. Moscow, 1963.
Buiukli, M. V. Lavanda i ee kul’tura ν SSSR. Kishinev, 1969.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Common name Scientific name Plant family Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Lamiaceae Onion Allium cepa Amaryllidaceae Flaxseed Linum usitatissimum Linaceae Caraway Carum carvi Umbelliferae Saad (Brown galingale) Cyperus fuscus Cyperaceae Common name Plant part Lavender Flowers Onion Bulbs Flaxseed Seeds Caraway Seeds Saad (Brown galingale) Seeds Table 2.
Lavandula officinalis is one of the medicinal plants used to treat depression as well as to relieve anxiety and stress.
Settaf, "Diuretic activity of the infusion of flowers from Lavandula officinalis," Reproduction Nutrition Development, vol.
The aromatherapy group received lavender (Lavandula angustiolia) oil, and the controls received Povidoneiodine (Vakilian et al., 2011).
In this regard, there have been a few searches performed on some effects of different drying methods on volatile oil content and chemical composition of the Lavandula officinalis so far.
Within the family Labiatae, genus Lavandula is the most common commercially applied and grown for oil production.
angustifolia Miller) and lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia) display significant bactericidal effects against microorganisms such as Shigella flexneri, Staphylococcus aureus and E.
Silexan (1) is an essential oil produced from fresh Lavandula angustifolia flowers by steam distillation that has been licensed in Germany as herbal medicinal product for the treatment of states of restlessness during anxious mood (Uehleke et at.
o Lavandula L., se encuentran hiporrepresentados en los espectros polinicos, mientras que otros como Eucalyptus L'Her., Castanea sativa Mill.
If you have raised areas, it may be worth opting for a smaller variety such as Lavandula Little Lady (height and spread 30cm), which produces masses of sky blue flowers all summer.