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lavender,

common name for any plant of the genus Lavandula, herbs or shrubby plants of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family), most of which are native to the Mediterranean region but naturalized elsewhere. The true lavender (L. officinalis) has grayish foliage and small blue or pale purplish flowers (white in one variety). It is popular for herb gardens and is cultivated commercially (chiefly in France and England) or, more commonly, gathered wild (in S Europe) for the fragrant flowers, valued for scenting linens and clothes and as the source of oil of lavender. The oil is distilled for use in perfumery, in toilet preparations (e.g., lavender water). Lavender is sometimes used as a flavoring. Spike lavender (L. latifolia), a broader-leaved, less fragrant species, yields spike-lavender oil, which is also used in perfumery and in varnishes and porcelain painting. Lavender is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
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lavender

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.

lavender

1. any of various perennial shrubs or herbaceous plants of the genus Lavandula, esp L. vera, cultivated for its mauve or blue flowers and as the source of a fragrant oil (oil of lavender): family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. the dried parts of L. vera, used to perfume clothes
3. a pale or light bluish-purple to a very pale violet colour
4. perfume scented with lavender
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Silexan and lavender oils were diluted with 1% Tween 80 (v/v).
Moreover, these in vivo observations suggested that lavender oils could exert protective effects against oxidative and free radical injuries occurring in dementia conditions induced by scopolamine administration (Hritcu et al.
Lavender oil has many uses, both physical and emotional.
For insect bites, combine it with lavender oil and dilute with a carrier oil before applying.
Finally, we reported that DNA cleavage patterns is absent in the scopolamine treated-rats exposed to lavender oils (LOT and L02), suggesting that lavender oils possess antiapoptotic and neuroprotective activity.
The best lavender oils are French, and organically grown at a high altitude.
Lavender oil is one of the best guarantees of a restful night's sleep.
Based on the observed clinical effects, it has been speculated that lavender oil may exert benzodiazepine-like action including the known dependence and abuse potential of this class of drugs.
The use of lavender oil by oral intake, inhalation or topical application for the treatment of anxiety and improvement of sleep quality as well as an agent with calming, mood enhancing, spasmolytic, antihypertensive, antimicrobial, analgesic and wound healing effects has a long tradition (Sasannejad et al.
60 min after the silexan and lavender oils inhalation, rats were placed at the juncture of the open and closed arms and the amount of time spent on the open arms was recorded during a 5-min test, as previously described (Ciobica et al.
The possible antidepressant effects of the lavender oils were assessed, basically using the same method described by Campos (Campos et al.
Tea tree and lavender oils wake up tired feet with a refreshing deodorising spritz.