Lavender is the flowering plant belongs to family Lamiaceae. It is native to the western Mediterranean and other mountains in northern Spain. It is the herbaceous perennial plant. The flowers are blue, violet or yellowish colour. The flowers are fragrant in nature and have been used for making potpourri for centuries. Lavender oil used in perfume, aromatherapy oil, gels, infusion, lotion, soap.
Lavender oil obtained by stem distillation of fresh and dried flowers of Lavandula officinalis belongs to family Lamiaceae. Lavender oil is clear pale yellow color liquid with characteristic odour of lavender. Lavender oil has ability for relieve pain and enhance blood circulation.
Botanical name : Lavandula officinalis
Common name : Lavender
Parts used : flowers
Colour Clear Pale yellow colour liquid
Perfumery note : Characteristic odour of lavender
Shelf life : Two years
Density : 0.877 – 0.890
Refractive index : 1.458 – 1.489
Optical rotation : -7.0˚ to -11.0˚
Storage : In fitted container in cool and dry place
It is composed of 150 active constituents. It is rich in esters and other chief constituents are linalyl acetate, linalool, terpene alcohol, terpinen-4-ol and other constituents are camphor, cis-ocimene, lavandulyl acetate, 1, 8-cineole, limonene and geraniol.
12 Amazing Health benefits and Uses:-
Ans. It is used for many skin disorders such as acne, red sores on face, wrinkles and psoriasis.
Ans. it is used for the treatment of hypertension, reducing blood pressure. It is stimulate the production of digestive enzyme. So it gives relives in diarrhea, vomiting, colic and stomach.
Ans. The aroma of lavender oil has a positive and calming effect on the central nervous system, which can help most people (including children) sleep better, and may ease restlessness, insomnia and agitation.
Ans. Mix a few drops of lavender oil with aloe Vera or buttermilk to treat sunburns.
Ans. avoid lavender oil during pregnancy it may cause side effects like Vomiting, diarrhea, Blurred on clear vision, difficult to take clear in breath, burning over your eyes. So you may consult your doctor first.