Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lavandin essential oil

Lavandin essential oil, lavandin hybrida, seems to have properties that combine those of the true Lavandin and the aspic. It has aromatic, carminative and nervine properties. Lavandin oil is largely used in perfumery, and occasionally as a flavouring agent in pharmacy to cover disagreeable odors in ointments and other compounds. Lavandin essential oil, proves admirably as a restorative and tonic against faintness, palpitations of a nervous sort, weak giddiness, spasms and colic. It is agreeable to the taste and smell, provokes appetite, raises the spirits and dispels flatulence.
Lavandin a hybrid plant developed by crossing true lavender with spike lavender or aspic. Its flowers may be blue like true lavender or greyish like aspic. Lavandin essential oil is extracted through steam distillation from the fresh flowering tops. Commonly grown in France, it dates back from the 1820’s. A specific cultivar of lavandin known as ‘Abrialii’, ‘Abrial’, or ‘Abrialis’ formed the basis of the French lavender industry from 1935 to the 1970’s. However this variety was susceptible to disease from a pathogenic micro-organism. The disease cut the plant life from around eight to ten years to three or four. In 1972 ‘Abrialii’ was replaced by ‘Grosso’ and since 1975 ‘Grosso’ has been the dominant cultivar. Also in use today is the variety ‘Super’ discovered in the foothills of the Alps.
Lavandin essential oil, lavandin hybrida, blends well with the following essential oils: clove, bay leaf, cinnamon, pine, clary sage, thyme, rosemary and citrus oils, especially bergamot and lime.
Lavandin essential oil cautions - Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Lavandin oil properties - Analgesic, antidepressent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, cordial, deodorant, emmenagogue, sedative, stimulant, tonic.

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