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lavender

/lav·en·der/ (lav´en-der)
1. any plant of the genus Lavandula.
2. a preparation of the flowers of L. angustifolia or of the lavender oil extracted from them; used for loss of appetite, dyspepsia, nervousness, and insomnia; also widely used in folk medicine.
A perennial herb that contains coumarins—e.g., coumarin and umbelliferone, flavonoids, tannins, triterpenoids, and volatile oils. Lavender is said to have antibacterial, carminative and sedative effects

lavender,

n Latin names:
Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula latifolia, Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula stoechas; part used: flowers; uses: sedative, anxiolytic, insomnia, appetite stimulant, aromatherapy; precautions: CNS depression. Also called
aspic, echter lavendel, English lavender, esplieg, French lavender, garden lavender, lavanda, lavande commun, lavandin, nardo, Spanish lavender, spigo, spike lavender, or
true lavender.
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Lavandula officinalis plants were about 3 years old and grown with organic fertilizer in the loamy-clay soil with a pH of 7.
2010), we administered silexan by inhalation as a reference compound for our lavender oils activities; (3) scopolamine (Sco) alone-treated group; (4) scopolamine-treated group received Lavandula angustifolia essential oil (L01 + Sco); and (5) scopolamine-treated group received Lavandula hybrida essential oil (L02 +Sco).
2003), asi como la presencia de los tipos Cistus ladanifer, Citrus sinensis, Hypecoum imberbe, Lavandula stoechas y Olea europaea (Seijo et al.
Essential oils distilled from the Lavandula genus of lavender plants are already used widely, particularly in the food, perfume and cosmetic industries.
Lavandin is a cross between two different Lavandula species: Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia.
There are ten genera within the group of taxa studied in which the formation of a mucilaginous mass due to moistening has not been observed (Agastache, Ballota, Leonurus, Leonotis, Hyssopus, Lavandula, Mentha, Origanum, Satureja and Sideritis), partially agreeing with the consulted literature (Grubert 1974, Ryding 1992a, Budantsev & Lobova 1997, Ryding 2001, Martin-Mosquero et al.
The results of goodness of fit test ([chi square]) showed that there is significant differences at 1% level between essential oils of Achillea wilhelmsii, Ziziphora clinopodioides, Artemisia dracunculus, Thymus vulgaris, Salvia multicaulis, Mentha piperata, Lavandula angustifolia, Melissa officinalis, Artemisia absinthum and Carum carvi with control.
A pink form looks exquisite against the vivid-blue flowers of Lavandula pinnata, which has spread-out so energetically that it has formed a bed with the roses' blooms rising between them.
Over the last 20 years many species new to science have been described, including the endemic Lavandula dhofarensis, named by Tony Miller of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which has acted as a consultant for OBG.
Research: Investigators initiated a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study in order to evaluate the effect of orally self-administered Slim339, which is a proprietary fixed combination of Garcinia cambogia extract with calcium pantothenate (standardized for the content of hydroxycitric acid and pantothenic acid) and extracts of Matricaria chamomilla, Rosa damascena, Lavandula officinalis and Cananga odorata, on body weight in overweight and obese volunteers.