Lavandin –Lavendura Grosso - Flower

Blending Note: Base

Main Benefits: Treating Wounds Fade away stretch marks and scars, Insomnia, Poor

Concentration, Chest Infections

Properties: Antiseptic, Analgesic, Anti –inflammatory, Antidepressant, Vulnerary, Expectorant,

Cicatrisant, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Stimulant

Origin: France

Other Producers: France

Allergy Warning: None on record.

Short History:

It is a hybrid variety of plants developed in the early 18th century and the essential oils extracted from hybrid varieties were initially used for manufacturing soaps, perfumes and certain other personal hygiene products. Many of us misconstrue that Ayurveda and the other traditional healing practices are meant for the old people or people who are still attached to the Stone Age. Ayurveda is the first and foremost healing methodology to love human beings and appreciate their individual identity, feelings, characteristics and behavioral patterns. Popular author Susanne Fischer-Rizzi states that Lavender has more than 167 tested and proven medicinal uses.

Bryan Miller and Light Miller in their book ‘Ayurveda and Aromatherapy’ says that Lavender is a must have essential oil in your first-aid kit or travel bag. With much similar aroma and healing properties like Lavender, Lavandin essential oil is also beneficial in a number of ways especially for nurturing skin health. A 2009 study on ‘The use of the essential oil of Lavandin to reduce preoperative anxiety in surgical patients’ by the United Hospital, MN, USA tested about 150 adult patients to assess the effectiveness of Lavandin essential oil in reducing preoperative anxiety than other standard care methodologies. This study came up with an amazing result stating “Controlling for baseline anxiety and pain, the lavandin group had significantly lower anxiety on OR transfer.

About Lavandin:

France is known as the major producer of Lavandin plants and essential oils. Lavandin essential oils are comparatively cheaper than True Lavender varieties. This is because unlike Lavender, these hybrid varieties can be grown as a commercially viable crop and are more tolerant to various climatic and growing conditions. Lavandin Grosso is named after its discoverer Grosso. Among the numerous other Lavender hybrid plants, Lavandin Grosso is the most predominantly chosen plant by the commercial Lavender farm growers as it is easy to grow in most regions and produce abundant Lavandin flowers that contain ample amount of essential oils. According to the Gas chromatography report, Lavandin Grosso oil constitutes of 25 chemical components that contribute to its fragrance, therapeutic attributes, consistency and quality. Ayurvedic philosophy declares that human beings are a part of nature and a person’s wellness or sickness depends upon his balance or imbalance with nature. Diseases occur when an individual’s mind and body is out of balance with nature. It is for this reason Ayurvedic remedies are based upon natural medicines for striking perfect balance with an archway to prevention and healthy aging.

Medicinal Uses:

Dermatitis, Scabies, Wounds, Burns, Cuts, Scars, Acne, Blood Circulation, Skin Care, Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Uplifting, Cough, Cold, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Chest Congestion and other breathing problems, Nervous System, Nervousness, Sluggishness, Convulsions, Alzheimer’s disease, Lack of Concentration, Reflexes, Inflammation, Rheumatism, Influenza, Headache, Stiff Joints, Muscular Problems.

Other Uses:

Soap, Perfume, Sachets for clothing, Tea, Massage