The real lavender is a classic mediterranean plant that is wild, especially in the countries of the mediterranean region like Greece, southern France and Italy. It can be found especially in dry, barren and sun-drenched altitudes in regions with calcareous soils. A very attractive lavender region for tourists is the French Provence.
Lavender is more popular than ever before. Nowadays Lavender stands for many positive things like nature, health, lifestyle, freshness, impact, sustainability etc.
Use as a medicinal herb:
Use as medicinal herb compressions, for sleep disorders, nervous restlessness, stress, feeling of fullness, flatulence e
Use as a spice:
Meat dishes, fish dishes, sweets, sauces
- Lavender smells well plus it has antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties
- Lavender oil relieves skin infections, promotes healing of skin wounds and counteracts pimples, blackheads and rash
- Lavender tea calms, promotes falling asleep and reduces stress
. The remedies are found in the flowers, but especially in the essential oil, which we win by distilling with steam from the fresh flowers. It contains linalyl acetate, linalool, camphor and cineol, esters, monoterpenols, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, ketones and oxides.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Has a positive effect on the psyche (relaxing, anxiolytic) and on the skin (wounds, eczema, stings, etc.)
Butterfly Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
also called French Lavender or Spanish Lavender. Its oil is particularly effective against bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia)
Its oil is similar to that of the butterfly lavender and is mainly used in diseases of the bronchi and in infections with streptococci.
Woolly Lavender (Lavandula lanata)
In comparison with french lavender and spike lavender its oil is very good against viruses but but less against fungi and bacteria.
Lavandin (Lavandula hybrida/ Lavandula intermedia)
It has the same effect like real lavender and spike lavender but much lower.