True Lavender  

Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula officinalis  
Botanical family Lamiaceae 
Origin Mediterranean Basin, France, Bulgaria 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Flowering tops 
Note Middle-top 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid. May disturb slightly. 
Color pale yellow to yellow 
Odor herbaceous, floral, fresh 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpene alcohols (35–50%): linalool, terpinen-4-ol, alpha-terpineol Monoterpenes (5%): pinenes, ocimenes 
Esters (45–55%): linalyl acetate, lavandulyl acetate  
Therapeutic properties Powerful antispasmodic +++ 
Calming, relaxing, sedative +++ 
Anti-inflammatory ++ Analgesic +++ 
Vulnerary ++ 
Hypotensive ++ 
Anti-infective ++ 
Stress, anxiety, worry, fear, emotional overload +++ 
Sleep problems: insomnia, nightmares +++ 
Dystonia: stress-related asthma, stress-related eczema, dyspnoea, nervous spasms +++  
Healing problems: wounds that are slow to heal, burns, bedsores +++ 
Pain related to inflammation of the skin and locomotor system +++ 
Main therapeutic indications  
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