Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia Plant Part: Flower Head Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Origin: Australia
Description: An evergreen woody shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers. This rare species cultivated in Australia belong to the Pterostachys group.
Colour: Pale yellow with a tint of green
Common Uses: They include as an analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, and as a diuretic. The only significant difference is the region from which it was grown. The different soil, temperature, precipitation, etc. contributes to some subtle changes in scent, the greatest advantage being for more sophisticated label claims.
Aromatic Scent: Lavender Australian is a rare species with a well-balanced and full-bodied aroma. Herbalist regards Lavender as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes. Lavender is the essential oil most commonly associated with burns and healing of the skin. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties, which will ease the pain of a burn and prevent infection. It also has cytophylactic properties that promote rapid healing and help reduce scarring.
History: The temperate climatic requirement for growing Lavandula species has resulted in plantings in all states of Australia but the most interest appears to be in Victoria and southern New South Wales.