Introduction The name of lavender comes from the Latinword ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash’, and wasused as a ritual bathing herb in ancientRome. Lavender, the common name of thegenus Lavandula. It is a summer floweringperennial shrub with flower colors thattypically range from deep purple to paleblue, and also includes some pink, yellow,green, and white varieties. There are 39species of Lavandula, with cultivars
Culinary UseFlowers yield well-supplied nectar from whichbees make a high-quality honey. Flowers can becandied and are sometimes used as cakedecorations. Lavender flavors baked goods anddesserts and is also used to make “ lavendersugar ". Lavender flowers are occasionallyblended with black, green, or herbal tea,adding a fresh, relaxing scent and flavor.Lavender lends a floral and slightly sweetflavor to most dishes. For most cookingapplications the dried buds are used. Only the
Available Forms of LavenderCommercial preparations are madefrom dried flower, dried herb, andessential oil. Lavender isavailable in the following forms: o Teas. o Tinctures.
o Lavender oil(Aromatherapy oil).o Bath gels.o Extracts.o Lotions.o Soaps.
How Lavender Is Used ….?Lavender is most commonly used inaromatherapy, in which the scentof the essential oil from theflowers is inhaled. Dried lavenderflowers can be used to make teas orliquid extracts that can be takenby mouth. The calming influence oflavender essential oil combineswith French lavender buds for a
Internal useInternal uses of lavender are asfollows:-IndigestionIrritabilityAnxietyExhaustionTensionHeadache
External use•It is mainly used for itsantiseptic and anti-dandruffproperties.•It have local pain killingactions.•Used to treat most type of burns,including sunburn, muscular
Side effects of Lavender someAlthough side effects are rare,individuals may develop an allergicreaction to lavender. Consuminglarge doses may cause: When taken by mouth :-o Constipationo Headacheo Nausea
o Depressiono Excessive sleepiness or drowsinesso Slow breathing, ando Reduced mental alertness.o Increase appetite.When applied to the skin :-o Skin inflammation .