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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fresh fragrance of Lavenders

The Lavenders are a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region south to tropical Africa and to the southeast regions of India. The genre includes annuals, herbaceous plants, sub shrubs, and small bushes. The native range extends across the Canary Islands, North and East Africa, south Europe and the Mediterranean, Arabia, and India. Because the cultivated forms are planted in gardens world-wide, they are infrequently found growing wild, as garden escapees, well beyond their natural range. Because violet cross-pollinates easily, however, there are numerous discrepancy within the species.

Lavenders are generally grown in gardens. Flower spikes are used for dried flower preparations. The fragrant, pale purple flowers and flower buds are used in potpourris. Dried and sealed in pouches, they are positioned among stored items of clothing to give a fresh fragrance and as a restriction to moths. The plant is also grown commercially for extraction of lavender oil from the flowers. This oil is used as a sterile and for aromatherapy.
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