THE IMPORTANCE AND CULTIVATION OF LAVENDER PUBLISHEDAurelia Roxana JIGĂU1, F. IMBREA1, R. PAȘCALĂU1 University of Life Sciences “ King Mihai I “ from Timișoara, Romania firstname.lastname@example.org
Lavender, a precious medicinal plant, widely used in herbal medicine and aromatherapy. True lavender and lavandin are widely cultivated, the first for perfumery, the second for industry because of its slightly less delicate and more camphor perfume. Fine lavender offers a very good quality essential oil. The active ingredients of lavender Relatively different in terms of chemical composition (fine lavender essential oil contains no less than 300 components), each of these 3 lavenders has specific properties: Fine lavender EO consists mainly of linalool (a monoterpene) and linalyl acetate, which gives it antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is also antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, healing, anxiolytic, sedative and insecticide. Aspic lavender EO contains linalool, camphor and cineole. It is antitoxic, antiviral, immune system stimulating, fungicidal and analgesic. Lavandin EO is rich in linalool and linalyl acetate, with some camphor and cineole. Very effective antispasmodic, it is also a muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, healing and relaxing with sedative effects. Butterfly lavender EO is composed of 1,8-cineole and fenchone. It therefore displays antibacterial and antifungal properties against many pathogens. It also has recognized antioxidant effects. Like fine lavender, it shows significant anxiolytic effects. The cineole and camphor it contains also make it insecticidal. It is also anti-convulsant and has major positive effects on human health and care.
lavender, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, cultivation