Lavandin abrialis

Latin Name

Lavandula hybrida abrialis

Family

Lamiaceae

Chemotype

Linalool, Linallyl Acetate, 1,8cineol.

Distilled Component

Flowering tops

Traditionally Known Properties

Strong antispasmodic, muscle relaxant. Versatile antibacterial. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory. Cicatrizant, vulnerary. Calming, relaxant, sedative. Stronger disinfectant than Lavender.

Precautions

Not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, and children under the age of 6. Not recommended for people with an epileptic condition.

Anecdote

Lavandin is a hybrid plant developed by crossing two species of Lavandula vera (L. officinalis ou L. augustifolia) and Lavandula latifolia (L. latifolia). Its scent is close to that of Lavandula vera, but with hints of camphor (6-8 %). Lavandin has been grown since 1930. Discovered by accident, this species is now the most cultivated of the lavenders, as its flowers are even richer in essential oils than those of True lavender. The highly fragrant scent of this essential oil is more camphorated than Lavender and it is widely used in the perfume industry. Most widely grown varieties today: Lavandin Grosso: 80% of growing areas devoted to lavandins Lavandin Abrialis: 10% Lavandin Super: 10% At the end of the 19th century, lavender-based scent water was introduced and, for the first time, men truly convert a perfume to their own use. It became the most popular male perfume for many years and consisted mostly of lavender essential oil.