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Lavender

The Lavenders - Lavandula - 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 genus includes annuals, herbaceous plants, subshrubs, and small shrubs. 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 occasionally found growing wild, as garden escapees, well beyond their natural range. Because Lavender cross-pollinates easily, however, there are countless variations within the species. Lavender flowers yield abundant nectar which yields a high-quality honey for beekeepers. Lavender monofloral honey is produced primarily in the nations around the Mediterranean, and marketed worldwide as a premium product. English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, and can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical applications. Lavandin, Lavandula x intermedia (also known as French lavender), yields a similar essential oil, but with higher levels of terpenes including camphor, which add a sharper overtone to the fragrance. In a preliminary experiment, Japanese researchers found that lavender essential oil relaxed vascular smooth muscle. They further discovered a chemical called linalyl acetate as the major ingredient to cause the relaxation effects on rabbit vascular smooth muscle. Linalyl acetate produced sustained and progressive relaxation during the contraction through partially activation of nitric oxide/cyclic guanosine monophosphate pathway, and partially MLC dephosphorylation via activating MLC phosphatase.

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Lavender 0.5kg Lavender 0.5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
03279
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Lavender 0.5kg Lavender 0.5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
22301
10.95
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