THE HEALING POWER AND THE USES IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN OF LAVENDER (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA L.)

Zsolt SZEKELY-VARGA, Timea HITTER, Maria CANTOR

Abstract


Recently, in our country, as elsewhere in the world there was a special focus on the use of medicinal and aromatic plants. Day by day, more people are recognizing and admitted the therapeutic effects and the benefits of medicinal and aromatic plants being used in curing diseases. Among the medicinal and aromatic plants that have given rise to a particular interest in the last decades is also the lavender plant (Lavandula angustifolia L.). Current medical trends are grafted increasingly on the use of treatment with pharmaceutical products derived from plants (phytotherapy). Phytotherapy is a real possibility in modern therapeutics alongside chemotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy and balneology, food hygiene etc. The following review presents the therapeutic effects and the benefits of the lavender (Lavandula angustifolia L.) as plant, lavender fragrance, cut flower and landscape planting design.

Keywords


flower and medicinal plant, therapeutic landscape design, lavender oil

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