Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill.) – a very valuable plant in the current romanian landscape

Emil LUNCEAN, Marcel M. DUDA, Alexandru GHEȚE, Cristina MURESAN, Ștefania SIMEA

Abstract


Lavender (or French lavender) is a plant that has gained a lot of popularity in Romania in recent years, both for aromatic and medicinal use, as well as for ornamental purposes. Volatile oil consists of numerous monoterpenic compounds, predominantly linalool (freely or esterified - especially as acetate) and esters, triterpene acids, coumarins, flavones, resins, a bitter principle, polyphenols (eg rosmarinic acid). The production and quality of volatile oil are greatly influenced by pedoclimatic conditions. For therapeutic purposes, inflorescences or volatile oil can be used in aromatherapy, inhalation or massage, with beneficial action in neurological diseases (including migraines, insomnia, epilepsy) - relaxing, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant and neuroprotective action (anticonvulsive and neuroprotective); carminative, analgesic, sedative, hypotensive, antimicrobial, antifungal, antitussive, collagogue, choleretic, diuretic, general tonic, cardiotonic and tonic aperitif, deodorant and many others.

Keywords


lavender, inflorescențe, esential oil

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