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Product: Essential oils

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   Essential oils belong to the category Oils, fats and waxes

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LAVENDER - essential oils

Lavandula angustifolia Miller (Lamiaceae, formerly known as Labiatae).

Given its scientific name by Philip Miller, curator of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London in 1768, from plants growing in the garden.

Native to the Mediterranean region, in dry habitats.

Life form: small shrub.

Parts used: essential oil extracted from flowers.

Ploidy level: diploid.

  

Specimen from the Clifford Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London (Lavandula stoechas L. - French Lavender)