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This oil is obtained from the lavender plant. The lavenders are the genus of species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is found in the Mediterranean region, tropical Africa and the southeast regions of India, growing wildly as garden escapees.
Lavender, Lavandula Angustifolia
It mainly consists of linalool (51%) and linalyl acetate (35%). Other components include á-pinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, cis- and trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, caryophyllene, terpinen-4-ol and lavendulyl acetate.
The lavender is used as Herbal Tea and as Spice. It is also used for various Medicinal purposes.