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Lavandula species are mainly grown for their essential oils, which are used in perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and aromatherapy products, and for their use as ornamental plants and ingredients in numerous cottage industry products. Certain types of lavender oil have also been shown to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. The dried flowers have been used for centuries in pillows and sachets to promote sleep and relaxation, and oil of spike lavender is used as an insect repellent. Lavender: The Genus Lavandula is a comprehensive volume covering all aspects of our current knowledge of lavender.

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General Information  
Author(s)Lis Balchin
PublisherRoutledge Taylor and Francis group
ISBN9780415284868
Pages296
BindingHard Back
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2012