Ian Edwin Cock1,2,*
1Environmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
2School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Published: August 2021
Type: Medicinal Plant Images
Lavendula angustifolia Mill. (family Lamiaceae; synonyms Lavendula officinalis Chaix ex Vill. commonly known as English lavender, commom lavender) is an aromatic shrub that grows to between 1 and 2 metres tall. Despite its name, it is not native to England, but instead derives from the Mediterranean region, including Spain, France, Italy etc. The flowers and leaves are strongly aromatic and are frequently used as a herbal medicine, either as an essential oil, or as a herbal tea.1 It is particularly indicated for the relief of stress and anxiety, and to aid in inducing sleep. Photograph was taken by Dr Ian Cock in the Barossa Valley, Australia, in February 2021. Read more…