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A hybrid plant, the result of a cross between L. angustifolia and L. latifolia . Its stem is longer (60 to 80 cm) than that of lavender, it has a larger, more pointed flower head, and is more vividly purple in colour. It is also distinguished from lavender by the presence of two lateral spikelets. Its seeds are sterile, it propagates through cuttings, which is why, unlike fields of lavender that feature a variety of different shades, fields of lavandin are a uniform purple in colour.

Latin name

Lavandula x hybrida Rev.


South of France.

Used part

The flower tops.

Active components

Essential oils (linalool, linalyl acetate, camphor, eucalyptol): have pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anxiolytic properties.

Phenolic acids (rosmarinic and chlorogenic acid): powerful, anti-inflammatory and calming action.

Flavonoids: antioxidant.

Anthocyanins: antioxidant.

Tannins: astringent properties.


Lavender is probably the oldest fragrance in the world. The Ancient Egyptians used it in a balm as a perfume for the rich. Dioscorides wrote that it could relive indigestion, headaches and sore throats. Used externally, lavander can be used to clean wounds and burns, and to treat skin conditions. Lavender was spread over the ground to refresh the air in bedrooms and bathrooms, and was used as incense during religious ceremonies. The presence of camphor and eucalyptol in lavandin essential oil makes it less suitable for use as a component in perfume, in comparison with other sorts of lavender. However, it is perfect to diffuse in a room and for use as an ingredient in cosmetic and personal hygiene products. Thanks to these two components, this essential oil acts well against itching, calms pain and soothes insect bites and stings. It is easily absorbed by the skin, and provides an instant sensation of freshness, similar to menthol. In aromatherapy, the essential oil is used for its anxiolytic properties, which has recently been scientifically confirmed.

Bibliographical references

The health claims that feature on our website in relation to the plants contained in our products are compliant with the list of health claims awaiting final assessment by the Community authorities (cf. website of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/). However, they may be subject to modification following their assessment by the national competent authorities.

The health claims relating to other nutrients or substances contained in our products that feature on our site are compliant with Regulation No. 432/2012 of the Commission of 16 May 2012 which establishes a list of authorised health claims authorised in relation to food products, other than those in reference to the reduction of the risk of disease as well as community-based development and child health (cf. website of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/).