English lavender. Definition

Medical Definition: English lavender

Plant with aromatic leaves and flowers belonging to the mint family. The oil is extracted from the flowers has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems, keep out insects and washing. It is also used in aromatherapy. Perillyl alcohol, a substance found in the English lavender, is being studied to prevent and treat cancer. The scientific name Lavandula angustifolia. Also called lavender and true lavender.

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