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In traditional medicine, French lavender has similar medicinal properties to common lavender (L. angustifolia). It yields more essential oil than that species but is of inferior quality. In traditional herbal medicine the flowers, and the essential oil derived from them, are antiasthmatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive and expectorant. It is used internally to alleviate nausea. Externally, the essential oil is used as an antiseptic wash for wounds, ulcers, sores etc and as a relaxing oil for massage.

Geographical distribution

  • Europe, Southwestern Europe, France

Lavandula stoechas L.

Genus: Lavandula
Species: stoechas L.
Common names: French Lavender
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name: Stoechados
Distribution summary: Mediterranean
Habit: Sub-Shrub
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Dry grassland,scrub, meadows, open woodland, roadsides
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants in pots (POT)
Flowering months: June, July
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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