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Lavender

Author : Maria Lis-Balchin
ISBN : 0203216520
Genre : Science
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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, including: * taxonomy, and history of usage and nomenclature * lavender cultivation for essential oil production and retail purposes in different countries * phytochemistry of the genus * chemistry of Lavandula oils * theory and practice of distillation and standardization of lavender essential oils * pharmacology and therapeutic properties of lavender oil and Lavandula extracts * use of lavender oil in aromatherapy, perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and medicine * new research into Lavandula species and their oils With contributions from lavender researchers worldwide, this book will be of interest both to graduate students and scientists in academia and industry who are involved with lavender, to professionals in the lavender growing and retail industry, the perfumery, food and cosmetics industries, and to those interested in lavender for alternative and conventional medical use.

The Lavender Lover S Handbook

Author : Sarah Berringer Bader
ISBN : 9781604693997
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 55. 92 MB
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“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” —Alice Walker The Lavender Lover's Handbook provides a complete checklist of the color, fragrance, size, and foliage of the 100 easiest, most stunning lavenders available today. In addition to details about spacing, planting, pruning, Sarah Berringer Bader offers tips to harvest, cook, and craft with this wonderful herb. The abundant variety, hardiness, fragrance, and culinary opportunities make lavender one of the most popular and versatile plants, and with this practical and accessible guide, it's easier than ever to grow lush lavender at home.

Lavender

Author : Virginia McNaughton
ISBN : 1604691255
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 69. 93 MB
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In this complete, practical guide leading lavender specialist Virginia McNaughton details more than 200 lavender species and cultivars, including many that are adaptable, hardy and dependable.

Lavender

Author : Joanna Sheen
ISBN : 0671734164
Genre : Art
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Lavender is devoted to the Victorian charm of old-fashioned posies, sachets, and bath oils.

Lavender

Author : Ellen Spector Platt
ISBN : 9780811743273
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 49. 89 MB
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New full-color photos. Growing and using in the garden. Instructions for a variety of crafts and potpourris plus recipes for entrees, sides, and pastries.

Lavender

Author : Anne Simonet-Avril
ISBN : 3938265140
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 29. 14 MB
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"Lavender is the very soul of Haute Provence. Whether one arrives from the Drome, the Dauphine or the Var, here the earth's arid expanses are covered with violet-blue and scented...". The words of the novelist Jean Giono still ring true, although today lavender is grown throughout the world, from Piedmont in Italy to Wales, and from Bulgaria to China and Japan.

Lemons And Lavender

Author : Billee Sharp
ISBN : 9781936740109
Genre : House & Home
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A green guide to a sustainable home explains how to help the environment while saving money, in a book that explains how to ditch the lawn for an organic-vegetable garden, cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save money with small repairs, clean one's house with lemons and lavender and much more.

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