Lavender is a heavily branched short shrub that grows to a height of roughly 60 centimeters. Its broad rootstock bears woody branches with upright, rod like, leafy, green shoots. A silvery down covers the gray green narrow leaves, which are oblong and tapered, attached directly at the base, and curled spirally.
Lavender contains a volatile oil, the main constituents of which are: borneol, cineol, geraniol, linalool, pinene, tannin, etc. Lavender has numerous medicinal properties and it is considered by scientists as one of 20 major therapeutic herbs. The main uses of lavender concern insomnia and nervous tension by reducing blood pressure.
Lavender relieves from headaches and muscle stress, soothes the stomach, colds and coughs (asthma, whooping cough, influenza and laryngitis, sinusitis) and toothache.