Lavender has many different characteristics to be taken in consideration. From this plant you can get several antiseptic, calming, soothing and bactericide properties, not only coming from its fruity flowers but from the whole plant as well. Depending on the processed of abstraction, you can produce many kinds of different lavender elements: oil, cosmetics, fruits, flowers, medications and others.Thanks to the characteristics of this plant, the lavender is widely used in all those fields where it can be used as medicament, healing product, homeopathic system or aromatherapy purpose. In fact, thanks to its properties, the lavender is one of the most used healing plant not only where the plant is originally grown but also world-widely. Many use the flower to let the perfume spread through the environment getting the positive aerial properties be released in the air. Only a few knows that the typical smell comes from the essential oil which is naturally present in the flower of the lavender, ... continua
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, being excreted by some glands that the plant itself has.Lavender must be processed in specific periods of time. There are specific timeframes when you can collect the flowers depending on the usage you want to do. If you need it as herbal medication you usually grow the plant and collect the flowers when they start to bloom, at the very beginning, while if you need it for cosmetic purposes, it is better to wait and start collecting flowers, and parts of the plant during the actual blooming season, at its top. Since the flowers can preserve their smell even after they have been processed, you can save them, and use them to create those typical perfume bags.Lavender plants grow in those places that are characterized by dry weather and rocky soil, so you do not need to water it that much, unless it shows otherwise. The right amount of humidity is essential, but too much would let your plant get rotten. Take care of the flowers when in bloom because bees could take advantage of them to create their precious lavender honey, so do not fertilize it with chemicals and pesticides.