LAVANDULA HYBRIDA ABRIAL HERB OIL
Lavandin stems from the crossbreed between spike lavender (Lavendula latifolia spica) and officinal lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). It is found in large quantities in the South of France, where it is mainly used by the perfume industry. Lavandin has notorious healing and anti-inflammatory properties (1) and is known for its soothing effects. Its bactericidal and fungicidal properties (2), (3) make it an essential oil often used in dermatology, particularly in otology. It might even have effects on Malassezia, a yeast responsible for skin diseases. However, its use on cats is not recommended, due to the camphor ketones it contains (4).
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(3) Jianu C, Pop G, Gruia A T, Horhat F G. Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia) Grown in Western Romania. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 2013 ;15: 772‒776.
(4) Kamali H, Jalilvand MR, Aminimoghadamfarouj N. Pressurized fluid extraction of essential oil from Lavandula hybrida using a modified supercritical fluid extractor and a central composite design for optimization. J Sep Sci. 2012 Jun;35(12):1479-85.