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Lavender (Lavandula vera), shrub of the mint family, cultivated for its aromatic flowers that, along with the leaves, are used for medicinal purposes. Lavender is normally used in the form of an oil derived from the flowers and distilled with water. It is used for flatulence, migraine, headache, fainting, and dizziness. It also has some antiseptic properties and is useful against putrefactive bacteria in the intestines.

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