ERIKA CRADDOCK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ERIKA CRADDOCK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Fields of lavender (Lavandula spica) plants planted in rows. Lavender has several medicinal properties. Lavender oil is a very good antiseptic and can also be used as an insecticide. Preparations of this plant can also relieve coughs and prevent involuntary muscle spasms. It is cultivated throughout Europe as a source of scent and oil. Photographed in Provence, France.
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