Essential oil by steam distillation from the fresh floweing tops. An absolute and concrete are also produced by solvent extraction in smaller quantities
The oil is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a sweet, floral-herbaceous scent and balsamic-woody undertone; it has a more fragrant floral scent than spike lavender. It blend well with most oils, especially citrus and florals; also cedarwood, clove, clary sage, pine, geranium, labdanum, oakmoss, vetiver, patchouli, etc. The absolute is a dark green viscous liquid with a very sweet herbaceous, somewhat floral odor.
Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrizant, cordial, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary.
linalyl acetate, linalol, lavandulol, lavandulyl acetate, terpineol, cineol, limonenene, ocimene, caryophyllene, 100+ other constituents.