Lavender – Organic

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Lavenders Roman name – “lavare”, meaning “to wash” or “livendula” meaning “livid or bluish”.

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Documented use for over 2500 years, the Egyptians for mummification as well as in perfumery. Mentioned in the Bible as “spikenard” which is the Greek name for Lavender – “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anoited the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, & the house was filled with the odour of the ointment”. It is believed to be taken from the Garden of Eden but its scent was bestowed when Mother Mary laid Jesus’ clothing upon a bush to dry. Lavender spread across Europe from Greece to France in 600 B.C. Medieval & Renaissance Europe washing women were known as “lavenders”. Grave robbers used to wash in “Four Thieves Vinegar” (which contained lavender) after doing their dirty work. Elizabeth I apparently demanded lavender conserve at the table & lavender flowers every day of the year – a hard task as they do not flower every day of the year! Roman soldiers & soldiers in WWI used lavender to dress their war wounds. Rene Gattefosse (the founder of modern day aromatherapy) badly burned his hand, he put lavender oil on & the pain stopped & the wound healed quickly.

Lavender has been shown to help with the following health conditions: Hyperactivity, insomnia, flatulence, bacterial & fungal infections, gum infections, impotence (in a study of men pumpkin & lavender were found to be the most arousing scents!), acne, skin rashes, aching joints & muscles, insect repellant, nits, stress, depression, sinus congestion, hangovers, headaches, tension, exhaustion, colds, liver & gall bladder complaints, loss of appetite, respiratory complaints & is even being looked at for helping with breast cancer treatment.


Organic Lavender Lavandula officinalis (flower)


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