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Name: Lavender

Scientific name: Lavandula angustifolia

Family: Lamiaceae

Flowering period: April - September

Description :


Lavender is an evergreen and perennial poa that blooms every summer. It is multi-branched, with upright shoots growing from the base. It reaches a height of 30 to 80 cm, has grey-green leaves, narrow and lanceolate. It is native to the Mediterranean regions, as well as in the countries of Asia. It is grown in soils rich in calcium, as this way, the quality of its essential oil is improved and helps the plant grow. Lavender dislikes moist or completely dry environments. It is propagated by seeds, cuttings and offshoots.

Use & History :


Since ancient times, lavender holds one of the most important positions among aromatic and healing plants. The ancient Egyptians prepared a fragrant balm from lavender to use in the mummification ritual. Lavender gets its name from the Latin lavare meaning "to wash". Its main use during the ancient times was the perfuming of the bath. Later and especially during the Middle Ages, freshly washed white clothes were perfumed with its sweet and refreshing aroma.

The essential oil contained in its leaves is used in perfumery, as well as for the treatment of neurasthenias. It also has antiseptic properties and helps in healing wounds. Its healing properties have been known since antiquity and are mentioned by Dioscorides, Pliny and Galen. In Arabic medicine, lavender was considered a valuable antispasmodic and antitussive drug.

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