Lavender has been known for thousands of years, from the time of ancient Greece. The Romans brought lavender throughout Europe, everywhere they went, to create a local supply of lavender essential oil.

Lavender was first found on the Canary Islands, southern Spain, and Cape Verde, an island nation consisting of a 10-island atoll located in the central Atlantic Ocean. Gradually, this plant appeared throughout Europe, northern and western Africa, northwest Asia to northeastern India.

This is a typical tree of Provence, France

Lavender flowers have opposite leaves, are stemless and covered with fine hairs. The flower stalks are long, gray and angled. Lavender flowers are lilac purple, flower tubes are arranged continuously around the flower stalk.

This is a typical tree of Provence, France. Popular tourist destination for nature lovers and romantics.

How is lavender used?

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The plant’s name is derived from the Latin word “lavare” which means “to wash”, and was used in purification rituals in ancient Rome.

As an herbal plant, the uses of lavender also have many. Due to its clean aroma and insect repellent properties, it is a widely used herb. It was used to disinfect wounds during wartime.

Lavender is a widely used herb

The most common use of Lavender is used to extract essential oils to make perfumes, mixed with many other essential oils such as menthol, rosemary essential oil, lemon essential oil or citrus essential oils. tangerine. It is also combined with clove, cedarwood, sage, geranium, patchouli… lavender essential oil is extracted only from flowers and flower stalks. In addition, the essential oil of lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which are used in many bath products.

Not only taking essential oil, lavender is also used to make fragrant powder bags, dried flowers. The scent of lavender makes people feel comfortable, relaxing, and sometimes has sedative properties.

Lavender is one of the sacred midsummer herbs, its flowering period from June to August. During the Middle Ages, it was considered the herb of love, symbolizing good luck