Gotta love Lavender.. The smell, the essence, the healing properties, the color and many more.. In this post I wanted to focus on the many Benefits of this amazing plant we call Lavender.
What is amazing about Lavender other than its multitude of benefits is that it also has a really long history. Within many old documents the famous plant has been noted to be used for over 2,500 years. Exactly how long more lavender has been used is not exactly sure yet it shows it has traveled possibly for thousands upon thousands of years throughout history.
Lavender Tip – Crush some fresh lavender flowers in your hand and gently rub the oils it produces around your neck. This will be similar in a way to a natural perfume and smells lovely.
Where Lavender Originates
Archaeological evidence indicates Lavender was used a lot in Ancient Egypt, Arabia and many places throughout Europe. Many evidences over the years ago indicate it was mainly used for alternative medicine and for aromatherapy. One great example in history is the Romans loved Lavender for its many benefits in baths, for its natural insect repellent properties and also to attract women in perfume oils..
“Throughout history many uses for lavender include – use in pillows for relaxation or to produce peaceful dreams, in oils or water for aromatherapy, in deodorants and many more..”
In many ancient European cultures and myths, some referred to Lavender in a way as a plant of the gods. The plant of love for a different name. It was believed by some that by using lavender often one would attract love your way and bring you good fortune.. From this perspective, the lavender plant was seen as a gift of the gods..
Benefits of Lavender
Okay so back to my point, Lavender has many benefits. Some of those benefits included –
- Stress Release
- Headache reduction
- Microbial activity on gums
- Insect repellent
- Clean and Tone Skin
- And many more..
Well there you go, there is quite a few benefits to Lavender. While all of them have not been backed up scientifically, the history and its long use indicates that the healing qualities are present..
(Image above of a Lavender crop in Tasmania)