Lavender is a hardy perennial in the mint family.
The herb is a Mediterranean native. This fragrant, bushy shrub has been widely cultivated for its essential oil. Ancient Greeks and Romans used lavender blossoms to scent bath water, a common use that gave the herb its name, derived from the Latin lavare, meaning to wash.
Aside from it's beauty, Lavender is renowned for it health benefits. It has been called the Swiss army knife of herbs, as it has many, many benefits. Here is a list of just a few.
Repairs Nerve Damage
It's a Disinfectant
Powerful Stress Reliever
Aids in Cell Repair
Stimulates Hair Growth
Soothes Stomach Cramps
Stabilizes Mood Swings
is an Uplifting Stimulant
Aids in Wound Healing
Reduces Wrinkles & Signs of Aging
an Aphrodisiac (for some)
and more. Much more. The old adage 'when in doubt use lavender' is a good one to live by.
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