Lavender has been around for centuries and centuries and has, throughout time, been used to treat and heal various ailments. This post from Sarah details what lavender is, its various forms, how to use lavender, and the precautions to take when using it. Let this serve as a basic guide to understanding and finding natural remedies with lavender.
The benefits of lavender have been recorded for over 2500 years in several cultures throughout history, and touted for its various culinary & medicinal uses. The word lavender comes from the latin word “lavare”, meaning “to wash”, likely because the Romans would use it in their public baths and laundry, and would use lavender oil as a fragrant perfume.Lavender oil has even been referenced in the Bible as a valuable and costly oil. It’s mentioned first in the Song of Solomon, and is referred to by it’s Greek name “spikenard”. We see it noted again in the gospels, in the story of the woman whose unabashed admiration and affection towards Jesus, led her to pour out an entire bottle of expensive lavender oil over his feet as she washed them (a sign of respect & humility in that time).”