One can never have enough Lavender!
One of the most multifaceted herbs that can be grown is Lavender. Although originally native to Africa and the mediterian, it eventually spread far and wide across the globe. Mostly due to trade and the general versatility of the herb. It has been used all throughout history, the ancient Egyptians even used it in there embalming process. Cleopatra is said to have worn the scent to seduce Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and the romans used it in there extravagant baths.
The name lavender is derived from the Latin word lavare meaning to wash a reference to it being a common herb used for the washing of clothes and to scent bedding. The washer women of the middle ages were known as lavender. In ancient Greece and India it is also refered to as a spikenard. Lavender is a genus of 39 known flowering plants belonging to the mint family known…
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