English Lavender Seeds
Known as the "Queen of the Scented Garden", Lavender
is highly valued for cutting, drying and essential oils. The Romans used lavenders
to wash. The name lavender
is, in fact, derived from the Latin word "lavare" which means "to wash".
gets its name from its beginnings in the England's lavender
oil industry in the 1700s. English Lavender
is now the most popular garden lavender
in North America and it is also referred to as "true" lavender
Due to its great xeric qualities, Lavender
has gained great popularity in the 20th century as a landscaping plant. Lavender
, along with herbs such as sage, rosemary and oregano, belongs to the mint family.
have been extensively used in herbalism for their medicinal properties and for their yield of lavender oil
, a highly effective essential oil with very sweet overtones. Lavender
is also prized in beauty products for its light floral scent and it is commonly used it in cosmetics, perfumes, salves, soaps, shampoos, and sachets for scenting clothes.
has many other uses including: baking, aromatherapy, drying, cutting, insecticides, depression, anxiety, snake bites, and insomnia.
Dried Lavender Flowers