Lavender

lavender

Lavandula Angustifolia

Lavender is a native plant of southern Europe and the medirerranean countries. It is one of the most widely known aromatic and pharmaceutical herbs, that have been used since the ancient years until nowadays. References for its therapeutic properties can be found in the writings of Theofrastos as well as in the book of Dioscourides “De Materia Medica”.

The ancient Greeks and Persians used it to cleanse the rooms of patients and hospitals. The Roman soldiers carried lavender with them for treating their wounds. In the first World War lavender was also used by the soldiers for treating wounds. Its name comes from the latin verb “lavare” which means “to clean”.