Chappell Hill Lavender Farm

Lavender Through the Ages

Many people appreciate lavender for its aromatic fragrance, used in soaps, lotions and sachets for scenting clothes, however, for years it has also been used for its antiseptic qualities. The name lavender comes from the Latin root lavare, which means "to wash." Lavender most likely earned this name because it was frequently used in baths to help purify the body and spirit.

This herb is also considered a natural remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to mood disturbances. Research has confirmed that lavender produces calming, soothing, sedative and healing effects. The historic use and recognition of lavender is almost as old as the history of man. As an herb, lavender has been in documented use for over 2500 years.

Lavender is oft mentioned in the Bible, not by the name lavender but rather by the name used at that time—spikenard. It is written that Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard and anointed the feet of Jesus and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.

The story of the Lavender Wand

A Short History of Lavender Use

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As you can see, lavender has been used worldwide through the ages and is still used today for its many wonderful qualities.

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