Lavandula angustifolia, better known as Lavender, is a perennial evergreen plant that has produced the most used essential oil in the world for over 2500 years. Thriving in oceanic climates with dry, rocky, sandy terrain, Lavender can be found in the Mediterranean region, Europe, Africa, the Canary Islands, the Middle East, and India.
MrandMrsNurse typically carry three different qualities of Lavender, they are our number one best sellers and for good reason. We distribute some of the finest Lavender from around the world. The yield and the quality of the oil depends on the age of the Lavender bushes as well as the weather, but they are all 100% pure and natural and our Lavender Bulgarian Organic is something special.
Lavender purposes according to ancient texts range from medicinal to religious, having been used to clean cuts and to soothe bruises and skin irritations, as well as to scent the air for spiritual practices.
HISTORY AND BENEFITS OF LAVENDER
The ancient Greeks called Lavender nardus, after the Syrian city of Naarda and was commonly called Nard. Lavender was one of the holy herbs used to prepare the Holy Essence and Nard, or ‘spikenard’ is mentioned in the bible in the ‘Song of Solomon’ among other places. Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family known for its beauty, its sweet floral fragrance and its multiple uses.
Lavender Oil is extracted from the flower tops using steam distillation. Lavender has calming effects on the body and mind, reducing stress, anxiety, as well as hysteria. Because of its antiseptic properties it can be used to heal minor wounds, cuts, bee stings, and protects against minor infections throughout the body. Lavender can also aid in reducing blood pressure, sleep aid, varicose veins, relieves sunburns, stretch marks, cellulite, dry skin, dandruff, and spasms in the muscles. Its ability to reduce emotional stress such as anxiety and its potency in alleviating headaches also extends to its ability to reduce feelings of motion sickness and to improve the mood. It is believed that Lavender can reduce symptoms of hay fever when inhaled deeply.