Lavender - French
Lavender was widely used in ancient Egypt for its fragrance, and it was also a favorite in the homes of Greeks and Romans. Even its name is derived from the Latin word, lavare, which means “to wash,” because it was used by the Romans in scented baths. When introduced to England in the Middle Ages, Lavender became a popular "strewing herb" that was spread on the floors of rooms, and when stepped upon, it not only emitted a wonderful fragrance, but it was also an effective insect repellent. In France, the town of Grasse used Lavender in their glove-tanning process, and when the town remained remarkably free of plague, it encouraged people elsewhere to carry the herb to ward off disease.
Some historical uses: The Universal Oil - Burns, Inflammation, cuts, wounds, eczema, Fainting, Headaches, Hysteria, Migraine, Nervous tension, Infections, Bacterial Conditions, Ulcers, Acne, Boils, Asthma, Psoriasis, Insomnia, Carbuncles, Colic, convulsions, Depression, Asthma, Earache, Epilepsy, Gonorrhoea, Halitosis, Insomnia, Depression and PMS Migraine, nausea, Leucorrhoea, , Laryngitis, snake bite & insect bites (Strong anti-venom properties - don't substitute for health practioner - emergency only). For emotional healing Massage on solar plexus relieves anger and balances mood swings, stabilizes physical, etheric and astral planes, balances higher and lower chakras.