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Amazing Facts About Lavender

The gorgeous and peacefully aromatic Lavender is so much more than being a pretty garden flower!
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The word Lavender is said to be derived from the Latin word Lavare, the translation of which is to wash. Lavender’s botanic name is Lavandula.
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The evergreen bushy plant is a native to countries bordering the Mediterranean.
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Lavender is multi-purpose. Other than gardening, it is used as a herb in cooking. Lavender is also popular for being used as scents, comforting essential oils, medicines, and beauty products among others.
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Lavender belongs to the aromatic family of Mint known as Lamiaceae. The refreshing fragrance of Lavender often makes it a beloved choice of many scents and cuisines.
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People often consider all lavender plants to be purple hued or violet at best. However, the flowering plant comes in many colors like yellow, pink and white among others.
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Lavender is easy to bloom just that being a Mediterranean plant, it requires lots of sun and a well-drained soil.
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Lavender was a popular antiseptic and therapeutic agent around civilizations. The ancient Greek physicians used Lavender to treat insomnia and headaches.
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The plant is the national flower of Portugal. In spring, the parks and slopes of Portugal are swallowed by varying varieties of Lavender flowers.
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Lavender’s multipurpose value increases fourfold as it dries up. For example, the popularity of dried-up Lavender as a cooking ingredient kind of falls in the same league as that of herbs like beloved rosemary.
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The companion plants of Lavender are thyme, basil, rosemary, daisy, etc. It should be avoided growing with plants that require lots of water or those that have thick roots and need space to grow.
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Lavender was named the Herb of the Year in the year 1999 by the International Herb Association on account of its scenic excellence and multi-uses.
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Lavender requires heat as such many Lavender flowers struggle in the cold weather making them annual instead of hardy which survive adversity. Different regions lead to varying results but Lavandula angustifolia is often a hardy plant.
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 Vageesha Mishra

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