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Sweet aroma fills the air

HFF everyone ...... and you can just imagine the beautiful sweet aroma filling the air around this garden can't you :)

 

Lavender has been used throughout the ages. The Romans introduced lavender and its uses into England and Europe. They used the flower heads in their communal baths not only for their fragrance but probably also as an antiseptic. The ancient Greeks are also thought to have used lavender for treatment of throat infections and chest complaints.

 

In medieval times herbalists used lavender to prevent head lice. For many centuries lavender flowers have been tied into small bundles and placed into pillows or laundry to make them smell pleasant and keep bugs away.

 

Lavender has been prized for its wonderful perfume since Elizabethan times when it was used for sweetening washing water and disguising foul smells. The reverence for its perfume still continues today. During the Black Death (Plague) in 1665, lavender was hung in bunches, so its fragrance would cloak the foul smell of death and decay.

  

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Taken on June 30, 2011