Lavender לבנדר נרד
Flower and Buds
ALSO KNOWN AS BIBLICAL NARD AND DESERT LAVENDER
History & Facts
The origin of Lavender is believed to be from the Mediterranean, Middle East, and India. Its history goes back some 2500 years. Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family known for its beauty, its sweet floral fragrance, and its multiple uses.
The ancient Greeks called Lavender nardus, after the Syrian city of Naarda and were commonly called Nard by ancient Israelites. Lavender was one of the holy herbs used to prepare the Holy Essence and Nard, or ‘Spikenard’ which is referred to as Desert Spike Lavender which is mentioned in the Bible in the ‘Song of Solomon’ among other places.
Lavender derives its name from the Latin ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash”. The Israelites and Romans alike used Lavender to scent their baths, beds, clothes, and even hair. They also discovered its medicinal properties such as Analgesic; Antidepressant; Antiseptic; Anti-inflammatory; Antiviral; Bactericidal; Decongesting; Diuretic; Deodorant; Tonic – strengthens and restores vitality to various body systems; restful, mood uplifting.
Song of Songs 1:12
While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
Song of Songs 4:13
Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates, with precious fruits: henna with spikenard plants,
Song of Songs 4:14
Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree; myrrh and aloes, with all the best
Emotional Influence: Health, love, peace, and consciousness. To calm down massage the solar plexus with lavender. All lavenders calm emotional extremes and aid deep meditation and spirituality. Balances higher and lower energy centers in the body. Calms fears, insecurity, inner child, restlessness, depression, and useful during times of change or feelings of loss of control and insecurity.
Beneficial for skin conditions, anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, acne, arthritis, rheumatism, insomnia (may be excellent), tachycardia, phlebitis, mouth abscess, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, lowering blood pressure, fluid retention. Has assisted in the elimination of waste through the lymphatic system, pre-menstrual and menopausal problems, thrush, hair loss, dandruff, burns, stretch marks, minimizing scarring, herpes, diaper rash, ulcers, cankers, allergies, asthma, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, wounds, dermatitis, earache, chronic fatigue syndrome and boost immunity.
May assist with tonsillitis, eczema, fainting, cuts, headaches, hysteria, irritability, moodiness, insect bites, and stings. Also lice, ringworm, sunburn, muscular aches and pains, abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flu, fears, change, insecurity, inner child, restlessness, depression, PMS, shock, vertigo, sciatica, nerves, and stress (by balancing extremes of emotions, it may contribute to emotional equilibrium).
Constituent: Ketones/Esters /Linalool
|Scientific name:||Lavandula stoechas L. Lavendula angustifolia|
|Common name:||French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Stoechas Lavender, Topped Lavender, Desert Spike Lavender|
|Hebrew name:||אזוביון דגול|
|Family:||Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים|
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