by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupé
The sweet, balsamic scent of Lavender’s blossoms have relaxed and allured mankind for centuries. What our ancestors may not have known is that lavender packs a potent medicinal side, too.
Come with us on a journey into the mysteries of this hardy Mediterranean shrub in this edition of The Practical Herbalist’s Herbal Folio series. We’ll explore Lavender’s medicinal properties, the conditions it best treats, and how to make good lavender medicinal preparations. We’ll take a look at Lavender’s cautions. Then, we’ll look at how Lavender can be used in the house and in caring for our animal companions. We’ll get practical tips on how to grow and harvest Lavender, and delve into the folklore, myths, and historical and magical uses of Lavender. As always, we’ll give you a few recipes to get you started in making Lavender a part of your life. Learn more about the scent Cleopatra used to seduce Marc Antony with Lavender: Perfume with a Medicinal Punch.
For more information on Lavender, purchase a copy of Lavender: Perfume with a Medicinal Punch. This Herbal Folio contains expanded information, including:
- Medicinal Properties
- Conditions best helped by Lavender
- Gardening and Gathering
- Animal Husbandry
- Household Formulas
- History, Folklore, Myth, and Magic
- Quick Facts
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