In honor of Nimri’s vast herb garden in Star Bridge, I am devoting today’s blog to Lavender.  

The flowers and oil are both used to make medicine, but I normally think of lavender as the way my Grandmama smelled on Sunday morning. (Most of the time, she smelled like fresh bread, because she always seemed to be making something yummy in the kitchen.) That said, lavender permeated some of her cooking, too. I don’t know if she used it because she liked the scent or to treat restlessness, nervousness, and depression.

The oil is used for a variety of digestive complaints including gas and upset stomach.lavender3

By inhalation, lavender is used as aromatherapy for insomnia and pain because the oil has a sedating effect and seems to relax muscles.

I have also heard that putting a drop of lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite stops the itching reduces swelling, but I have never used it for that, nor have I tried it on minor burns, where it is said that a drop or two on the burn reduces swelling and pain. And I most certainly have never tried rubbing lavender oil on my scalp daily, which supposedly promotes hair growth. The last thing my hair needs is added volume.

In conclusion, I now understand why my grandmama always had it around and why there are fields of it in places like Southern France.


Author: foguth

Though Jeanne began her career technical writing, her love of romantic-suspense, whether it be present, future or in an unknown galaxy inspired her to write the novels she wanted to find in bookstores. Since marrying, Jeanne and her husband have lived from the arctic to the tropics, as well as from yacht to off-grid mountain home. She loves using vivid colors and flowing shapes in her oil paintings as well as creating edible landscapes. At present, she is finishing writing the Chatterre Trilogy and working on a new episode for The Sea Purrtector Files. You can always find out what she is working on and/or contact her at:

14 thoughts on “Lavender”

  1. Lavander is very ancient and useful herb: almost all its parts can be used to produce some special balsamic ointments 😀
    Lavender was one of the herbs, in the biblical Temple, used to prepare the holy essence and is mentioned in the Song of Solomon!

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      1. I’ve found this interesting text how to cultivate lavander 😛
        “Lavenders flourish best in dry, well-drained, sandy or gravelly soils in full sun, and need little fertilizer and a good air circulation in soils with a pH between 6 and 8.
        In areas of high humidity, root rot due to fungus infection and organic mulches that can trap moisture around the plants, therefore gravelly materials like little rocks help to get better results”.
        Happy Lavander 😀

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