Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lavender the healer

ANTISEPTIC:  Lavender oil has antiseptic properties. The oil of lavender is extracted from the actual flower. It is good for cleaning scrapes and cuts that may contain foreign material. You can use lavender oil to clean surfaces in your home to lower your bacterial count.

HEALS BURNS:  Linalol is an active substance in lavender that heals sores, burns and other wounds. Pain and inflammation are reduced at the site of pain.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lavender herb saved lives in the Plague

In the 1650's when the bubonic plague killed one third of the European population.  There were  towns where no one ever died of the plague.  In fact no one ever caught the plague.

Each town had a perfume factory and Lavender oil was the base used in those perfumes.  

During this same time it was noted that no shoemaker ever died of the plague.  Could there be any connection to the Lavender oil?  Shoemakers made leather boots and shoes as well as leather gloves.