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Lavender is a very cleansing, protective and purifying herb. It is a masculine herb with the planet of Mercury and the element air. Lavender has been used in love sachets/incense and purification sachets/incense for thousands of years. Witches would also throw lavender into the Midsummer fires as a sacrifice to the gods. Lavender was also added into many healing ritual incense and frequently into bath mixtures. It is said that the odor of lavender is conducive to long life and should be smelled as often as possible. Legend also has it that if one carries lavender they will possess the ability to see ghosts and that if one is depressed and one gazes at a plant of lavender that all sorrow will depart and a joyous feeling will settle upon them.


"Magical Herbalism" by Scott Cunningham

"Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs" By Scott Cunningham


Lavender can be used for many medical reasons such as for digestion, antidepressant, antioxidant, stimulant, antiseptic and many others.

Lavender contains Volatile oils which are active against bacteria and fungi. Therefore it is used for infections causing vomiting and diarrhea.

Lavender is excellent for anxiety and stress-related symptoms such as headaches, migraines, neuralgia, palpitation, and insomnia. It also helps to lift the spirit.

Lavender can also be used as an antimicrobial, (substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi), which increases the resistance to colds, coughs, chest infections, flu ect. Lavender is also very good for people how may have asthma.

Lavender as a hot tea can reduce fever and increases the elimination of toxins via the skin and urine.

Lavender can also be used for skin problems like eczema, acne, varicose ulcers and nappy rash. It also stimulates tissue repair, minimizes scar formation when oil is applied neat to burns, cuts and wounds, sores and ulcers. Lavender oil repels insects and relieves bites and stings, pain of bruises, sprains, gout, arthritis and muscle tensions.


"The Complete Herbal Tutor" by Anne McIntyre

My Local Herbalist

These are only remedies and one should seek medical attention if needed.

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Re: Lavender
Post # 2
Hello PaganWolf314
You have a good approach to knowledge. Can I add a little bit your essay? Lavender is considered the birthplace of the Mediterranean. But the lavender grows from the Canary Islands to the Arabian and Eastern India. Lavender is grown specifically for different purposes in France, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Russia. Gather lavender during its mass flowering, when the dissolved 50% of flowers - at the time of their color and flavor of the strongest. This period begins in late June - early July, so it is best to collect the plant in the Ivan Kupala Day, when all the plants reach the peak of his magical powers. Inflorescences are cut to a length of 10-12 cm, and hung out to dry in a warm, shaded and well ventilated place, and then robbed flowers.
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Re: Lavender
Post # 3
Lavender - the ancient and magical remedy. In the magic of lavender symbolizes protection, sleep, longevity, purification, happiness, peace of mind, money. As well as attracting good strength and romantic love.
Always thought that Lavender promotes self-discovery, rapid recovery of strength, provides a complete energy relaxation, reduce aggression and help to recover from envy. Also helps bring dreams of a past life.
The American Indians Lavender is one of the sacred plants. Indian shamans voskurivayut lavender to clean the premises or person to create a favorable atmosphere for Witchcraft and ward off evil spirits.
In Europe since ancient times believed that the scent of lavender attracts love, and leads to long life.

In large doses, lavender may cause aggression and hatred of all things, so use it carefully, slowly.

The smell of lavender does not like animals and insects that are carriers of evil such as mice, rats, moles. So often put lavender oil in storage products and apparel.
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Post # 4
does anyone know if there is a certain deity that is associated with the scent of lavender? because i can smell it strongly and i think one has chosen me but i can't figure out which one.
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Post # 5
This might help. I will mail you with the info...
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