Lavender is great for drought-tolerant gardens | Sayed Al Bustani | Home and garden

Lavender is a cheerful and useful garden plant. It can be used as a low, drought-tolerant hedge, specimen plant, cut flower, and grass that provides an aromatic addition to any garden. As a garden ornamental, lavender features attractive gray-green foliage and eye-catching, long-lasting flowers.

Lavender has many uses. The word “lavender” comes from the Latin word “lavari,” which means “to bathe.” Hence it is closely associated with purification, aromatic pleasure, and burning incense to clean the air. Lavender was used by the Egyptians in mummification, the Romans in their baths, and medieval monks in tonics and sinks.

In terms of its herbal uses, the flower consists of a volatile oil that contains several organic components. Medicinally, these chemicals aid digestion, increase surface circulation, and have been used as antispasmodics and antidepressants. Lavender, with its wonderful, relaxing scent, is also used as a natural sleep aid.

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