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Old Fashioned Medicinal Lavender

His Aunt Jobiska made him drink Lavender water tinged with pink For she said, ‘The world in general knows There’s nothing so good for Pobble’s toes!’   Edward Lear, ‘The Pobble Who Has No Toes’   The old herbals constantly sang the praises of lavender for medicinal purposes. John Gerard wrote in his Herball {1597}: The distilled water of Lavender smelt unto, or

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A Few of Our Favorite Old-Fashioned Lavender Ideas for the Home

Sweet Scented Armchair In one of my favorite old books Pot Pourri from a Surrey Garden {1900}, by Mrs. C.W. Earle described a delightfully fragrant household idea: ‘On the backs of my armchairs are thin Liberty oblong bags, like miniature saddle-bags, filled with dried Lavender, Sweet Verbena and Sweet Geranium leaves. This mixture is much more fragrant than the lavender alone. The visitor

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