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Surprising medicinal uses for lavender oil

By Ravensthorpe: NaturalNews) The lavender plant, which is native to the Old World and is characterized by its beautiful hues and invigorating fragrance, has been used for more than 2,500 years as a cosmetic aid. The ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians, for instance, would use lavender as a natural perfume. The Romans loved to use lavender to scent their baths (in fact, lavender is derived from the Latin lavare, which means "to wash"), while the people of Medieval and Renaissance Europe used lavender to deodorize the stone floors of their castles.