Besides for its beauty, the lavender has been honoured for centuries for its health benefits.
Its name derives from the Latin root “lavare,” which literally means “to wash.” The earliest recorded use of lavender dates back to ancient #Egypt. There, lavender oil played a role in the mummification process.
During later times, lavender became a bath additive in several regions, including Persia, ancient #Greece, and #Rome. These cultures believed that lavender helped purify the body and mind.
Since ancient times, lavender has been used to treat different health issues.
The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It’s also said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain.
The annual #Lavender #Festival, which takes place in #Bulgaria at the end of June, is one of the most beautiful experiences that can bring you to the world of lavender.
The Festival includes visit to the lavender fields in the Karlovo region, ancient rituals related to the harvesting and brewing of lavender, tasting of traditional Bulgarian ritual bread and lavender tea.