Lavendula angustifolia is a flowering plant in the Lamiaceae (Mint) family of plants, which includes such plants as basil, rosemary, majoram, sage, and oregano.
Lavender's uses comfortably go back in excess of 2500 years. It was used by the Egyptians for fragrance and embalming. The very word lavender, is believed to have derived from old French, lavandre and ultimately from latin, lavre - to wash, or from the latin- livere - blueish - which may have been related to a blueish variation of the lavender plant. It usage by the Romans, it infusions were used in personal care. The Lavender plant generates an essential oil, that is attributed with antiseptic and anti-inflamatory properties.