If I could choose but one plant in my garden it would be lavender.
Lavender oil was also used for massage.
The Lady of the Manor used lavender for culinary and medicinal purposes, and kept a still -room for preparation for use by family and staff.
Victorian ladies enjoyed lavender, turning their faces towards the sweet scent and inhaling it to calm their fluttering hearts.
A member of the mint family, and cousin to rosemary, lavender can be used like rosemary in many dishes.
" here's your sweet lavender
sixteen sprigs a penny
that you'll find my ladies
will smell as sweet as any "
~ The Lavender Seller's Cry, London, England 1900