Lavender (Highland 1800m, Wildcrafted, FR)
Lavendula vera, augustifolia (France) Helps & facilitates as a nervine; addresses burns, bruises, bites/stings. A rare gift of deep soul resonance, expansion, joy, multi-levels of love, violet flame. Hand-gathered on Mt. de Cheiron in France at an elevation of 1800 meters, and distilled at the home of our artisan producer.
Dosha(s): Vata, Pitta, Kapha
About The Farmers: Sylviane lives in a tiny village high in the mountains of Southern France. She produces the exquisite Highland Lavender from lavender hand-harvested atop Mt de Cheiron. The essence is distilled in her home, using a still that she had made according to her own specifications. The lavender is cut with a hand-held scythe, just as it was done hundreds of years ago by the peasants who provided the harvested lavender to the perfume industry in Grasse, France. Students who are studying medicinal plants and the process of distillation work for them for a few weeks each summer, personally experiencing the back-breaking, extremely demanding job of hand-cutting hundreds of pounds of lavender under the hot Provence sun.