1325 BC – King Tutankhamen
30 BC – Cleopatra
Lavender Oil delighted Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. History tells us lavender was instrumental in Cleopatra’s seduction of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.
60 AD – Dioscorides
Dioscorides, Greek botanist, was the first to write about lavender in De Materia Medica – première historical source of information about the medicines used by the Greeks, Romans, and other cultures of antiquity.
1098 – 1179 Abbess Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen documented herbal remedies and specifically wrote about lavender in her books, “Physica” and “Causes and Cures”.
1533 – 1603 Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth loved lavender tea and lavender conserve.
As sugar became more readily available, flower-flavored syrup, candy, preserves and drinks were popular.