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Lavender comes from the Latin root lavare, which means "to wash." While lavender is well-known for its fragrance, it also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. In ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle East, lavender was used as an antiseptic. Through the ages, it has also been used to treat anxiety, migraines, insomnia and depression.