The lavender of Lake Garda
Without a doubt, the mild and windy climate around Lake Garda favours the cultivation of olives, lemons and wine, which are well known and highly appreciated. Another product from the Lake Garda area is lavender, which can be processed and used in a variety of ways.
This fragrant shrub with its characteristic violet colour is organically grown in the surroundings of West Lake Garda. The lavender is in a variety of products: liqueurs, teas, jams, the delicious lavender honey. Textiles and various decorations are just some products of the small craft shops.
The lavender is grown mainly on the moraine hills that fall to the western shore on Lake Garda. The specific microclimate of this area allows the shrub to grow as early as the month of May, with harvesting in the summer.
It's a real spectacle when the hills turn violet, and the beautiful lavender scent spreads. Because the lavender is not only processed into unique products but also ensures a beautiful landscape for hiking and cycling.
The effect of lavender
The healing properties of lavender are well-known. Adults and children can use the lavender and the products obtained from its flowers. The soothing and relaxing effect of the lavender scent is turned into several products, such as soaps for the bath and children's creams, to help them get a good night's rest. In adults, a few drops of the lavender extract on your pillow can have a good effect on your sleep. The purple colour of lavender also stands for tranquillity, peace and spirituality.
In your grandmother's wardrobe, you often find a fabric bag with lavender to give the clothes a pleasant scent and ward off clothes moths. Lavender is an antiseptic, scar remedy and natural bactericide, and it can relieve the pain of burns and also helps to cure skin irritation after bites from insects, spiders and mosquitoes. As a tea, lavender can also be beneficial for intestinal diseases and digestive problems. In aromatherapy, it's a sedative and antidepressant.
In addition to its healing properties, the lavender is also often processed into various decorations and is also considered a lucky charm and symbol of a happy life in the family.
The lavender from Lake Garda is available at several points of sale, such as in Desenzano del Garda, Sirmione or Garda. It's also in other Italian cities such as Milan, Abano Terme and Cortina, and even in Marbella, Spain, Lake Garda lavender is available.
Lavanda del Lago