Lavender, long associated with the heart chakra, and the air element, has been called by healers "The Mother Plant" and "Grandmother Plant" due to it's multi-faceted uses and medicinal qualities. The uses of lavender are known from as far back as 2,500 years ago and has been one of the most consistently used plants in history.
Lavender has been called blue magic, and is said to be ruled by Mercury, the great communicator. Lavender works to soothe and calm people who have a keen interest in spiritual phenomena and tend to absorb a great deal of spiritual energy that they can't quickly process. It teaches how to regulate and process the influx of psychic energy. Lavender is mentioned in the Bible by the name used at that time, spikenard from the Greek nardus after the Syrian city, Narda. In biblical times, it was believed that Mary anointed Jesus' feet with lavender.