What is Lavandula?

According to Ask A Prepper, it is a sensational scent of lavender that belongs Lamiaceae or mint family. It has many different names, such as garden lavender, true lavender, narrow-leaved lavender, English lavender, and common lavender. This plant has been around for many years and navigated across France, Spain, and the Mediterranean. Most of our lavender plant comes from Europe. There are over 40 different colors of purples and a few kinds of Lavandula.

  1. Where does it grow?

Let us start with the Spanish Lavender flower, Lavandula Stoechas, also known as Topped lavender.  It grows in late spring and early summer. Its colors are mainly pink to purple.  In the photo below, you can see the spikes, which are around 2 cm long. The leafless stems are 10–30 cm (4–12 in) long and open with an upside-down heart with five teeth. This flower appears as a bright velvet purplish color; depending on the climate, it grows to be about 30-100 cm tall.

  1. Where does it grow?

Below is a photo of Lavandula pedunculata, or French Lavender. According to Wikipedia, it can be found in several Mediterranean countries, including France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). It is known for its butterfly-like, narrow petals that emerge from the top of its narrow stalk. The Aromatic smell is distinctive and leaves you coming back for more. By the way, it’s love’s a hot climate. It stands about 24 in. (60cm). Fall colors are gray-green with a round dark plumpish purple.



  1. Where does it grow?

Lavandula lanata, the woolly lavender, is native to southern Spain. According to Wikipedia, it has an evergreen dwarf shrub growing to 1 m (3.3 ft) tall and broad. It is noted for the pronounced silver woolly hairs on its leaves. The deep violet-purple flowers are borne on narrow spikes. The extraordinarily strong fragrance is powerful in attacking and killing fungal disease. This plant grows July- September (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Bees, birds, butterflies love it for the many benefits.


4. Where does it grow?

Lavandula dentata, fringed lavender or French lavender, is native to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic islands and the Arabian Peninsula. According to Wikipedia, it grows to 60 cm (24 in) tall, it has gray-green, linear, or lance-shaped leaves with toothed edges and a lightly woolly texture. The long-lasting, narrow spikes of purple flowers, topped with pale violet bracts, first appear in late spring (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

  1. And what is it good for?

I use the organic Lavandula Angustifolia because the leaves are entirely very thin and when it is fully grown, it stands about 1to 3’ (0.3m to 0.9 meters). And (1 1/2 inches long 3.75 Cm). (Dr. Nicole Aphelian). Popular places where this plant is found are in the Mediterranean or dry summer climate. When you open a bag of lavender, you will be awakened by the Sensational fresh scent. The aroma is why the bees, birds, and butterflies keep coming back for more.

There are three beneficial uses of this herb: edible, medical, and aromatherapy.  When ingesting lavender, please research which type is good for culinary. The flowers can be added to ice creams, jams, and vinegar as a flavoring for your salad. Drink as a tincture or tea.

The medical use of lavender is anti-anxiety, diuretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and bile-producing. It can help relieve some respiratory, and urinary tract infections, lower blood pressure, asthma, and bronchitis.

Lastly, aromatherapy lavender is important for relaxing, smoothing the body, calming from stress, headaches, and pain relief.

Is lavender found in the Bible anywhere? Yes Absolutely! Lavandula or Lavender was known by a different name, such as Spikenard, and Nard. The nard is a perennial herb with strong, pleasantly scented roots. It is native to high altitudes in the Himalayas, and its range extends from there into western Asia. The roots and spike-like wooly young stems are dried before the leaves unfold and are used for making perfume. It is still used in India as a perfume for hair. There is every reason to believe that the spikenard of Scripture (Sg 1:12; 4:13, 14; Mk 14:3; Jn 12:3) came originally from India. Because of the long-distance from which it had to be imported it would be understandably expensive. The best spikenard ointment was commonly imported and sealed in boxes of alabaster, which were stored and opened only on incredibly special occasions.


  • Various spices were used in the manufacturing of ointments and perfumes:
  • aloes (Psalm 45:8; John 19:39);
  • balsam (Exodus 30:23; 2 Chronicles 9:1);
  • galbanum (Exodus 30:34),
  • myrrh, or more literally mastic or ladanum (Genesis 37:25; Genesis 43:11);
  • myrrh (Esther 2:12; Matthew 2:11),
  • nard (Song of. Sol. Matthew 4:13-14; Mark 14:3; KJV: “spikenard”),
  • frankincense (KJV: “incense”; Isaiah 60:6; Matthew 2:11);
  • balsam or balm (Genesis 37:25; Jeremiah 8:22);
  • cassia (Exodus 30:24; Ezekiel 27:19),
  • calamus (Exodus 30:23; Song of Solomon 4:14; NRSV: “aromatic cane”),
  • cinnamon (Exodus 30:23; Revelation 18:13),
  • stacte (Exodus 30:34),
  • onycha (Exodus 30:34).

Onycha is an ingredient derived from mollusks found in the Red Sea, was used in the mixture to be burned on the altar of incense. These spices were used as fragrant incense in worship. They were also mixed with oil to produce the holy anointing oil and to produce cosmetics and medicine. 

Apostle Paul may or may not have used Lavandula or “ Spikenard Oils”  for his handkerchief but he already knew how important it was for the sweet smell of fragrance. He writes about it in  2 Corinthians 2:14–16 (KJV 1900):  14 Now thanks be unto God, which always caused us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place. 15 For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them, that perish: 16 To the one we are the savor of death unto death; and to the other the savor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

Apostle Paul would use this pleasant smell of fragrance perfume because they were consecrated for prayer, healing, and worshipping God.  All throughout the Bible, some plants were used for prayer, healing, and deliverance. King Solomon, the son of David, wrote a poem about what the sweet-smelling fragrance meant to him.

Mary, are you going to waste oil that you could sell?  “I am going to anoint my Master’s feet.”

MARY OF BETHAY & SPIKENARD OIL: “Lavandula.” One of Scripture’s most poignant, bittersweet scenes [Mat. 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:3-5] memorializes Mary of Bethany: A woman with an alabaster jar filled with awfully expensive perfume (pure spikenard oil worth an average laborer’s annual wage) approaches Yeshua, breaks the jar, and begins pouring the precious oil over His head and feet. As the house fills with the oil’s pungent fragrance, the Lord says to those nearby: “She has done a beautiful thing for me. She poured this perfume on me to prepare my body for burial. I tell you that throughout the whole world, what she has done will be told in her memory.” Obviously, our Lord was deeply touched by Mary’s unselfish, thoughtful, heartfelt, sacrificial expression of devotion and profound love. Some Bible commentators deem Mary’s faithful act as the utmost example of what God desires in believers (www.Abbaoil.com)

Song of Solomon 4:13-16 says, “ 13  Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: 15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.”

King Solomon recites poetry about the sweet fragrance for the one he loved. The fountain of the garden speaks life and produces fruit which is the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ’s fresh fragrance enters your nostrils.

David says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Jesus pours His love upon you and purifies you from the inside out.

King Solomon is speaking about the Holy Spirit. When Jesus stepped inside a room, the atmosphere changes. He says his sweet aroma is a fragrance that filled the temple from the North, South, East, and West.

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Stephanie Ham is the founder and CEO of Misfits To The Nation, But Chosen By God’s Creation. Before marriage, she was known as Stephanie Whack.  She is a woman after God’s own heart and an intercessor. Stephanie is married to Leo A. Ham. She is a mother of three sons, and four grandchildren: two boys and two girls. She happens to be the #1 Best Seller Book Writing Scribe for The Kingdom. When God called her, He said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world {John 9:4-5}.”

Stephanie’s favorite Scripture is: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Stephanie’s ministry is all about encouraging, uplifting the brokenhearted, hurting, and abused men and women of God. When you’re broken from the inside, it’s hard to believe in a God who you cannot see. You don’t know how He can possibly love someone you… Right? I had to learn that God’s Word concerning our lives means so much to Him that He died to save us. Amen. It does not matter to Our Savior if we are a misfit. But what does concerns Him is that we are the core of Jesus’s very being. Know that we’re Misfits with A Purpose that can change the Nation. God has given Stephanie a keen discernment, intelligence, and a passion for prayer. She loves seeing souls saved. It doesn’t matter if you’re called an outcast.  God loves you. God died for you to live and have life more abundantly.

She has attended the following churches along her Journey: 

St. Michael’s Hope Ministry: Apostle Michael, Prophetess Sharon Woodham CLIO, SC. 

Word Of Life Pastor Hodges Bennettsville SC, Solid Rock Holiness: Apostle Ervin Dease and First Lady Mary Dease “aka Spiritual Parents’ Bennettsville, SC.

New Creation Christian Church: Bishop Wesley V. Knight & Prophetess Adrian Knight “aka Spiritual Parents” Brooklyn, NY. 

The Doors Of Hope: Bishop Michael Blue& First Lady Melinda Blue from Marin SC.

Her educational background consists of the following:

Word Of Life Bible College Studied: The book of Revelation, The Tabernacle, Homiletics. 2002, In Bennettsville SC.

Undergraduate Nyack College study General, Counseling, Abnormal and Child Psychology. Old, New Testament, etc. 2010- 2013

In Manhattan, NY, God started dealing with Stephanie’s life and how she felt about herself. She received the vision for her ministry between 2011- 2012 and birthed it out in 2020.

 God placed her around people who believed in her and what she couldn’t see in herself. God was in the midst the whole time. Nevertheless, everything happens in God’s timing.