The scent of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) can instantly evoke an image of Provence’s magnificent lavender fields. This purple, blue and violet-flowering shrub, whose nectar is so beloved by bees, thrives in the south of France’s Mediterranean climate. However, the same is true of the climate in Styria’s thermal spa region. In fact, Austria’s largest lavender field is right on the Mandira’s doorstep! Lavender essential oil can relieve anxiety, sleep disorders and stress. Putting a few drops on your pillow before bed can work wonders! Lavender oil can also be taken in capsule form, although we do recommend you consult a doctor or pharmacist first. Or add some to your bath water! Harness the healing properties of lavender at the Mandira!