Aside from being incredibly beautiful and fragrant, lavender may have many valuable health benefits. The purple flower is said to be antiseptic, antispasmodic and antibacterial. As a tea may assist as a remedy for tension headaches, calming, to treat insomnia, relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
The use of Lavender goes back thousands of years, with the first recorded uses by the Egyptians during the mummification process. Both the Greeks and the Romans had many uses for it, the most popular being for bathing, cooking, and as an ingredient in perfume, Lavender was used as an after-bath perfume by the Romans, who gave the herb its name from the Latin lavare, to wash. English folklore tells that a mixture of lavender, mugwort, chamomile, and rose petals will attract sprites, fairies, brownies, and elves.
|Botanical Name||Lavendula angustifolia|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Country of Origin||China|
Carminative, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating.
USE - PREPARATIONS
- Herbal Tea,
- Add to baked goods
- Add to creams and ointments
- Bath teas,
- Potpourri and much more
CONTRAINDICATIONS / SAFETY
- No known precautions
- We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
- Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.