Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis / Lavendula Angustifolia)

Lavender is a culinary and aromatic herb mainly used to improve sleep and reduce harmful stress levels in the body


Lavender grows in a wide range of climates. It is easily cultivated in gardens but also considered an invasive plant in many parts of the world. The plant is native to – Europe, Africa, Mediterranean regions, and southwest Asia into southeast India – but has since spread to other parts of the world including the Americas and Australia. Lavender has been used for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Greeks and Romans, and is even mentioned in the Bible.
Lavender is well known for its calming and pungent aroma, making it an attractive scent in aromatherapy. It is also used to soothe insect bites and burns, relieve headaches, and encourage sleep.
Lavender is a bushy perennial that grows to one to three feet tall. The needle-like foliage is blue-green to gray and has a balsam-like scent. The spike flowers are either lavender or white in color depending on the variety. Lavender is an excellent plant and can be used as a small hedge if site and growing conditions are right. Lavender essential oil is the most used in the world today, but its benefits were originally discovered over 2,500 years ago. The most common benefits you can have from this potent oil are: antioxidant protection against free radicals, natural treatment for diabetes, mood enhancer, stress reliever, helps with insomnia relieving headaches and supporting brain functions, it is also used to heal burns, cuts and as a common pain killer, also famous for its use during complementary therapy for cancer. Ref.
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