Lavender is well-known for its soothing and calming effect; and, when combined with other sedative herbs, relieves insomnia, irritability, headaches, migraines, and depression. Medicinally, lavender has many uses, especially in aromatherapy, and is used by midwives, massage therapists, and some hospitals. Lavender is a multi-purpose herb used as a soothing component in skin care, hair care and cosmetic products, and in an array of perfumes, colognes and bath products. Lavendar is also great in a number of recipes, in teas with other herbs, and in lemonade.
Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia
Safety: Not to be used during pregnancy or while nursing.