I love that Lavender smells so amazing and it teaches us how important smell can be. It can through the simple act of smelling, dramatically alter our mood by reducing anxiety and pain and even promoting sleep.
How is it possible?
My tea Lavender Earl Grey can change my mood through the fragrance. Wonderful! Lavender is really the herb of harmony and was brought by Pilgrims to America to guard their health in the new world. The first Queen Elizabeth of England took lavender tea for headaches. Lavender tea can relieve stress, headaches, anxiety, depression, mood swings, dizziness and fainting.
Lavender, from Latin "lavare", means to wash and the Romans used it in their baths to feel rejuvenated. It is one of the best skin healers, antiseptic lavender disinfects and stimulates repair of tissues and can be used as a wash for wounds.
What a versatile herb to enjoy for a myriad of good reasons. If you grow this herb to harvest for tea or to use as an aromatic, snip to any point during the summer months. Cut to about 3 inches above the ground. Companions in planting include Echinacea Augustifolia, penstemon, hyssop, and yarrow.