Lavender varieties come in 47 species, and surprisingly belongs to the mint family.
Her bounty is used in all aspects of healing. She is used in teas to sooth the digestive system, decreasing agitation, bring calm throughout. Lavender is also blended with other herbs for enhancing the flavors of meats and other foods. Her calming benefits also serve the external uses with skin.
Lavender contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that serve internal as well as external. Externally, this benefit helps heal burns, wounds and irritations of the skin. She also calms through her scent. By involving the olfactory sensory neurons, lavender induces this calming benefit reducing anxiety, agitation and helping to prepare for sleep. It is used in diffusors, baths and even incorporated in hand made pillows known as dream pillows.