Botanical Name: Lavandula agustofolia
Common Name: Lavender Flowers
What's It Used For?
Lavender has been used for pain, bacterial and fungal infections, depression, cramps, indigestion, to promote wound healing, and as a sedative. Extracts have been used to treat conditions ranging from acne to migraines. Although the plant has been known to increase bile flow output and flow into the intestine, its greatest value is not in the treatment of liver conditions. Lavender has been used extensively for diabetes in parts of Spain and is included in some commercial herbal anti diabetic preparations. Chileans drink the tea to induce or increase menstrual flow.