Lavender

Lavender

Have you ever walked in a field of lavender? It is one of the most fragrant flowers and makes for a powerful experience. Not only is the scent wonderful but the violet purple color is one of the most beautiful colors in the world. 

The flowering plant is part of the mint family and has been used by everyone from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Queen Elizabeth, who kept a jar of the jam on her breakfast table. The herb can be used for many things, a perfume, an essential oil, or in cooking.

The positive effects are manifold as lavender contains flavonoids, coumarin, and linalool. Flavonoids are wonderful compounds found in a number of fruits and vegetables and are a compound that is rich in antioxidants, warding off everyday toxins to help your body stay healthy and decrease your risk of some chronic health conditions. 

Coumarins are known to fight inflammation and linalool has been shown to reduce anxiety and blood pressure.

Most commonly you may know lavender to help support sleep as an age-old cure for insomnia, but it can also help to reduce pain and help with your mood and decrease depression. It has been shown to relieve menstrual pain in women. Lavender kills harmful viruses and bacteria, aids wound healing by improving the skin’s ability to produce collagen post-surgery and even reduces colic symptoms in infants! However, you should be very careful and check with a health care provider before giving anything to your infant.

Plants are awesome aren’t they!?

Taste

Sweet and floral with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Pairs well with vanilla, honey, and cinnamon. Tastes lovely in our Essential + Lavender blend.

Side Effects

Possible side effects only if taken in extremely large amounts

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