Family Name: Lamiaceae
Botanical Name(s): Lavandula Angustifolia
Popular Name(s): Lavender, Garden Lavender, Spike Lavender and
Parts Used: Flowers
Habitat: Native to the Mediterranean region.
Description: Lavender is a small shrub with gray, downy, linear
leaves with blue to violet flowers, growing in compact or interrupted
spikes. A wide variety of lavenders are found, but consist of two main
types - Angustifolia being the most popular, While Latifolia produces
harsher and more camphoraceous oil.
Uses: Lavender is an aromatic, tonic herb with a sweet scent. It
relaxes spasms, benefits the digestion, stimulates peripheral
circulation and the uterus and lowers fever. Lavender is used internally
for indigestion, irritability, anxiety, exhaustion, tension headaches,
migraine and bronchial complaints.