Lavender is a strong scented perennial plant from the Mediterranean mountainous regions and native to northern Africa. The herb thrives in tough gardening conditions year round and in contrast to its sturdiness, Lavender also known as Lavandula angustifolia is one of the most beloved fragrances in the world!
Used in teas and for the production of essential oil, it is believed to have some medicinal uses and is known particularly well for inducing calm. Consumed commonly by brewing the lavender buds, research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness.
Some studies suggest that consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.
Because of its high amounts of anti inflammatory properties and high antioxidants many people drink Lavender teas to have a general full body relaxation effect. Lavender should only be consumed internally as a tea, Lavender oils are not digestible.