One of our best-known herbs, lavender is prized as a culinary and cosmetic ingredient as well as a medicine. Lavender acts as a gentle, strengthening tonic to the nervous system, making it helpful for nervous debility and for exhaustion, tension headaches, and sleeplessness. It also makes a great carminative digestive aid, helping the body release gas and easing nausea and general digestive discomfort. Lavender contains strong antibacterial compounds, making it useful for internal or external wounds, sores, and infections. The essential oil is often included in natural pest-deterrents and cleansers. Lavender poultices or diluted essential oil can be used topically to ease aches, rheumatism, muscle tension, headaches, burns, and scarring. Lavender also makes a great addition to an aromatic sleep pillow or relaxing bath!
THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.
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