Herbology: Lavender

From cleaning wounds to repelling plague, lavender has had a myriad of uses since ancient times in many cultures.

Known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, Lavender was brought over to America by the Pilgrims as one of their main healing medicines. 

Lavender is a member of the mint family of plants. Although there are 35 different species of lavender, and today more than 300 cultivars, English lavender was the most prominent kind. 

The medicinal uses of Lavender are plenty. While widely known for its effects on reducing stress and tension headaches. It is also useful in recovering from nervous exhaustion and adrenal fatigue.

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