A calming herb that’s well-known for its aromatic properties.
Lavender, a relative of mint, is a plant with violet flowers and a green stem. It has a distinct, calming scent and a soft, slightly bitter taste. Both the flower as well as the stem can be consumed, either dried or fresh. It’s frequently added to beverages, syrups, and even desserts.
Health Benefits of Lavender:
Lavender has been known to help improve sleep quality, reduce blood pressure and even relieve some asthma symptoms (1, 2, 3). It’s important to note that the majority of research conducted on lavender involves the inhalation of lavender or lavender oil rather than physical ingestion.
How To Use:
Lavender is exceptionally versatile. It can be used in teas, desserts, syrups, and beverages. Its calming scent makes it a great herbal infusion for room sprays and self-care products.
Always be sure to check with your physician before deciding to add any natural home-remedies to your diet.