We stock a range of varieties of Lavender plants, but the joy you will get from growing your own from seed is magical.


The lavender herb is used in several health remedies such as essential oils, tea, soap and aromatherapy treatments. A member of the mint family, lavender is a genus of several species of flowering shrubs and plants. Lavender is a flower that is renowned for its fragrance and color.

People have used the lavender herb for several generations in many medicinal remedies, and it continues to be popular today. Listed below are some of the renowned health benefits of the lavender herb.

Reduces Tension and Stress

The lavender herb has a soothing scent that has proven effective in combating headaches and nausea. Aromatherapists widely use lavender oil to help patients deal with the symptoms of stress. The lavender herb can also reduce tension in your body and can reduce muscular aches and pains. Lavender oil alleviates anxiety and depression because it has a calming effect on the nerves.

Induces Sleep

Lavender is believed to have mild sedative properties that benefit people who suffer from insomnia. You may use the lavender herb to soothe infants and babies and induce better sleep.
To induce sleep, keep lavender flowers close to your pillows or bed sheets. Or you can apply lavender oil to a piece of cloth; inhale the scent from the cloth.

Treats Minor Respiratory Ailments

The lavender herb has been used in the treatment of respiratory ailments such as asthma, colds and coughs. It helps expel mucus, clear the respiratory pathway and ease breathing. Because it also relaxes the tissues in your bronchial lining, the lavender herb can speed up your recovery. You may apply lavender in the oil form, or you may add it to some hot water and inhale the vapor form.

Helps Treat Skin Problems

Lavender possesses antibacterial properties that help in the treatment of skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, infections and burns. It is also anti-inflammatory, which makes it a good choice for faster healing. The lavender herb can help soothe skin affected by insect bites or sunburn. It is also beneficial in the treatment of cuts and scrapes because it hastens the healing process by forming new tissue. Apply the lavender herb to your skin in the form of a balm or oil.

Improves Circulation

The herb also aids in blood circulation, so it can help reduce the severity of blood pressure problems and heart ailments. It is also beneficial for the treatment of rheumatism and arthritis. It helps relax muscles and alleviate pain. Add lavender oil to a warm bath or apply it as a massaging rub on your body.


Because the lavender herb has antifungal and antibacterial properties, you can use it in cleaning solutions for your home. This herb offers multiple advantages because of its sweet fragrance and its ability to disinfect. You may also apply lavender oil to your skin to act as a topical disinfectant.

Treats Digestion Problems

The lavender herb may even reduce excessive bloating and gas. For people who have trouble consuming enough food, lavender may help improve appetite.

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