Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolis)


Also Known as: True Lavender, Common Lavender

Uses: Tea, Tinctures, Aromatherapy, Baked Goods, Cosmetics

Parts Used: Flowers

Lavender has been shown to have positive effects on the mind, promoting a healthy mood, and healthy circulation. It is used for migraines, insomnia, depression, anxiety, nausea and upset stomach. Lavender contains oil that seems to have sedating effects along with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is one of the most recognized scents in the world. Lavender is found in our Chamomile Lavender and Inspire blends.

Garden Tips:

Easy to grow, Lavender is a welcomed addition to any garden. Lavender thrives in a hot sunny location. Make sure there is plenty of drainage since Lavender does not like wet feet. Planting on a slope, mound or a raised bed is ideal. You can add builder’s sand before planting to improve drainage. While it is possible to grow lavender from seed it is not recommended. Set out plants 12 to 18 inches apart in a slightly alkaline soil (pH between 6.7 and 7.3). Lavender flowers bloom in summer; you can clip faded blooms to encourage continued blooming throughout the warm season. Prune lightly to promote branching, especially in spring once the plants show new growth.

Sprinkle bone meal or other phosphorus-rich fertilizer around each plant in the fall to make it stronger and more winter hardy. Work the fertilizer into the first inch of soil, or let the rain soak it in.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.