By   December 10, 2012
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a hardy and heavenly scented perennial. It has a beautiful color. It is revered in Provence (France) as a medicinal plant. It is also used for its scent in many body and bath products, as a tea, for home décor and accessories and so much more.
We love its scent and very fine taste as a tea. The fact that is has healing benefits makes it irresistible.
Lavender is known as a calming herb and has been used for a very long time to treat insomnia, anxiety, depression, and stress relief.

The healing benefits of lavender tea:
Aids with digestion:
Lavender also helps with bloating, flatulence and upset stomach.

Mosquito repellent:
Lavender can applied to the skin to repel mosquitoes and other insects.

Relieves tension:
A tea made of lavender flowers relieves tension caused by “nerves and stress.
Lavender also reduces muscle spasms, increases relaxation and helps with menstrual cramps.

Relieves Anxiety:
Lavender is perhaps one of most commonly used “adaptogens” – meaning it can adapt to any mood and helps calm the body and relieves tension.

Sleep aid:
In Provence, Lavender tea is a traditional home remedy for insomnia.
Inhaling lavender is used for insomnia and agitation.

As always: Please talk to your health practitioner before using lavender for insomnia.

Lavender tea recipe:
Ingredients: (Makes 2 cups)
2 tbsps of dried lavender flowers
2 cups boiling water
1 tbsp of Manuka Honey
1 tbsp or organic lemon juice

Directions:
In a clear glass teapot put the dried flowers and pour the boiling water over them
Allow to steep for 5 minutes
Strain when ready to drink
Add the Manuka Honey and lemon Juice
Enjoy!