English Name: Lavender


Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia


Type: Herbal


What is Lavender?

Lavender is an attractive flowering plant that is native to mountainous regions of Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. Lavender is also referred to as common lavender, true lavender, and English lavender although it is not native to England. Its beautiful and aromatic flowers can range in color from bluish-purple, lavender, and violet-blue to a whitish-pink.
The name lavender comes from the Latin verb ‘lavare,” which means “to wash,” because in ancient times the Romans Greeks, and Egyptians used the plant to scent bath water. Its essential oil is extracted from the fragrant blooms and used most commonly as aromatherapy1.

What are the benefits of Lavender?

Stress & Anxiety

The monoterpenes in lavender have anti-anxiety effects, helping to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, improve mood, soothe restlessness, and alleviate headaches.


Sleep Support

Lavender has relaxing properties that make it effective for inducing sleep, thereby alleviating symptoms of insomnia. By calming the mind and promoting relaxation, lavender creates an environment conducive to better sleep quality. 



Lavender offers a calming scent that promotes relaxation, making it an ideal choice for aromatherapy sessions and reducing stress levels. The aromatic compounds in lavender oil stimulate the olfactory system, which connects directly to the brain's limbic system, responsible for emotions, memory, and stress response.


Skin Care

Topical use of lavender oil has been shown to aid in the healing of minor cuts and abrasions by enhancing collagen synthesis in the skin. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for soothing skin irritations and reducing the redness associated with inflammatory skin conditions.


Insect Repellent

The scent of lavender that is so attractive to humans is actually abhorrent to bugs, so it is often used as an all-natural insect repellent. It can also be applied topically to soothe itching and irritation from bug bites. 


How does Lavender work?

reduce anxiety with natural anti-inflammatory herbal remedy lavender

While the fragrance of both lavender flowers and its essential oil has anecdotally produced a calming psychological effect, research shows evidence of how the oil does this. Studies found that lavender oil binds to certain receptors in the brain and inhibits the production of certain neurochemicals that can cause anxiety, seizures, and other agitation. The components in lavender oil responsible for this binding action are monoterpenes called linalool and linalyl acetate2.


Native Remedies recommends you consult your doctor before introducing new herbal products into your regimen. Always ensure you are buying high-quality, laboratory-tested supplements from a reputable supplier. At Native Remedies, we back all our products with a 100 percent money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with your purchase after trying it for 30 days, simply send it back for a refund. Here’s to your good health!


  1. Buckley, K. (2017, April 6). Lavender. Healthline.
  2. Sapio, M. R., Cano, A., Lopresti, A. L., – Armpaïdena, O. E., Calapai, F., & Gironi, F. A. (2019). Effects of Essential Oils on Central Nervous System: Focus on Mental Health. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 24(12), 2256.
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