For centuries, English farmers would place lavender flowers in their hats to prevent headache and sunstroke. Women would place sachets of lavender
in their closets and wardrobes for fragrance, in addition to using it in potpourri. Hospitals used lavender as an antiseptic and disinfectant to sterilize
surfaces and equipment.
Both the lavender flowers and the essential lavender oil derived from the plant can be used for therapeutic uses. Lavender essential oil is easily and
quickly absorbed into the skin, and can be detected in the blood in as little as 5 minutes.
Today, lavender is commonly used for anxiety, depression, mental exhaustion, insomnia, scrapes and wounds, digestive problems, headaches, skin
problems and women's health problems. In addition to this, lavender can be used to treat exhaustion, heat exposure, fevers, aches and pains,
over-exertion, jet lag, rashes, sprains, sunburn, sunstroke, bruises and burns. It can also be used as a disinfectant and insect repellent. Lavender is
an antiseptic, natural antibiotic, sedative, and detoxifier.