I’m putting in my lavender seeds today so I figured, why not hit on one of the best herbs to have around. The floral, fragrant aroma is phenomenal in promoting a relaxed, stress free feeling. It can almost do anything around the home while also looking and smelling fantastic in your garden or in pots on the porch.
Breakdown of Lavender
Scientific Name: Lavandula angustifolia [aka: elf leaf, naid]
Parts Used: dried flower (no stems)
Magickal Stats: Elementally water, ruled by Mercury
Improves Function of:
- Digestive System
Aides in Relieving Symptoms Of:
- Anxiety, nervousness, worry & depression
- Sleeplessness specifically related to nightmares
- Nervous Stomach, nausea & motion sickness
Assists Spiritually With:
- Protecting & Purifying the home
- Promoting growing love
- Bringing peace
How Does It Work?
Lavender is the derivative herb of the terpene Linalool that creates feelings of relaxation when made into a tea, used in aromatherapy or keeping in a satchel. It has shown to be anti fungal, anti inflammatory, anti depressant, anti-septic, antibacterial or antimicrobial properties. Lavender extract or water is also a valuable sedative, analgesic, hypotensive and detoxifying.
What Do I Do With It?
Use the flowers only, not the stems. They can be made into a water that can be used for skincare or made into a tea. Dried flowers can be placed into a potpourri or magical satchet. Add to an olive or coconut oil and create a moisturizer that can help relieve muscle tension or acne. Essential oil can be used in countless ways. Add to home made laundry detergent or home cleaner. It can also be dropped into a foot soak, inhaled or vaporized for it’s wonderful medicinal effects.