Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
The true lavender is known to us mainly as a fragrant, decorative garden plant that can reach a height of up to one metre. The labiates are originally native to the coastal regions of the Mediterranean.
The inflorescences with stems are used dried as a tea, as a spice in Mediterranean cuisine or as a moth repellent in scented sachets. The essential lavender oil obtained by distilling the flowers is also very well known.
Lavender flowers contain at least 1.5 percent essential oil and about 12 percent tannins.
Lavender preparations are preferably used for restlessness and sleep disorders, but also for upper abdominal complaints such as nervous irritable stomach and flatulence. Lavender oil also has an antibacterial and circulation-enhancing effect. Folk medicine uses the medicinal herb to relieve the symptoms of migraine and tension, in addition to anxiety and circulatory disorders.