Herb of the Day: Lavender

Herb of the Day: Lavender

Posted by TriLight Health on May 14th 2019

Few herbs are as well known or widely used as lavender. This distinctive purple flower shows up in toiletries, room sprays, baby products, relaxation items, and more. Scent is a powerful memory trigger and it's likely that when you smell lavender, you'll have a memory associated with it. Perhaps you remember rubbing lavender lotion on your baby at bedtime. Maybe it's a memory of that Bed & Breakfast that had the amazing lavender herbal soak in the spa. Or maybe you're transported to the soothing tea with lavender that a friend gave you while you were going through a stressful time. Lavender is a special herb for many reasons. Not only does it have a special place in herbalists hearts, Western and mainstream practitioners often suggest the use of lavender as well.

Traditional Herbal Uses of Lavender:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relaxation
  • Stress support
  • Digestive support
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Burn care
  • Acne
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema
  • Dandriff
  • Hair Loss
  • More!

The Plant

Lavandula angustifolia is native in many parts of the world including Asia, Europe, and Africa. It happens to be a favorite for bees so many gardeners will plant lavender to attract bees to the yard and protect declining bee colonies. You'll know lavender in a garden right away by the distinctive purple flowers and the potent fragrance. It is quite easy to transplant and maintain. You can forget about lavender in the garden for a while and it will be ok. One downside to lavender in the garden is that it grows quite fast, in some areas its even viewed as a weed. Home gardeners often prefer to grow lavender in pots to control the growth. Lavender is often placed in pots near the front door for easy access to its relaxing properties.

TriLight Health and Lavender


We use Lavender essential oil in Lympha Rub and ASMA

Ephedra Free formula combines herbs traditionally used to support the body during asthmatic spasms in the bronchial area, to promote free breathing and relieve asthmatic symptoms in a gentle way.*

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TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your health care practitioner before using products with any other medications. *Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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