Lavender (Botanical Name: Lavandula Officinalis, Country of Origin: France) is native to the Mediterranean but is now cultivated all over the world. Lavender has a long and rich history in folk and alternative medicine. Lavender essential oil can help with skin irritations, digestion, headaches, anxiety, and stress symptoms. Lavender is antiseptic, analgesic, antimicrobial, and sedative.
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