Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Common Names: Garden Lavender, common lavender


Lavender flowers, or Lavandula angustifolia, are a beautiful herb that hold a multitude of culinary, cosmetic and medicinal uses. They are used by some to make a gentle strengthening tonic.


The aromatic properties of Lavender Flowers make it quite useful in as an extra in lotions and creams. They are used extensively in perfumes, soaps and sachets. Lavender water, made from the essential oil, is recommended in therapeutic baths for its relaxant properties. Because of its calming effects, herbalists often use Lavender for mild depression and anxiety.*


Magical Uses:




Lavender is used magically in workings of peace, protection, sleep, and love.  The flowers are burned as an incense to promote sleep, and scattered about the home to maintain peace and harmony.  Lavender rubbed into one’s clothing is said to attract love.**

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

  • * Medicinal herb information is provided by and

    ** Magical herb information is provided by Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham.

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