Lavender is also grown for the production of its essential oil, which comes from the distillation of the flower spikes of certain lavender species.
The oil has cosmetic uses, and it is believed to have some medicinal uses.
- Lavender essential oil, in contrast to the plant form, is toxic when swallowed.
- May improve mood disorders. Lavender is widely used as an aromatherapy agent and supplement to help with anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
- May boost sleep. The calming effect of lavender in the body is also thought to boost sleep. ...
- May soothe menstrual cramping.
- May improve skin health.