5 Ways to Heal with Lavender (1/6)

More than just a gorgeous hit of purple in the garden, lavender has been a natural remedy for centuries. Here's how to use lavender to relieve headaches, settle upset stomachs and treat general aches and pains.

Lavender field in Provence, FrancePhoto: ShutterStock

5 Ways to Put Lavender’s Healing Power to Work

A perennial shrub with spikes of purple or light blue flowers, lavender has a long history of healing. Having trouble sleeping? The dried flowers can be sewn into a pouch and tucked under your pillow to promote rest and relaxation. Feeling anxious or tense? Lavender can help with that, too. Here are five more handy—and healthy—uses for lavender that can make a difference in your life.

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