People usually associate lavender with two specific traits: its fragrance and its color. But you may not know that the lavender flower and the oil derived from it have long histories in herbal medicine. Since ancient times, lavender has been used to reduce symptoms and provide support for multiple conditions.
Modern science has confirmed many of its health benefits, while others are still under investigation. Though not every purported health benefit of lavender has evidence to back it up, it may be worth giving lavender a try as a low-risk remedy for conditions like insomnia and anxiety.