In Drugs.com's Toxicology section on lavender, it states that the Food and Drug Administration has classified lavender as GRAS, or "generally recognized as safe," but that lavender oil has a low order of toxicity. Central nervous system depression has been seen in some who have taken too much lavender oil.
The University of Maryland Medical Center states that lavender has many medicinal uses such as for insomnia, agitation, alopecia and for aromatherapy. The scent has been known to help headaches, exhaustion and nervous disorders. The University of Maryland Medical Center also states that the oil should only be inhaled or used topically.Learn More
Lavender most commonly symbolizes love, devotion and purity. It is a commonly used color for weddings, and, when given as a gift, lavender represents opportunity and promises new adventure. The color purple has a history of association with royalty, so lavender suggests splendor and regal majesty. For centuries, lavender was used to scent love letters and was combined with rosemary during the Renaissance to secure a woman's chastity.Full Answer >
Grow lavender by choosing a location that provides plenty of sunlight, maintaining the right kind of soil, preparing the planting area, watering the plant, mulching the plant and pruning it. You need lavender plants, mulch, water and pruning shears.Full Answer >
Dried lavender can be used as a drawer freshener, sleep aid, moth repellent, insect deterrent and for decoration. Food-grade dried lavender is also used in a number of recipes including making shortbread.Full Answer >
Lavender is sold as a tobacco alternative and is used as an agent in vapor. Lavender flowers are marketed specifically for their natural healing properties and alleviation of ailments such as stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression. Lavender is said to be effective in alleviating pain from headaches, toothaches and nerves.Full Answer >