Lavender flower Lavandula officinalis
Historically used to soothe headaches, calm nerves, ease depression, dizziness and stress, and will even combat halitosis. Lavender's antibacterial properties work to combat bacteria in the intestines, and it is also an antiviral and antifungal, working against yeast infections, diphtheria, typhoid, staph, strep and many flu viruses. Moreover, it is an effective tonic that improves intestinal health. This fragrant herb is a must for every home. Lavender is used to promote good digestion. It has a mild sedative effect that is used to ease colic, nausea, vomiting, indigestion and other stomach problems. The herb is considered a "carminative" which will reduce flatulence and relieve a "gassy" stomach, and it is also a diuretic. Lavender is an effective tonic that works to improve intestinal health. As a "cholagogue," it is thought to stimulate the flow of bile from the liver to the intestines, and its antibacterial properties are useful in combating putrefactive bacteria in the intestines. Lavender's antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties are thought to inhibit the activity of yeast infections, diphtheria, typhoid, staph, strep and many flu viruses.