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Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) formerly known as L. officinalis, Lavendula is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae (mint), native to the Mediterranean.

Healing Properties


Reduced anxiety and depression-like behavior.[1]


(anti-anxiety) Demonstrated a striking antidepressant effect. It also resulted in an improvement in general health issues.[1:1]



Improved scopolamine-induced memory impairment.[1:2]

Disease / Symptom Treatment

Neurodegenerative Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

Improves and prevents memory impairment.[1:3]


The combination of Lavender with anti-depressant drugs such as, citalopram and imipramine, was reported to be more effective as compared to the drugs alone.[1:4]


Treatment for mild insomnia.

  • Aromatherapy with lavender demonstrated a positive impact on insomnia and depression.[1:5]

  1. Title: Neuropharmacology of Lavender, Rosemary and Salvia
    Author(s): Amritpal Singh Saroya, Jaswinder Singh
    Institution(s): Herbal Consultant Mohali, India; Department of PharmacologySri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Science Amritsar, India
    Publication: Pharmacotherapeutic Potential of Natural Products in Neurological Disorders
    Abstract: English lavender and true lavender are common names of L. officinalis. The plant belongs to the family Lamiaceae and is native to the Mediterranean.
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