Lavender flowers are purple in color, and the color purple has been used as a symbol of royalty and elegance. Lavender flowers are also associated with serenity, calmness, and purity.
Lavender can be used for potential medicinal and therapeutic purposes — insomnia, acne, depression, anxiety, hair loss, high blood pressure, and pain. It can also function as a natural fragrance, and some recipes call for the buds and flowers of lavender plants.
This form of lavender can offer a calming beverage that helps ease anxiety and promotes sleep. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate guidelines lists lavender tea as a healthy additional to your meal plan. You can purchase lavender tea, or make your own by steeping fresh lavender buds in boiling water for about 15 to 20 minutes.