Metaphysical Properties of Lavender Flowers
Official Name: Lavendula officinale or L. vera
Other Names: Elf Leaf, Nard, Nardus, Spike
Uses: Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity, Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace
Common Magical Uses of Lavender Flowers
Lavender has been used for hundreds of years in love spells and sachets.
It is also used in healing mixtures, carried to see ghosts, worn to protect against the evil eye, and added to baths for purification.
Lavender Flowers are known for soothing, calming the mind; it promotes relaxation and sound sleep. The oil of Lavender Flower is antiseptic, antibacterial, and antispasmodic. Lavender essential oil is used for a broad spectrum of ailments and conditions, ranging from eczema to menstrual cramps, from burns to back pain. Lavender is also known to help reach the Delta cycle of sleep-promoting a restful and healing slumber.
This is English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) English Lavender has a stronger and sweeter aroma.
It has been used for centuries as a soothing and calming herb, it helps the body and mind relax thus promoting better sleep.
In ritual use, lavender represents love, protection, and purification. It is burned during childbirth and labor as it is known to bring peace and tranquility. It is often a part of newborn blessing rituals because the scent brings feelings of joy and peace. During the Midsummer ritual, it is thrown into fires as an offering to the gods and goddesses.
Lavender is known for its nervine properties. It is relaxing to the nervous system. Just the aroma can help reduce stress and anxiety in most people. In a study published by the journal Phytomedicine, lavender oil was shown to be just as effective as the pharmaceutical drug lorazepam and showed no side effects. Other studies confirmed it can help with restlessness, nervousness, depression, and insomnia.