Though the Lavender plant is a beautiful and decorative flower to adorn your yard and house, it also can be used for healing as well. The soothing properties of Lavender is great for the nervous system, which puts the body in a state of relaxation. Most people use Lavender oil for aromatherapy, and topically. Example, you can ground the buds between your fingers and gently massage you temples which will alleviate headaches, calm anxious thoughts, relieve stress and relax the body and mind. However, Aside from this topical application of the flowers themselves, you can also brew lavender tea and achieve much the same effect. The antioxidant components of lavender can impact the endocrine system of the body to lower the levels of stress hormones in the body. Struggling with insomnia, sleep apnea? no worries, just brew a pot of lavender flowers and drink it the tea. The tea will definitely ensure you a good nights rest. The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender can help to reduce inflammation throughout the body and easy hurting muscles. This can be acheived drinking as a tea or adding some flowers to your bath water and soak. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of lavender are quite potent, and this is one of the most popular applications of lavender flowers. Other healing benefits of Lavender includes, Muscle spasms, dandruff, skin irritations, bloating, and prevents infections.