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4 Benefits of Lavender Tea


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Lavender (Scientific name Lavandula angustifolial) tea may detoxify the body, may boost sleep, may improve mood disorders, and boost your immune system. By using the buds of the Lavender and drinking it as a tea, you are releasing the oils and smell.

Detoxifies the Body

Lavender tea has antioxidants that eliminate the toxins that can cause bad side effects. These antioxidants work to get rid of free radicals that are caused by pollution, heavy drinking, smoking, etc. These free radicals have been known to be linked to an increase in certain types of cancer and may speed up the aging process.

Boost Your Sleep

Drinking lavender tea at night might help you unwind in turn making it easier for you to sleep. There have been some studies that suggest it may help with insomnia due to its ability to induce calm. According to scientific research, lavender tea boosts the production of dopamine and reduces the stress hormone known as cortisol. 1

Anxiety and Moods

Lavender tea may help anxiety by relaxing the muscles and the nerves. It may also help relieve stress, tension, headaches, muscle pain, restlessness, and depression. By drinking lavender tea, it helps soothe an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen, and intestinal gas.

Boosts One Immune Health

By drinking this tea, you are getting Vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium which will help you ward off the common cold and the flu. Lavender contains antioxidants and antibacterial compounds that support your immune system which will make it easier to fight off viral, bacterial, and fungal infections.



  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender, dried
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional


  1. Pour boiling hot water over the dried lavender in a cup.
  2. Steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Add honey or any sweetener that you want.
  4. The lavender maybe a little overpowering in taste. I usually drink my tea black but this time I had to add the honey due to the overpowering taste of the lavender.

Dried lavender can go bad so make sure you are storing them in an airtight jar and that no moisture can get at it.

Do not ingest lavender essential oils when making the tea. Either use teabags, dried or loose lavender.

Lavender tea is a personal taste.


Side Effects

Lavender essential oil as aromatherapy is safe during pregnancy but there is not enough research done on drinking tea during pregnancy. Even though there aren't enough studies on the benefits of drinking lavender tea, it may still help you relax at the end of a hectic day. It may also help you sleep, may support skin health, soothe anxiety, and your moods. It may cause headaches, an increase in appetite, and constipation if you drink too much. It is safe to drink in moderation.


I am not a doctor. So see your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have any underlying health issues, heart conditions, or taking medications.


Lisa Jane (author) from Washington on February 04, 2021:

I love drinking tea especially ones that don't come in a teabag. Your welcome.

Travel Chef from Manila on February 04, 2021:

I love drinking tea. This lavender tea looks interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Jane (author) from Washington on February 03, 2021:

Thanks. I love learning about herbs and teas.

Lisa Jane (author) from Washington on February 03, 2021:


Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 03, 2021:

Nice information.

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