General Information of Lavender Herbalists and pharmacists have been using lavender remedies since ancient times. Lavender is still used in herbal remedies. Cushions filled with dried lavender can help to induce sleep and ease stress or depression. It is used to make compresses for dressing wounds or for applying to the forehead to relieve congestion of the sinuses, headaches, hangovers, tiredness, tension and exhaustion. In christianity, it is believed that Adam and Eve took lavender with them when they were banished from the Garden of Eden. In sixteent- century, Lavender was considered an effective and reliable protection against infection. .