The Tao of Tea Lavender, 100% Organic Herbal Tea, 1lb Recognized around the world for its refreshing fragrance, the lavender plant (Lavendula angustifolia) is a flowering evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean region and has a long history as a healing herb. Romans scented their baths with it (in fact lavare means to wash in Latin) and the Tibetans still make an edible lavender butter to use as part of a traditional treatment for nervous disorders. The essential oil of lavender is widely used to relieve anxiety and to treat sunburn. It is a natural antiseptic and has astringent properties. It also helps overcome restlessness and difficulty in sleeping. Caffeine free.