Lavender is often used to help promote sleep, A Connecticut University found in controlled tests that Lavender promoted deeper sleep and subjects felt more vigorous in the morning. Lavender has also been shown to induce a calm feeling by apparently boosting the production of dopamine as well as reducing the stress hormone, cortisol. One study found that lavender tea when drunk before bed increases the percentage of deep slow-wave sleep, which is considered the restorative sleep phase. We sell three or four different teas or tisanes containing lavender flowers, this infusion can be drunk on its own or indeed blended with your favourite tea, for example an Earl Grey.
Pregnant women should be careful when drinking lavender tea due o its ability to mimic the hormone oestrogen. It’s always wise to consult your doctor before consuming herbal teas when pregnant or breast-feeding. This tea has quite a strong taste so start with a small amount and only infuse for a short time, increase both to find perfect for you.
It goes without saying that if you're pregnant (or are under the doc for anything) caution should be exercised with herbal decoctions.