Hamamelis or Witchazel is used mainly to treat various infections, insect bites, hemorrhoids, dysentery and skin diseases. Especially popular and effective treating eye infections. It forms the basis of most treatments for varicose and spider veins. It is also a valuable component of natural products for skin care and anti-aging products.
During Roman times, flowers were sold for 100 denarii per pound, which was about the same as a month's wages for a farm labourer, or fifty haircuts from the local barber. Lavender has been use against stomach aches, colds and sore throats. Its is used as a calming herb to help in promoting sleep and reduce stress as it relaxes the nervous system. This lavender is a very high quality blue in color from France know to have some the best lavender.
A very soothing herb passion flower is used to reduce insomnia, anger and anxiety. It helps soothe the stomach and can be applied locally as a compress for headaches. It has been used since antiquity especially from the Amazonian Indians who appreciated the qualities of the plant and used it in numerous applications.