Lavender is derived from the Latin word lavare, which means to wash. Probably it earned its name because it was and is frequently used to purify and wash the body and mind.
Next to this lavender seems to trigger the tastebuds as well, in herbal tea, in cupcakes, and in ice cream.
But my fav lavender benefit would be its effects on insomnia. For a healthy and good night sleep just spray a little bit of lavender essence on your sheets and pillows, it works!