Lavender has long been a favorite plant for use in essential oils and for its lovely scent in sachets. Those are useful and pleasant effects, but hidden inside this unassuming and easy-to-grow plant are abilities that modern medicine can't provide. Among other benefits, lavender can counteract drug resistant staph infections (MRSA) and fungal infections.
In a day and age like ours, bouts of stress and anxiety are expected to occur at least occasionally during the course of daily life. In fact, if the experience is completely alien to you, you may not be paying attention to what's going on in the world around us -- or, you are enlightened and should be congratulated.
Peppermint has been used as a herbal medicine for thousands of years. Dried leaves found in Egyptian pyramids have been carbon dated back to 1,000 BC. Modern science increasingly confirms the therapeutic potential of this plant for disease prevention and treatment.