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.
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.