The sweet scent of lavender connotes flowers on the hillside and romance, but there is more. Lavender is one of the most versatile and useful of all herbs, with a long history in medicinal healing of humans and animals. The scent of lavender is associated with comfort, and aromatherapists have long used lavender in the treatment of depression and nervous conditions. Though mainstream medicine has regarded aromatherapy as an unproven treatment, a recent study in Japan has proven otherwise. Read More.