Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family. Its sweet floral smell makes it easy to spot. It is thought to have come from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and India, and it has been around for at least 2,500 years.
Lavender was used as a holy herb in the past. Also, it was often used to freshen up and add a light scent to things like clothes, hair, and other personal items.
What is lavender?
Lavender (genus Lavandula) is a group of about 30 species of plants in the mint family (Lamiaceae) that are native to countries along the Mediterranean. Lavender plants are common in herb gardens because their flowers and leaves smell nice. People grow the plants for their essential oils, which are used to scent many different things. For example, the dried flowers have been used for a long time to scent chests and closets with sachets, and the Romans used lavender in their baths. Lavender can also be used to flavour drinks and sweets, and it has many uses in herbal medicine. Most people grow English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), French lavender (L. stoechas), and woolly lavender (L. lanata).
Are lavender leaves edible?
Yes, those pretty little buds can be used to make tea, cook food, and make body care products. But the lovely-smelling leaves of the lavender plant can also be used in some lovely ways.
Use of lavender leaves in cooking:
Lavender is one plant that can be used in all of its parts when cooking. Stems, leaves, and buds can all be used. Lavender flowers are used as a garnish because of their pretty colour, and dried lavender leaves are used in the same way as rosemary. But dried lavender leaves have a very strong taste, so you have to be careful when you use them. You can add dried lavender leaves to baked potatoes or other dishes that call for herbs to be used as a seasoning.
Lavender leaves for hair:
Studies have shown that lavender leaves help hair grow and get stronger. It stops hair loss and hair from getting thinner. To make this magic tonic, all you need is a jar and enough lavender leaves to fill it 3/4 of the way. Then fill the jar to the top with apple cider vinegar. Put the lid on the jar and leave it alone for 4 weeks. Mix 5 tablespoons of the mixture with 1 cup of water and put it on your hair right after you shampoo.
Lavender leaves for aroma:
The smell of lavender leaves is wonderful! You can easily dry lavender leaves well and keep them in pouches in your car, drawers, or shoe stands. These scented pouches will keep giving off a nice smell and keep these places smelling fresh.
Can you use lavender leaves for tea?
Lavender is a great addition to homemade herbal tea blends, and both the leaves and flowers can be used to make a beautiful, relaxing tea. The combination of lavender, lemon balm, and chamomile is especially tasty, but you can add lavender leaves to any tea, whether it's mulberry leaf tea or something else.