lavender

Hidcote Lavender

Hidcote Lavender

Subtle caraway type flavor.

Leaves used in meat dishes, salads and drinks

Flowers work well in desserts, salads and drinks

Leaves and flowers used to make soaps and potpourri

Attracts bees and butterflies

 

growing
  

Munstead Lavender

Munstead Lavender


  
  
PERENNIAL

FULL SUN  Can also adapt to PART SHADE if in well drained soil

Can be grown as houseplant in full sun

Plant in well drained soil and water when dry

 

 

harvesting
  
  

Harvest leaves at any time but they have the most flavor and aroma before plant starts to flower.

Dry in cool, dark place so leaves don’t turn brown. Store in air-tight opaque container.   Flowers can be dried by cutting long stems and hanging upside down in a dark place.

Harvest flowers as soon as they start to form.

 

 

health-uses
  
  

Nervousness – aroma and/or tea helps promote calmness and lessen nervous tension

Sleep Aid – aroma and/or tea helps promote sleep

Congestion – warm tea used as chest compress relieves congestion

Headache – warm tea used as compress on forehead relieves pain

Digestion – aroma and/or tea help nausea and gas

 

recipes
  
  

Tea – Steep one quarter to one half teaspoon in a cup of boiling water

 

 

 

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