So what are the many benefits of Lavender? First let’s look at some of the medicinal properties of Lavender.
- Circulatory Stimulant
- Relieving stress and tension
- Relieving headaches and migraines
- Lessening anxiety, depression, and nervousness
- Promoting sleep
- Relieving bloating and indigestion
- Helpful in treating burns, cuts, and insect bites
- Helps combat acne
- Helps fight bacterial and fungal infections
- Purifies the air and repels moths and insects
Since Lavender derives from the mint family, it is has also been used in the culinary world. The dried flowers and leaves have been used for teas and added flavoring to foods. Lavender in cooking can add a floral and slightly sweet and delicate flavor to enrich meats, seafood, salads, soups, bakery goods, and desserts. Many French cuisines will use Lavender and it is a main ingredient in Herbs de Provence, which you can buy at stores.
There are so many benefits of Lavender. Whether you simply enjoy the look or fragrance of Lavender, love its calming and sleep promoting effects, its many uses as remedies, or for the added flavor in your cooking, there are so many ways to enjoy Lavender.
Want to enjoy some fresh Lavender? Well, you are in luck. Lavenders bloom from June through August in most regions. That means right now. In Oregon, there are many Lavender farms that you can go visit and purchase fresh Lavender and Lavender products. During the weekend of July 8th-9th many of the farms are participating in a statewide event of touring local Lavender farms. This event is free and you can enjoy and learn even more about Lavender from the growers themselves.
To find out more information about the Lavender Tours and Oregon’s Lavender Farmers, check out this website: http://oregonlavenderdestinations.com/
You can even upload a guide: http://oregonlavenderdestinations.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-DG-for-Website21.pdf