Uses for Lavender - Culinary and Medicinal Uses
This article briefly discusses the many uses for lavender.
Indeed, the lavender plant does seem to have 1001 uses - as a decorative plant, a medicinal and culinary herb, and other uses in the perfume and toiletry business, etc.
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A note about the Uses for Lavender - Culinary and Medicinal Uses
Herbs are God and nature's gifts to us. While the use of herbs and herb remedies has brought excellent results for many people, do note that their health benefits may be limited when they are used in isolation. However, when combined with some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition, the impact on one's health will be greatly magnified.
In natural health and healing, we believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases. We also believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Mans understanding. It is thus a good idea to apply these fundamental health steps no matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem.
Almost all parts of the plant have medicinal value. Medicinally, lavender has inbuilt versatility to treat a wide variety of ailments like rashes, infections, rheumatism, colds, insomnia, mood disturbances, depression etc.
In the culinary sphere, the lavender herb is a tasty add-on ingredient to salads, stews, drinks, etc.
Lavender is available commercially in various forms and preparations and is usually made from the dried flowers and essential oils of the lavender plant.
These preparations are available in multifarious forms like lavender aromatherapy oils, lavender extracts, lavender infusions, lavender teas, lavender tinctures, whole dried lavender flowers, lavender lotions, lavender soaps, lavender bath gels, lavender body washes, and lavender hand lotions.
Thus, as you can see, there are many different uses for lavender.
Aromatherapy with Lavender
One of the main uses for lavender essential oil is through aromatherapy, and some of these uses for lavender are listed as follow.
Culinary Uses for Lavender
The flavor of the lavender herb is very pronounced and intense and, if overdone, it can overwhelm the olfactory sense and palate. This must be borne in mind while preparing recipes using lavender.
Miniscule amounts of lavender are used as flavor inducers in vinegars, sorbets, baked items, stews and lavender jellies.
Highly diluted lavender oil is used in gargles to subdue the strong, unpleasant taste and smell of therapeutic drugs.
Home-made Lavender Ice Cream - a simple recipe using lavender
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