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Edible Lavender - Dried Flowers - DGStoreUK.com

Edible Lavender

£ 1.79
COMMON NAME 
Standardized: Dried lavender, Lavender Other: common lavender
BOTANICAL NAME         Lavandula angustifolia    Plant Family: Lamiaceae
DRIED LAVENDER
Lavandula angustifolia is the classic dried lavender that most people are familiar with. It can also be found on the market as Common Lavender, English Lavender (when it comes from England) or dried Lavender. You may also see it labeled as Lavandula officinalis. This little greyish purple flower is known for its sweet floral aroma and medicinal properties.
INTRODUCTION  
Dried Lavender is an aromatic perennial evergreen shrub. Its woody stems bear lavender or purple flowers from late spring to early autumn, although there are varieties with blossoms of white or pink. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, but now cultivated in cool-winter, dry-summer areas in Europe and the Western United States. The use of Lavender goes back thousands of years, with the first recorded uses by the Egyptians during the mummification process. Both the Greeks and the Romans had many uses for it, the most popular being for bathing, cooking, as an ingredient in perfume, healing wounds, and as an insect repellant. Lavender was used as an after-bath perfume by the Romans, who gave the herb its name from the Latin lavare, to wash. During the Great Plague of 1665, grave robbers would wash their hands in a concoction called Four Thieves Vinegar, which contained lavender, wormwood, rue, sage, mint and rosemary, and vinegar; they rarely became infected. English folklore tells that a mixture of lavender, mugwort, chamomile, and rose petals will attract sprites, fairies, brownies, and elves.
SUMMARY 
Lavender flowers are approved by the German Commission E for promoting both a healthy mood and healthy circulation. The scent of lavender has shown to have positive effects on mood within certain adult populations and can help to alleviate mild feelings of agitation or distress.
As a spice, lavender is best known as an important aspect of French cuisine and is an integral ingredient in herbs de Provence seasoning blends. Lavender may be used on its own to give a delightful, floral flavor to desserts, meats, and breads. The flowers can also be layered within sugar to infuse it with its distinctive aroma for use in cookies and candies.
Similar to cilantro, some individuals perceive the taste of lavender in a manner that is undesirable within cuisine. An estimated 10% of the population interprets lavender to have a soapy and unsavory flavor. For this reason, it may be wise to exercise caution while using lavender as a flavoring agent.
Lavender has been thought for centuries to arouse passions as an aphrodisiac, and is still one of the most recognized scents in the world.
CONSTITUENTS  
Essential oil containing borneol, camphor, geraniol, and linalool, also coumarins, caryophyllene, tannins, and other antioxidant compounds.

PARTS USED
Flowers
TYPICAL PREPARATIONS  
Teas, tinctures, and added to baked goods. Has multiple uses
PRECAUTIONS     
Specific: No known precautions.

General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
 

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Louise Hamilton (Flitwick, GB)
Perfect!

Smells lovely, and perfect for decorating my wax melts. So pleased. Thank you!

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Danielle Israel-bolarinwa (London, GB)
Amazing

Just ordered my second batch from this company! They’re amazing and efficient and I’ll continue to buy !

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Fiona Lewis (Swadlincote, GB)
Good quality

This is really good, perfect for what I needed. Delivery was quick.

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amelia (Thrapston, GB)
Incredible!

So so good! Smells amazing before you’ve even opened the box and the bags are packed full! Cannot wait to use & I’d recommend to absolutely everyone!

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Stacey Allwood (Wednesbury, GB)
Lavender

Perfect just what i needed

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Emma (Bermondsey, GB)
Always great quality

Frequently ordered and never disappointed. Highly recommend

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Jayne Smith (Coventry, GB)
Lovely Lavender

The Lavender is fine for cooking and I have njoyed making Lavender Shortbread for Easter. Excellent delivery. Thank you.

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Amber (Harrogate, GB)
Smell amazing

Amazing product, actually looks just like the picture. Smells incredible. Can’t wait to use them.

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Lucia Liste Trujillo (Cambridge, GB)
Really good

the cheapest I found online, smell amazing

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Amy Singleton-Houichi (Barnsley, GB)
Extremely satisfied

Value for money. Came in perfect condition. Wonderful scent.

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