Lavender has been used as a culinary herb since Roman and Greek times. It lends a delicate flavour to casseroles, scones, roast lamb and even ice-cream. It is a tonic to the cardiovascular and digestive system, it can lower blood pressure and can help to thin the blood due to the presence of coumarins.
It’s good for muscle spasm, sprains, strains, cramps, and rheumatic pains. It can work as a sedative to the central nervous system and can relieve headaches, nervous tension and insomnia, mood swings and pms and even keep the moths away (we have loads at the moment).
The list is endless – its antimicrobial, anti-infectious and antiseptic, making it effective on wounds and as a front-line defense against respiratory infections.
Looking through the Internet brought me some brilliant websites – Yorkshire Lavender,Snowshill Lavender which has some good products to help you sleep including slumber gel, which you apply to your temples and pulse points. Another one Mayfield Lavender had some really unusual teapot oil burners and The Lavender Fields was another one with unusual gifts.