What is lavender?
Lavender is a green shrub from the family of jasmine with narrow silvery leaves. Flowers are characterized by blue, purple and even white or pink colour depending on the species and variety of the plant. There are over 40 species of this shrub. Lavender is mainly found in Mediterranean countries, it is also grown in many European countries and North America. As an ornamental plant, it is also widely used in Poland in gardens or on balconies.
The role of lavender in our body
Lavender buds has many medicinal properties that can have a positive effect on the functioning of our body. The use of lavender tea helps with digestive disorders, lack of appetite, flatulence and abdominal pain, tension and neurosis.
Applications of lavender buds in the kitchen
Most lavender uses are associated with cosmetic and health applications, while it also has many uses in gastronomy. For some people, it may come as a surprise to note that lavender is one of the herbs that make up the mixture known as Provence herbs. Dried lavender buds is a spice that goes well with rosemary, oregano, marjoram and savoury. Meat rubbed with dried lavender buds before baking will have a delicate, interesting aftertaste. It is floral, with a delicate lemon note in the background.