Wednesday, 9 April 2014


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Lavender Honey
Some adores it for its fragrance and calming effect, others think it is only good for de-bugging.

Let's have a closer look on lavender:

This lovely semi-shrub, evergreen plant can grow up to 70cms. The flowering part grows between 20-40 cms.

In the ancient Roman times this herb was quite expensive, costing at about a farm labourer's monthly wage, but it was the Greeks, who discovered the real value of this wonderful weed: lavender if crushed and treated correctly would release a relaxing fume when burned.
Not only that, but it came really valued in healing techniques:

Lavender can soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. 
In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation.
Note: put this seeds and flowers in an unused nylon socks, tie a knot on it, then put it next to your pillow. Put the flowers in small jewel-sacks, tie a lovely silk-tape on it, then place them in a bowl and it would create a lovely atmosphere in your living room, or in your bathroom.
An infusion of flower heads added to a cup of boiling water is used to soothe and relax at bedtime
Lavender extract is used to cure acne with.
Lavender Honey (created from bees feeding on lavender plants), has the best effects of uninfected wounds.

Lavender's flowers are also used to decorate salads and cakes with. 
Lavender Honey, other than healing wounds, is really delicious and used in cooking and baking, it is a premium product and you can find it worldwide.
Cookies with lavender flavour going very well with dark chocolate.
The flowers can be candied.
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Lavender Cookie
Collect the flower, its buds and spikes and make lovely potpourri. 

Add the flowers and its extracts to your bath, light some tealights or candles, to have a pampering, relaxing bath. 

Bee on Lavender photo: wiki
Lavender muffin photo: wiki

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