Lavender is easy to grow, and is good for more than just it’s pretty flower and pleasant smell.
It makes a wonderful, relaxing tea for those nights you can’t sleep or are stressed, and the chilled tea (in addition to being yummy) makes a wonderful compress for red or puffy skin. From cookies to chicken, the unexpected, aromatic smell and unique flavor is a great seasoning for many things. We like to add it to lemonade and iced tea, too.
To dry, just tie together in a bundle, as shown, and hang upside down until the flowers are completely dehydrated. The time for this will vary a great deal, depending on how much moisture is in the air.
- Iced Chamomile Lavender Tea (mnn.com)
- 16 HERBAL TEAS with Health facts to put on your grocery list (freedomhallblog.wordpress.com)
- The Fifteen Most Fabulous Herbal Sedatives (refreshingnews99.blogspot.com)