Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Helps with insomnia
May reduce stress
Promotes healthy gums and teeth
Relieves arthritis

Nutrition:

N/A

Did You Know?

  • Lavender flowers can be crushed and steeped in hot water to create a tea that will relax you and help you fall asleep.
  • A recent study depression/anxiety study showed that those taking a lavendar capusle showed as much improvement as those taking lorazepam.
  • Lavender oil can be used as a natural bug repellant, while we love the smell of it, mosquitoes do not!
  • Lavender oil can also be used to relieve sprains and joint pain when rubbed on the skin at the site of the pain.

 

Ways to Eat:

  • Steep the flowers and drink as a tea
  • In baked goods
  • Infused in sugar for baking or simple syrup for cocktails

 

Farming Trivia:

  • Lavender has the following properties: antibacterial, antidepressant, analgesic, antiseptic, cicatrizant, expectorant, nervice, and vulnerary
  • Lavender plants don't produce seeds; propagation is done by cutting or root divisions
  • Can be planted year round

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.