Lavender Flower Buds (food grade) 25g

Brand: Eat Wholefoods

£2.75

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Lavender Flower Bud Tea

Lavandula

Tea, additive to food

Mild sedative, antibacterial, antifungal

Anxiety, calm the body, relaxing muscles

Seek medical advice if you are taking sedatives, tranquilizers or hypnotics (CNS depressants) before using lavender. Do not take too stong. Side effects may include nausea or dizziness.

 

Background

Native to Europe and much of Africa, lavender has been used as a culinary and medicinal herb since Roman times.

Uses

Hand-picked lavender flowers are edible and add a subtle flowery aroma and taste to meat dishes. They can also make delicious biscuits, creams and sauces. The aroma of the flowers created by the evaporating essential oils has been found to have a calming effect. When you use them in teas they can help relax the body. Used in conjunction with other relaxing herbs, lavender tea can help your muscles unwind, your mind release anxiety and can help you feel yourself again.

Precautions

It is recommended that if you are taking sedatives, tranquilizers or hypnotics (CNS depressants) you should seek medical advice before using lavender. While there are no known scientific reports of interactions between lavender and conventional medications, lavender promotes relaxation, therefore, it may inadvertently increase the effects of these medications.
Side effects may be experienced if the lavender tea is too strong. These may include nausea or dizziness. In which case reduce the strength of the infusion. Otherwise, there are no known side effects of lavender.

Further Reading

WebMD – Uses and Side Effects

Medical News Today – What are the health benefits and risks of lavender?

Organic Facts – 6 Proven Benefits of Lavender Tea

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