Lavender is a powerful flower with a scent that can chase your depression blues away! It’s fragrance helps to relieve stress and it is beneficial for the skin, burns, headaches, psoriasis and can be used in aroma therapy. For centuries lavender has been used as a digestive aid, tonic, sedative and an antiseptic. It can be used to treat dizziness, insomnia, colds, insect bites, and as a appetite stimulator. But did you know lavender can also be used as a tea?
This wonderful spice can be used to soothe and calm your nerves.
Lavender Tea Recipe
- Place the lavender between tow pieces of wax paper.
- Place a weight on top of the wax paper.
- Wait one to tow days until the blossoms are dried.
- Remove the weight and take out the flowers.
- Remove the leaves from the stem.
- Crumble the dried leaves and place into a plastic bag.
- Add hot water to tea pot.
- Place dried lavender into a tea ball (tea bag). Place it into the water.
- Bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat.
- Let steep for five minutes.
- Remove tea ball or bag.
- Serve hot or iced.
- Chop up your Lavender leaves/flowers into small pieces (use a sharp knife or a herb-cutter). Put it in your cup. Pour hot/boiling water over until the cup is full. Let stand for 10-20 minutes. Stir well and take out the Lavender. Add suger and milk (if so pleased) and drink.
Please do not use lavender at florists or any other flower shop; they might be sprayed with chemicals that is not suitable for human consumption. Only use Lavender you are COMPLERELY 100% POSITIVELY SURE IS NOT SPRAYED! “Hand-bred” lavenders are probably the best candidate for the tea.
Lavenders are strong, so do NOT add more than three (which is already VERY STRONG) chopped lavender leaves/flowers. This tea can also be used for medical uses: headaches, stomach cramps, depressed souls and can be used to soak wounds/injuries.
Consult your doctor before using this in place of your medications.
Let us know if you enjoyed this recipe. To learn more about the medicinal uses of lavender check out these wonderful resources.
If you want to learn more about essential oils or order lavender oil visit Young Living Essential Oils. Please note lavender essential oil should not be taken internally–but can be used for personal care, aromatherapy and household cleaning among other things.