Profile: Lavandula angustifolia, or English lavender, is a Mediterranean plant that is endemic to England. Lavender flowers and leaves have a long history of use in traditional western herbalism, and the blooms and leaves offer a sweet, calming, floral perfume. Dried lavender flowers can be used to make potpourri blends, as a cooking or baking spice, or in body care preparations.
We've been selling Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula x intermedia as lavender flowers for years. We are now delighted to be able to provide you with both of these lovely blooms. They can be used interchangeably in most cases, however some individuals prefer one over the other.
Most people are familiar with the lavender plant Lavandula angustifolia. Lavender is also known as Common Lavender, French Lavender (when grown in France), True Lavender, or Lavender. Lavandula officinalis is another name for the plant. The pleasant flowery perfume of this small greyish purple bloom is well-known. The mint family includes the genus Lavandula.
Lavender is a fragrant evergreen perennial shrub. From late spring to early autumn, its woody stems yield lavender or purple blooms, though there are variations with white or pink blossoms. Lavender is a Mediterranean plant that is now grown across Europe and the Western United States in cool-winter, dry-summer climates. Lavender has been used for thousands of years, with the Egyptians being the first to employ it in the mummification process. It was used by both the Greeks and the Romans for a variety of purposes, the most common of which were bathing, cooking, and as a perfume element. The Romans used lavender as an after-bath aroma, and the herb got its name from the Latin lavare, which means "to wash." Grave robbers would wash their hands with a mixture called Four Thieves Vinegar, which contains lavender, wormwood, rue, sage, mint, and rosemary, as well as vinegar, during the Great Plague of 1665; they were rarely infected. Sprites, fairies, brownies, and elves are said to be attracted to a blend of lavender, mugwort, chamomile, and rose petals, according to English mythology.
Lavender is best known as a spice that is used in herbs of Provence seasoning blends and is an important part of French cuisine. Lavender can be used alone to give desserts, meats, and breads a pleasant, floral flavor. The flowers can also be placed within sugar to impart a distinct aroma to it, which can then be used in cookies and candies.
Lavender, like cilantro, has a distinct flavor that some people dislike in cooking. Lavender is thought to have a soapy and unpleasant flavor by about 10% of the population. As a result, employing lavender as a flavoring agent should be approached with caution.
For decades, lavender has been supposed to stir desires as an aphrodisiac, and it is still one of the most well-known scents on the planet.
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