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Mountain Herb Estate, Company
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  • Lavender


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  • Perennial
  • Upright and bushy with soft green leaves that are serrated and aromatic.
  • Flower the whole summer.
  • Height 75cm and spread 60cm.
  • Hardy variety.
  • Stronger than Candican.
  • Will need a light trim after winter.
  • Full sun.
  • Ideal for hedges, lining walkways and mass planting.
  • Plant 1½m apart for a hedge. Replace every 3-4 years.
Culinary Uses:
  • Add flower buds sparingly to salads for added colour and taste.
  • Instead of Rosemary, add a few twigs off lavender when preparing chicken.
  • Flowers can be crystallized to decorate dessert and confectionery.
  • Add flower buds to honey, scones etc
Parts Used:
  • Flower spikes.
  • Pick throughout the growing season.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
  • Will treat nervous exhaustion, tension headaches, during labour, colic and indigestion.
  • A weak infusion ( 25% of normal strength) can be given to babies for colic, irritability and excitement.
  • It will help you sleep.
Other Uses:
  • Burn lavender stalks/flowers to disinfect/deodorize/perfume the room - it has a calming and soothing effect.
  • Insect repellent:
  • It is a good mosquito, midge, and fly repellent.
  • Rub lavender onto kitchen counters to discourage flies.
  • Sprinkle a few drops of oil on bed linen to repel mosquitoes.
  • Place sachets of dried flowers and leaves with clothes to deter moths.
Information is up-to-date: 16.04.2012

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