Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Product: Lavender; Blooms; 100 Ct.
Description: Native to the Mediterranean; Use of Lavender goes back thousands of years -- first recorded use by the Egyptians in their mummification process; Popular with Greeks and the Romans for bathing, cooking, and as an ingredient in perfume; Used as an after-bath perfume by Romans (who gave the herb its name from the Latin 'lavare', which means 'to wash'); During the Great Plague of 1665, grave robbers would wash their hands in a concoction called 'Four Thieves Vinegar,' which contained lavender, wormwood, rue, sage, mint, and rosemary, and vinegar -- this guarded against infections; English folklore touts a mixture of lavender, mugwort, chamomile, and rose petals will attract sprites, fairies, brownies, and elves
Tasting Notes: Sweet fragrance with lemon / citrus notes;
Usage: Garnishes; Salads; Desserts; Candied; Amplify both sweet and savory flavors;Teas; Flavors baked goods and desserts; Pairs well with chocolate; Also used in savory dishes, giving stews and reduced sauces aromatic flair; Flavored honey
Storage Instructions: Best when used within 5 days of procuring.