Lavender Tea Health Benefits
With a charming color and relaxing aroma, it’s not hard to believe that lavender is one of the most admired herbs worldwide. Once found only in Europe, Asia and Africa, humans have desired lavender for more than 2,500 years. The ancient Romans valued lavender so highly that only a single pound of lavender blossoms cost 100 denarii, a full month’s wages for a farm laborer.
Lavender flowers are useful and quite versatile in their application. They are often grown as an ornamental shrub in gardens and landscaping, and the flowers are frequently used to craft fragrance for perfumes, cosmetics and soaps, potpourris and herbal sachets, and various household items. A popular application is making lavender wands, a bundle of the flowers and stems which are woven together with a ribbon to create a pretty and aromatic flower bunch used to perfume the air indoors.
Lavender is also a food ingredient, used in salads, as flavoring for baked goods and desserts, even served as candied blossoms. Lavender tea, made from the dried flowers, is a fragrant and smooth herbal tea that is relaxing both by its scent and warm, pleasant taste.
A Refreshing and Nutrient-Rich Tea
Lavender tea is known for its fragrance and soothing herbal taste, but beneath these pleasant qualities, there hides potent nutrition. Lavender tea offers high concentrations of vitamin C, calcium and iron, and a good amount of vitamin A as well. Lavender also contains a number of active constituents, including flavonoids, coumarins, tannins, even a small amount of protein. Many of its active constituents even contain antioxidant properties. With these nutritive properties, lavender proves to be an even more valuable herbal tea.