Lavender is an undeniably delightful herb with an exceedingly long history with humankind. Known for its soothing properties, lavender has been used to cure a myriad of medicinal issues, including psychological conditions like insomnia and restlessness. It was even plucked to lessen physical symptoms of headaches, toothaches and joint pain.
Lavender’s draw doesn’t stop at the medicine cabinet. Ancient Egyptians mixed the “love” herb in perfumes and incenses, widely considering it an aphrodisiac. But don’t confuse its beauty and reputation for being weak in flavor. Lavendar can hold its own in savory dishes like chicken drumsticks and roasted lamb just as much as it can add a floral kick to lemon cake. It can even brighten your everyday cocktail.