I love using Lavender in aromatherapy. Research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled. I also enjoy its fragrance. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, and can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical applications. In addition to that, Lavender flavors baked goods and desserts (it pairs especially well with chocolate), as well as used to make “lavender sugar”. Lavender flowers are occasionally blended with black, green, or herbal tea, adding a fresh, relaxing scent and flavor.
The above photos were taken at different parts of United Kingdom. Lavender flower is in bloom from the middle of June until the end of August. I can’t wait to visit and see some of the famous Lavender field or enjoy a fantastic day out at Norfolk Lavender.
To know more about Lavender like its history, uses and taxonomy, you may find it here at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender.