Lavender is a fantastic perfume, either in the form of an essential oil or dried blossoms tucked into the lingerie drawer or in a pouch tossed into the clothes dryer to scent a load of laundry. Lavender, known to have calming properties, is used in aroma therapy. It is so gentle to the skin that it is incorporated into baby lotions and recommended for a goodnight sleep.
Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations used lavender to perfume the deceased before mummifying their bodies, and to perfume their baths, the air and their foods. Further, the herb was referred to in religious rituals of anointing and other holy protection. Lavender, quite expensive in ancient times, was often combined with other ingredients and fragrances, such as roses, pumpkin and spices, to stretch it into a more affordable and versatile product.
Easy to grow and hardy, lavender plants are an attractive perennial in the garden or in containers. The herb comes in many varieties with long lasting blossoms that perfume the air and calm the soul.
Not necessarily, they can be ,but some medicinal herbs are not culinary, and some culinary are not medicinal.Culinary - means an herb used in cooking to enhance or flavour a dish. Medicinal - means an herb used to treat an illness, disease, injury or other medical condition. Some herbs have one use or the other, while many can be and are used for both applications.
Both - however lavender is a culinary herb and commercially used for the extraction of essential oil
Herbs are any plants used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume. Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some cases spiritual usage. General usage of the term "herb" differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs.
Parsley's taproot, leaves, and seeds are used medicinally. The leaf is used extensively as a culinary herb and garnish.
Rosmarinus officinalis or the common Rosemary is an herbaceous shrub. It is used as an ornamental plant as well as a culinary herb.
Souf is a flavorful herb with strong aroma often used in culinary and medicine. The English name for souf is fennel.
Patchouli is an herb in the mint family. The oil from patchouli plants has a strong scent and is commonly used in soap and perfume.
Yes they do. If you crush or brush them they smell much stronger.The plant has flavour also. Oregano is an important culinary herb. It is particularly widely used in Turkish, Greek, Spanish, Dominican and Italian cuisine. It is the leaves that are used in cooking, and the dried herb is often more flavourful than the fresh.
A herb has culinary or religious values. Lavender is used extensively as a herbal filler in sachets to give fragrance when placed in clothes. The ancient Greeks used Lavender as a herb. Lavender flavours baked goods and deserts, it is used to make lavender sugar and can be blended with tea and used as a relaxing drink. It is a member of a family of the most popular herbs.
The word savory refers to an aromatic plant of the mint family, used as a culinary herb. Edible peas have a characteristic scent, but are not considered savory.
Caraway seeds are used for various culinary (cooking) recipes. They work as a spice when ground up and also are used as a garnish on certain culinary recipes.
Oregano is a culinary herb, the leaves are used in cooking. The dried herb has more flavour than the fresh. It is added to tomato sauce, grilled meat and fried vegetables. Used in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Syria as well as Latin America