Bunga kering lavender 500gm. rm100.
Dried Lavender is simply the flower buds (calyxes), or stems (bundles) that have been harvested and preserved by drying.
Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
Some studies suggest that consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.
In addition to helping with digestive problems, lavender is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores. It can also be used to prevent hair loss.
Top 10 uses of dried lavender
1. Making lavender bags
Fill an empty fabric bag or decorative paper envelope with a handful of dried lavender to freshen small spaces. They make unusual gifts and can be very personal if handmade. For a non-sew fabric bag, just place a handful of lavender inside a fabric square or circle and tie with a ribbon.
2. Sleep aid
Try keeping a relaxing lavender bag by your pillow for a good nights sleep. The action of lavender can be enhanced by the addition of dried hops to make a lavender and hop pillow. Soothing chamomile also combines well with lavender and has a pleasant, apple-like fragrance.
3. Drawer freshener
Dried lavender will bring a linen-fresh scent to your clothes. Just leave a lavender bag in each drawer or the airing cupboard, and squeeze regularly to refresh the scent – this releases the natural essential oils from the buds.
4. Moth repellent in wardrobes
The most popular and traditional combination is lavender and dried rose buds or petals. This would make a pretty bowl for a sitting room or bedroom, and can be enhanced with fragrance oils or essential oils. For a zingy combination suitable for the kitchen or bathroom, try mixing lavender with citrus such as dried orange or lime.
7. In food
Culinary grade dried lavender is needed for this (if buying), or dry your own Lavandula Angusifolia or Intermedia. Try making lavender shortbread by adding a couple of teaspoonfuls to your favourite shortbread recipe, or make a lavender infusion (tea) to aid sleep.
8. Wedding favour
Lavender bags make lovely wedding favours. They are inexpensive and useful to take home and put in a drawer or by your bed. The bag can also be colour co-ordinated to the wedding theme.
9. Wedding confetti
Dried lavender is natural, fragrant, biodegradable, and throws like rice. It is becoming increasingly popular, especially where there is a vintage or country theme.
Dried lavender bunches are beautiful around the home, especially in a country cottage setting, and add a delicate fragrance at the same time. Hang in an entrance porch to provide a nostalgic welcome. For a table centre, a free-standing sheaf can be made by tying together a few handfuls of stems.