Superfood Series | September 17, 2019


What is more calming than the smell of lavender? Maybe the taste of lavender? Keep an eye out for our we are incorporating our flowers into the Brasserie menu.

The Latin word “lavare” means “to wash”, so it is believed that the name “lavender” or “lavandula” comes from this word. Be sure to use culinary varieties (Angustifolias) of lavender for cooking desserts or crafting drinks, because of its sweeter taste. Provence lavender has more of a peppery taste and is great for savoury dishes. Lavender has been used for decades in folk medicine to treat a variety of ailments, but it’s most commonly used to help ease an overworked nervous system. We’re all familiar with lavender-scented soaps and creams, but this nervous system-loving superfood has also shown to reduce anxiety and aid in relaxation. Yes,eating lavender flowers can have the same calming effect. The anti-inflammatory effects of lavender may also improve bronchial asthma and may be effective in inhibiting the growth of certain types of fungus. Place a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow before going to sleep tonight. Sweet dreams.