While the lavender essential oil is good for the exterior and inhalation, we shouldn't ingest it because it is very powerful, as all essential oils are. The dried petals of lavender, however, can be ground in a food processor and stored for sprinkling on top of many dishes.
Salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, herbs d' Provence, basil, mint, rosemary. We use them often to season everything from meat to salads and pastas. Just like the herbs you find at the grocery stores, dried lavender is safe to consume and provides a tasty floral accent to any dish. If you have never had a Lavender Scramble, it's worth a try for many reasons.
Lavender aids in digestion
Since we cannot patent lavender (or any plant) it remains a remedy that is only known to those familiar with it's power. There are no commercials for it, and you won't learn about it in elementary school. It's ability to calm the nervous system doesn't have much scientific evidence due to the lack of financial gain behind such studies. But once you try ingesting lavender when you need relief from an upset stomach, you'll want it every day.
Lavender relaxes the nervous system
Because lavender has the ability to stop spasms and cramps , it relieves the muscles in and around the digestive tract, enough to lessen the pain associated with these problems.
Lavender relieves anger and aggression
Several animal experiments suggest anti-anxiety, sedative, pain relieving, and anti-convulsive and neuroprotective properties for lavender. These studies showed a reaction similar to that of chlordiazepoxide and diazepam- two drugs used to treat anxiety, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal.
How to make Scrambled Eggs with Lavender
If you don't want to go through the trouble of making this thoughtful version of Lavender Eggs, you can simply sprinkle ground lavender on your version while they are cooking in the pan. You can mix them with cheese, salt, pepper, cream, and then wrap them in a corn tortilla with beans. This is my favorite way to eat lavender eggs. Here's exactly how I do it:
Melt 1/2 tbsp of organic butter in a non stick pan over medium heat
Scramble 2 or 3 cage free eggs in a bowl or cup
Add a sprinkle of lavender, cheese, salt, and pepper to the cup
Pour and stir until eggs are firm.
Serve with sliced avocado and 3 heated corn tortillas enjoy!
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