Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tisanes: Lavender


Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When I am king, dilly, dilly, you shall be queen.
Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told you so?
'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly, that told me so.

Lavender's green, dilly, dilly, Lavender's blue,
If you love me, dilly, dilly, I will love you.
Let the birds sing, dilly, dilly, And the lambs play;
We shall be safe, dilly, dilly, out of harm's way.

I love to dance, dilly, dilly, I love to sing;
When I am queen, dilly, dilly, You'll be my king.
Who told me so, dilly, dilly, Who told me so?
I told myself, dilly, dilly, I told me so.

 Roud Folk Song Index number of 3483

This is the most widely used herb in Europe and the Mediterranean region of the world.
Used for cooking and medicine, no home was complete
 without the plant in the garden.
This lavender tisane is made from French lavender imported from France.

Revered by the ancient Romans as an antiseptic to clean their wounds and to bathe in, hence the name Lavender originates from the Latin word lavare meaning to wash in.

It has been used in times gone by as a diuretic, a detoxicant, restorative, sedative, splenetic and a fungicide.
Today, lavender is still hailed for her calming, soothing and sleep inducing abilities.

This lavender tisane has hints of sweetness, cooling  and refreshing to the palate and calming to the senses.


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