Many people like lavender (Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula angustifoli) for its lovely fragrance. Lavender is a very common ingredient in shampoos, soaps, and sachets for scenting clothes. The term “lavender” originates from the Latin root “lavare” that means “to wash”. This aromatic plant may have earned this name because it was often used in baths to purify the body and spirit. Moreover, lavender has also been used as a remedy for numerous ailments from fatigue and insomnia to anxiety and depression. Many studies have found that lavender produces slight soothing, calming, and sedative effect when its aroma is inhaled.
A Morning with Lavender Coffee
Lavender is commonly alleged to have various curative and therapeutic properties – from inducing relaxation to treating burns, spasm, parasitic infections, and insect bites.
According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, there are growing evidence that lavender can be an effective remedy in the treatment of several neurological disorders. Therefore, we suggest you to include this magnificent herb in your healthy lifestyle and use its incredible benefits.
You can use lavender essential oil, lavender tea, organic lavender soap, shampoo, a lavender sachet for scenting clothes….and you can even start the day with a cup of nice lavender coffee. Sounds little bit strange, right? Well, it’s not – it’s just a matter of taste.
As I was brewing a cup of coffee for my husband and tea for me this morning, enjoying the lovely summer morning and the beautiful smell of lavender bushes that are blooming outside in the yard, the idea came into my head to brew not just a tea but also a coffee with lavender. My husband just loved it!
The next morning, I joined him and the taste as well as the feeling after the coffee – mmm magical…
Adding lavender blossoms to tea and coffee lifts your drink another octave, completely transforming your beverage in a totally yummy way.
Preparing lavender coffee at home is a very easy as making regular coffee, and any kind of coffee maker may be used. Here is the recipe:
How to Make Lavender Coffee?
You can use either dried or fresh lavender flowers for this coffee recipe. Use slightly more fresh flowers than you would dried culinary.
People have different tastes when it comes to the strength of coffee – therefore, a number of lavender flowers depend on of how much you desire the Lavender flavor to be dominant in the finished brew.
It might take a few tests in order to find your perfect cup.
Lavender Coffee Recipe:
- 2 tablespoons fresh lavender flowers or 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers (again, the amount depends on your personal taste)
- 7-9 cups boiling water (this coffee recipe is for a full pot – adjust if you are preparing less).
Place the Lavender flowers into a coffee filter together with the ground coffee in an electric coffee maker.
Brew as usual – enjoy the new flavor!
This coffee can be enjoyed with brown sugar, cream, and 1-2 drops of vanilla extract. Some of you may find the need to adjust the strength of the flavor in order to suit their personal tastes.
Much is dependent upon the type of machine you are using and the quantity of coffee you are making such as a single cup or full pot. Play with different amounts till you get the balance of flavor just right for you.
Numerous studies have shown that lavender can be beneficial for a variety of ailments, including alopecia (hair loss), insomnia, stress, anxiety, and postoperative pain. This aromatic herb has also been studied for antiviral and antibacterial properties. Lavender essential oil is usually used in some forms of integrative medicine, such as acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation, and massages. Lavender can calm your mind, skin, and stomach. Plus, this soothing herb can have many uses in your home. So, try lavender coffee to brighten your mornings!