Quebec has the perfect climate to grow lavender. Cooking with lavender and more gift ideas………..
A Lavender Story……….
Located in the picturesque village of Fitch Bay, quite close to Magog, Bleu Lavande is Canada’s largest producer of lavender. Bleu Lavande invites you to its agritouristic estate to discover the beauty and benefits of this plant of many virtues. Explore the fields on your own or treat yourself to a massage alongside some 100,000 lavender plants. There will be tons of attractions – cooking and botany demonstrations, art exhibits, live entertainment, massages, brunches, and playgrounds for the younger ones! Rediscover the Bleu Lavande boutique, freshly renovated and expanded for the new Bleu Délice section where you will find a variety of lavender-inspired products. Sit down for a snack in one of our picnic areas or at the new Lavandula Café-Terrasse, the ideal place to enjoy a glass of lavender flavored beer or wine and take in the stunning views over the countryside.
Benefits of Lavender
According to Mountain Rose Herbs:
“Lavender has been thought for centuries to enflame passions as an aphrodisiac, and is still one of the most recognized scents in the world. The German Commission E commended lavender for treating insomnia, nervous stomach, and anxiety. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia lists lavender as a treatment for flatulence, colic, and depressive headaches, and many modern herbal practitioners use the herb to treat migraines in menopause. In Spain, lavender is added to teas to treat diabetes and insulin resistance.”
According to this website, lavender has the following properties:
Especially beneficial to the respiratory tract in particular coughs, colds, influenza. Certainly eases breathing when lungs and sinuses are choked with phlegm.
Defends system against airborne viruses.
A refreshing note to a tired mind – lavender has been named as one of the most useful of the essences for the relief of anxiety and stress.
Good for aches and pains and muscle stiffness and may also help with rheumatic discomfort and joint stiffness.”