Also known as fern leaf lavender, Egyptian lavender is a small plant (and occasionally a shrub) that is also used as an ornamental plant. It is native to the most southern regions of the Mediterranean such as Sicily, Iberia and the Canaries.
Boasting notes of oregano and packing a spicy aftertaste, this herb blends a pungent aroma with savoury and slightly bitter flavours.
The soothing scent of lavender is used across the world to improve sleep and reduce anxiety, while the essential oil of the plant has powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties widely used in natural medicine.
While most enjoy lavender as a scent around the home, it is also perfect for the kitchen. Add to cracker or focaccia doughs and notice how it retains its unique flavour ,even after exposure to the heat of the oven. Try an Egyptian lavender tea to encourage rest and relaxation after a tense day.