The aromatic floral flavour from leaves and flowers is slightly bitter and should be used sparingly. Fresh or dried flowers can be used as a tea, and can be crystallised.
Lavender is known as a calming and soothing herb, and can be added to sedative tea blends. Externally used it is soothing to the skin and can be a powerful antiseptic. Although an infusion works well, therapeutically it is most often the extracted essential oil that is used.
Use as an insence, in pot-pourri blends, and as an insect repellent.