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Lavender Lemonade

Lavender has a huge array of health benefits. It helps to get rid of migraines, dizziness and digestive disorders. It promotes natural sleep and eases insomnia, and it can be used as an antiseptic and disinfectant to heal wounds.

One of the other major ingredients is lemon. I’m sure you are very aware of the power of lemons for boosting health – but this fruit is more than just a rich source of Vitamin C.

Lemons contain compounds called limonoids that have been identified to assist in fighting cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. Lemon is a powerful little fruit and you can get a great dose from this lavender lemonade drink.

1 tray ice cubes
1/4 cup dried lavender
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup white sugar
8 lemons
5 cups cold water, or as needed


Place ice cubes into a 2 quart pitcher.

Place the lavender into a bowl, and pour boiling water over it. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then strain out the lavender and  discard.

Mix the sugar into the hot lavender water, then pour into the pitcher with the ice.

Squeeze the juice from the lemons into the pitcher, getting as much juice as you can.

Top off the pitcher with cold water, and stir. Taste, and adjust lemon juice or sugar if desired.

Pour into tall glasses, pull up a lawn chair and a good book, and relax!


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