Really? We eat flowers? Sort of. Lavender leaves are commonly dried and used as an herb. You can bake with them, steep them with your tea, or just use them as potpourri to help freshen up your home.
The Health Benefits
Adding herbs to your diet is always recommended, and lavender is no exception. It has been shown to help relieve stress, aid sleep, and soothe irritated skin. It even has antiseptic properties, so the next time you get a cut or a scrape, consider rubbing some lavender oil on it instead of rubbing alcohol. It’s just as effective and much less painful.
Mark Sisson has even more suggestions for using lavender.