I just love lilac blooms. They are perfectly elegant, colorful, and a sign that warmer weather is here to stay (well for a little while anyways). While I’ll always leave a bunch of blooms for the bees, I do enjoy cutting a few of those gorgeous blooms to bring in the house for some much needed early spring color.
Sadly, lilac plant have a short window where the blooms are at their prime. So for two-ish weeks we have a wonderful color show and then it is gone until next year.
Did you know that the lilac flowers have medicinal properties?
I will link a scientific studies at the bottom for you to check out, but lilac has been known for years to boost the immune system, help fight diseases, and even decrease fevers.
The blossoms are perfectly edible, so go ahead and add them to your cakes, teas, tincture, scones….the list goes on and on.
I like infusing my local raw honey with lilac blossoms as a great way to get the health benefits of the lilac plant along with the delicious florally taste.