Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) Petals have been used since the middle ages and are very versatile. They can be added to Punches, Gins and Lemonades to add a beautiful aromatic sweet floral nose and a beautiful splash of colour.
Peony Petals have been used for more than 1000 years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of health conditions, including fever, pain and inflammation. Peonies are believed to be particularly beneficial to skin and their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are interesting to fight tissue aging and smooth skin rashes.
Peony Petals are edible raw and cooked and can be used for flavouring drinks, topping salads and making jams. They add a beautiful splash of colour to summer cocktails.