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We’ve talked about how the scent of lavender is soothing and can help promote better sleep. But did you know you can EAT lavender, too… and it’s really good for you? Culinary lavender can help beat bloat and improve digestion. That’s because the polyphenols reduce bad gut bacteria. Dr. Christine Gerbstadt is a diabetes and nutrition expert, and she recommends sprinkling dried culinary lavender onto Greek yogurt, which also promotes good gut health.