Aromatic plants

Aromatic plants

What are aromatic plants.

Aromatic plants have this name because, thanks to the essential oils they contain, they are able to release very pleasant aromas and flavors. There are various species and are used for different needs. Surely they have their greatest use in the kitchen to flavor and personalize dishes, but also for the preparation of liqueurs, and for the care of our body with natural perfumes and cosmetics. Their aroma can also be released from only some parts of the plant such as bulbs, leaves, seeds and wood. It all depends on the type of aromatic plant. There are three species of this family of plants: arboreal, herbaceous and shrubby. As always happens in nature, each of these has different and unique characteristics and properties. Just choose the one that’s right for us.

Why aromatic plants are used.

There are many uses we can make of aromatic plants. Surely it is good to know that they are not only used in the kitchen to give a particular aroma to our dishes. Something that not everyone knows yet is that these plants are often the basic principle of some cosmetics that we use to make our skin radiant, hydrated and beautiful. We are talking about creams, moisturizing and cleansing masks, relaxing packs and many other products. Don’t forget that some are also used for teeth. Which? A simple example: sage. Many of the aromatic plants are used in homeopathic treatments, so they have curative value. With thyme you can solve seasonal ailments, with chamomile stress and insomnia, with eucalyptus you can open the respiratory tracts blocked by colds and coughs.

We know some types of aromatic plants.

Aromatic plants are numerous and different from each other, we are often intrigued by their function. Some types are well known as well as the benefits they bring. Among these there are undoubtedly the chamomile which we use to calm the nerves and to try to sleep when we are not well, mint to open the airways if we are constipated by seasonal ills, sage to whiten the teeth, thyme for cold. But we could list many others. Those that, however, are not always recognized as such are: eucalyptus used for seasonal ailments, saffron which in addition to being used in the kitchen also has pain-relieving and sedative properties, licorice which is used by those with pressure problems low.

Aromatic plants: How and where aromatic plants are grown.

If we want to take advantage of the many benefits they bring, it is also important to know the methods for growing aromatic plants in the right way. The first thing to know is that they can be grown indoors in the winter without any problems. The only fixed points are: place them in a place exposed to light and not damp and use small jars that have a diameter that does not exceed fifteen cm. So we can also have a real vegetable garden within the walls of the house. Some of the varieties that will grow inside our house are: mint that will live perfectly in the heat since it does not like cold weather, chives, basil and parsley which, however, must be planted in summer and taken to the closed in cold weather. However, it is essential to place them in pots during the spring or when outside there it’s a warm climate, so they can grow up with everything they need. So during the winter they can enjoy the warmth of the house.

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