5 Best Aromatic Plants To Buy In The Summers
What can be more refreshing in summer than having some aromatic plants in your garden? They not only fill your home with their heavenly fragrance but also bring health and vitality with their numerous health benefits.
Here are the five best aromatic plants you might be interested in bringing home this summer:
Lavender is an essential aromatic plant of summer. It has vibrant blue-violet flowers that grow in spikes and render this plant its distinct fragrance. Its soothing scent has a relaxing and sleep-inducing effect. You can grow it in pots as well as ground. It needs 6-8 hours of bright light and well-drained soil for proper growth.
Peppermint is an aromatic herb that can refresh your senses and cool you down in hot weather. It is used in teas, mojitos, and salads to enhance their flavor and taste. Its leaves and flowers have medicinal properties and are used to treat many ailments such as bad breath, colds, sore throat, headaches, nausea, indigestion, and even toothaches. You can grow peppermint in containers or a shady spot in your garden. Keep the soil consistently moist. You can easily propagate it through cuttings.
Sweet Basil is another aromatic herb that is known for its flavor, aroma, and health benefits. Its leaves as well as flowers are extensively used in Italian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine because of their sweet and spicy aroma. It has several health benefits as well. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which can boost your immunity and prevent infections. It also enhances mental alertness therefore used in aroma therapy. It can grow well both indoors and outdoors. Provide plenty of bright sunlight and water it regularly for it to thrive. Pinch the flowers to ensure steady growth.
Ajwain (Indian Borage)
Ajwain also known as Indian Borage and Bishop’s weed is a popular herb grown in India for its strong and distinctive smell. It has fleshy aromatic leaves that are edible and are known to have several medicinal properties. It is used to treat cough, cold, indigestion, and stomach cramps. It can be easily grown in pots as well as in the ground through cuttings. It prefers partial shade and moist soil to flourish.
Rosemary is a scented herb that has a pine-like aroma that can energize you and bring relief from stress and fatigue. It has an earthy flavor that can complement your soups, stews, breads, or roasts. Rosemary essential oil is extensively used in aroma therapy to improve concentration and learning. You can grow rosemary both indoors and outdoors, as long as it gets enough sun and well-drained soil. Water it sparingly only when the soil gets completely dry.
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