5 Best Aromatic Plants To Buy In The Winters
Aromatic plants are a must-have for every home in winter. Apart from adding greenery to your space, they have several health benefits. Their pleasant aroma can uplift your mood, soothe your senses, and bring positivity to the environment.
They not only smell divine but have several health benefits and find their use in several dishes and beverages. You can use them to treat common winter ailments such as cough, cold, and fever. These can also be used for aroma therapy.
The tradition of bringing home a Christmas Tree during winter has a spiritual significance. The strong aroma of terpenes coming from a pine tree is associated with hope, joy, and well-being and is believed to have a soothing effect on the senses.
If you are also interested in buying some aromatic plants this winter, consider these five easy-to-grow options:
Rosemary is a perennial herb of Mediterranean origin. It has characteristic needle-like leaves that have a woody fragrance. Although it thrives outdoors you can also grow it indoors in pots, provided it gets sufficient sunlight. It is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which is not only good for your skin and hair but also boosts your memory and mood. It has a relaxing aroma making it ideal for aroma therapy. You can flavor your soups, stews, roasts, and breads with it.
Mint is a versatile perennial herb with a strong yet cooling scent. Its soothing aroma can uplift your spirits instantly. You can grow it both outdoors and indoors but during winter it is necessary to save it from the frost. When growing in pots consider using a wide-surfaced container as its stems tend to produce roots wherever they touch the soil thus spreading aggressively. It requires full sun, and frequent watering to grow well. It is good for digestion, oral health, headaches, and nausea. You can use it to make tea, chutney, salads, or desserts.
Lemongrass is an ornamental grass native to Sri Lanka and India. It has beautiful long slender gray-green stalks with a refreshing lemony flavor making it an ideal choice for edible landscaping. It can be easily grown in pots and kept indoors as long as it gets 6 hours of direct sun and moderate watering. It is an ideal winter herb that has antibacterial, antifungal, and inflammatory properties. You can use it to make teas, soups, and stir-fries. It is a natural mosquito repellent too!
Tulsi also referred to as “The Queen of Herbs” is known for its medicinal, aesthetic, and spiritual value. Its green leaves have an alluring spicy aroma. More suited to outdoor conditions it can also be grown indoors provided it gets at least 4 hours of direct sunlight. It is used in many Ayurvedic concoctions as it helps fight against infections resulting in cough, cold, fever, and inflammation. You can use it in teas, juices, or kadhas, to boost your immunity in winter.
The Eucalyptus plant also known as “Silver Dollar Tree” is an exotic plant. It looks stunning with its blue-green or silvery leaves that have a strong menthol-like refreshing smell. It can be grown both outdoors and indoors, as long as it gets 6 hours of direct sunlight and watering when the top inch of soil feels dry. It is rich in antioxidants and acts as a natural decongestant and antiseptic. You can use it in the form of tea, inhalation, or bath to treat ailments such as coughs, colds, asthma, and allergies.
These aromatic plants can not only add beauty and fragrance to your home but also provide you with many health benefits.
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