what are the most aromatic plants?

Aromatic plants are plants that produce substances with a particular fragrance. They are often used for cooking, making essences, cosmetics and more. They are also popular for their medicinal properties. Believe it or not, they are one of the easiest plants to care for, even indoors, as they don't require much space to grow, just plenty of light.

The most aromatic plants

You can grow aromatic plants at home without much hassle. In fact, if you group several plants with similar watering and sun needs together, you can grow them in a single pot. Remember that the secret to having spectacular, lush, beautiful aromatic plants is to have them in full sun, so place them in a window where they can get as much sun as possible.

While you can use many of the most aromatic plants in the kitchen or for their medicinal properties, you have to be very careful. If you apply it to the skin, test a small area first and if you use it in herbal teas or similar, check with your doctor first and avoid sharing it with children or people with liver problems. That said, let's get to work! Choose the most aromatic plants for your collection.
  • Rosemary

Rosemary is a Mediterranean plant with an incredible aroma, which is released in the breeze and when you water it. Its small purple flowers in the middle of its tiny leaves are beautiful. As if that wasn't enough, it resists drought very well and loves direct sunlight. It is a necessary ingredient for roasted vegetables, meats and poultry, as well as being great for shiny, healthy hair.

  • Peppermint and Mint

Both from the Mentha family. Requires moderate light and high humidity. It is good planted with tall plants to protect it from direct sunlight, but be aware that it tends to be a bit invasive. It will still make you fall in love with its delicious aroma and can be used to treat stomach aches, gas and nausea.

  • Parsley

Parsley is a complement to hundreds of dishes, as well as being an excellent ally in combating inflammation of the digestive tract. It grows very easily, thanks to its seeds that spread very quickly in all climates. It doesn't require much space, so it will be very happy in pots.

  • Basil

Basil loves the sun, but is a bit fussy about watering. If you miss a day, it will look wilted and faint, almost dead. Don't panic, water it and it will come back to life. It is essential in Mediterranean cuisine, as well as aiding digestion. It is advisable to cut the stems where the flowers will come out to prolong its life and preserve its flavour.

  • Oregano

Oregano is a full sun plant that will grow into a beautiful bush of up to two metres if you let it. It aids the menstrual cycle and is used in cooking for everything from food to infusions to flavouring oils.

  • Lavender

Everyone knows its soothing, cosmetic and even medical properties as it is used to soothe an upset stomach. Medium height and sweet smelling, lavender loves direct sun but tolerates frost quite well. It is not picky about the soil and requires little watering.

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