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Sweet Green (3ha)

Species

  • Wormwood
    Plant used for centuries as a repellent for moths, insecticide in general and as tea or spray to repel slugs and snails.
  • Wormwood "Powis Castle"
    It is a hybrid between artemisia absinthium and artemisia aborescens.
  • Common Rosemary
    Great to pread in barbecues on the embers of burning coal, perfuming the meat and spread a pleasant odor in the environment.
  • Creeping Rosemary
    Few people know the variety of creeping rosemary which is grown as an ornamental plant.
  • Lavender
    Highly cultivated for the extraction of essential oil and widely used in perfumery and hygiene products.
  • Lavender 'allardi'
    This plant comes from the intersection of lavandula dentata with lavandula angustifolia.
  • Fringed Lavender
    They are produced in an industrial scale for obtaining the essential oil for the manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, etc ,.
  • Sea Thrift
    It's a hardy and long-lasting plant with beautiful pink flowers.
  • Aloe vera
    Aloe Vera has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient civilizations.
  • Calendula
    Also known as pot marigold, it is an excellent natural insecticide.

  • The word camomile comes from the Greek term chamaimelon, which means "creeping apple.
  • Indian Cress
    Indian Cress is an edible plant, rich in vitamin C.
  • Wild Teasel
    Its inflorescences were used to card the wool, hence its name.
  • Lemon Balm
    Widely used to ensure a good night's sleep.
  • Mexican Marigold
    This is edible flower.
    It can be used in the preparation of various salads and dishes.
  • Echinacea
    It is able to increase the responsiveness of the immune system.
  • Echinacea angustifolia
    Echinacea acts as a natural antibiotic.

    It is widely used today in traditional medicine.
  • Lemon Grass
    Plant whose popularity in Portugal earned a gold stars to two Portuguese brands in the international competition "Great Taste Awards".
  • Curry Plant
    The essential oil of curry plant is very rare and precious, the most powerful and well-known anti hematona.
  • Tarragon
    Is a very typical seasoning in French cuisine.
  • Fennel
    This plant is spontaneous in the Azores and Madeira.
  • St. John's Wort
    It is perhaps the only Portuguese plant with the name of a region.
  • Hyssop
    Plant with the most varied medicional uses.
  • Hart's pennyroyal
    Especially popular in Algarve, where it is used as an aromatic herb to flavor the stews.
  • Water mint
    Have a strong and minty taste and exudes an intense perfume.
  • Pineapple mint
    With a slight scent of pineapple, it is great to use in salads, fruit salads and juices.
  • Chocolate mint
    Sweet and refreshing aroma that seems like the popular chocolate, "After Eight".
  • Orange mint
    It has a flavor that mixes candied orange with lavender.
  • Peppermint
    Very used in the manufacture of chewing gums and toothpastes.
  • Spearmint
    One of its most popular uses is as a medicinal plant.
  • Swedish Ivy
    The most cultivated variety of this plant is Plectranthus forsteri marginatus, whose name comes from its attractive green foliage with white margins.
  • Swedish Ivy
    Perennial plant that releases a pleasant and intense aroma.
  • Lavandin
    It has one of the strongest fragrances among the lavenders.
  • Lemon verbana
    One of the most popular plants used in teas in Portugal, earned gold stars to two Portuguese brands in the international competition "Great Taste Awards".
  • Bay laurel
    Symbol of nobility and immortality, the extremities of laurel have therapeutic properties.
  • Basil
    Used in traditional Margherita pizza and as a basic ingredient of Genoese pesto.
  • Basil
    Used in cooking gives a special touch to the dishes because its leaves have a beautiful coloration.
  • Marjoram
    It offers sweet flavors of citrus and pine.
  • Myrtus
    Its leaves have a scent similar to that of orange leaves.
  • Oregano
    Rich in Vitamine C and essential oils.
  • Globe Amaranth
    The flowers of this plant are conseideres an excellent expectorant.
  • Helichrysum Stoechas
    It is often found on uncultivated land, dry/sandy and on roadside.
  • Pennyroyal
    One of the best known species of the genus Mentha. Its essential oil is poisonous and is particularly dangerous for pregnant women.
  • French lavender
    The most popular product of this plant is honey, there are several regions of Portugal experts in french lavender honey production.
  • Elderberry
    Elderberry is a medicinal plant widely used to treat colds or flu.
  • Pineapple sage
    Presents hairy stems , tubular red flowers and a unique aroma of pineapple.
  • Sage
    The word salvia is derived from the Latin salvere, which means "to be in good health".
  • Winter Savory
    It combines perfectly with all legumes.
  • Stevia
    It's dry leaf is 10 times sweeter thane cane sugar and much healthier.
  • Mastic thyme
    Also known as pure salt, is widely used in cooking as a substitute for salt.
  • Common thyme
    Used as a spice and as a medicinal herb, it is grown for thousands of years.
  • Orange thyme
    Plant with a pleasant citrus aroma, similar to orange.
  • Citrus thyme
    It has a delicious lemon scent.
  • Broadleaved thyme
    It has extremely aromatic leaves and beautiful pink and lilac flowers.
  • Creeping Thyme
    Very used and known in regions near water.

Bay laurel

Laurus nobilis

The laurel is an evergreen tree that reaches up to 10 meters high.

Their flowers are pale yellow- green with about 1 cm in diameter and are supported in pairs next to the leaves.
The leaves have 6-12 cm long and 2-4 cm wide, with a smooth edge, however, some have curl edge.

The fruit is a small bright and black berry with about 1cm and contains a seed.

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Cultivation

The most common mode of propagation is by sowing (sowing the seeds once they are mature).

The tree should be protected in winter. They should be planted in their permanent positions in mild temperatures and humidity.

You can also do its propagation by cuttings: can cut up branches semi-lignified in July / August, it is recommended to wait 6 months before moving them from place.

It may also be cut to mature lateral branches, about 10cm, which have one node in November / December (high success rate).

You can also propagate this species by layering.

History

Since ancient times the bay laurel is used as a symbol of nobility and immortality in different cultures.

In the Middle Ages it was considered a protective plant and inducing visions. The Sibyl of Delphi in Ancient Greece was sitting under a ceiling bay leaves munching them to just go into a trance state. In some areas of the city of Rome during the Black Death, it was recommended that citizens take refuge among the laurels to protect themselves.

Their symbolic value is peace and victory and, according to some legends, the laurel was the only tree that lightning did not reach.

Nike or Nice goddess, from the Greek word "victory" was always represented with a laurel wreath on hand to put on the head of heroes, fighters, writers and poets winners of literary competitions.

This tree also represented Aesculapius, the god of medicine that had him as protector and holder of medicinal properties.

Subsequent studies have demonstrated that camphor aroma of the essential oils contained in the leaves may be effective against fleas, cockroaches, and moths.

Utilization

The laurel is mainly used for culinary and medicinal purposes (stomach tonic, carminative, regulating the menstrual cycle, rheumatism, etc.).

The leaves can be used green or dried, but should not be used more than a year after harvest, as they lose their flavor.

Laurel stimulates appetite and is one of the most used herbs in the world of culinary. The leaves exert a very positive effect similar to that of spearmint (mentha spicata), and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), helping to digest heavy food, especially meat.

There are several theories of how to use the laurel in cooking. Some say it must extract the mid vein, other one say that it  should use only the leaves when dried. The truth is that the very dry leaves lose much of its flavor.

It is important to add the laurel at the beginning of cooking and remove it only when you serve the dish,eating it can cause disturbances stomach or gut level, because the leaves can remain intact in the intestine by blocking it.

It is also advisable to keep the leaves out of the reach of children.

Also common is their ornamental use. Since ancient times that it is used to distinguish the individual merits through the allocation of laurel wreaths to the winning athletes and the winners poets, as well as a bachelor's degree, which reflects the custom (baccalauréat - awarded the "laurel berry" , Bacca Laureat).

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