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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.
  • Bowles apple mint
    Has a scent and flavour similar to apples or pineapples.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Strawberry tree
  • 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.

Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus

Earned gold stars to two Portuguese brands in the international competition "Great Taste Awards", one of them, Hands on Earth, with its biological tisane - Amália.

When grown in organic production may represent an interesting source of income, because its dry leaves are very popular in Europe in several industries.

It is a herbaceous plant of the Poaceae family, native from the tropical regions of Asia, especially India. It grows in a clump of shoots (cespitosa plant), spreading by stolons (so is called estolonífera).

They have linear-lanceolate amplexicaules leaves. Their inflorescences are composed of panicles yellowed.

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Cultivation

Outdoor, the lemongrass is presented as a beautiful ornamental plant, extremely aromatic and easy to take care.

It prefers well-drained soils, but with some degree of moisture because its origin is tropical and needs full sun or partial shade.

It is easy to propagate it through the stem and root division, because these are superficial.

Does not tolerate temperatures below 0 ° C, and may even die. When in cold climates, it can be easily grown in pots, so that can be protected during colder weather .

History

The lemongrass is originally from Asia, more specifically South India, where it grows spontaneously, but it is used especially in Thai, Indonesian and Indian cuisine

In Brazil, it is known for "capim santo". Traditionally used in Indonesia and Malaysia for medicinal purposes, it is also, for centuries, used in Ayurvedic medicine from India, to combat fever, depression and digestive problems.

Utilization

Two of its active ingredients are essential oil with citronella and limonene, both with repellent action for insects.
Due to its very pleasant aroma, citronella is also used in the manufacture of perfumes, soaps and other cosmetics.

Used in tea, results in a very nice drink with a strong lemon flavor, which functions as a digestive and can accompany meals. Fighting bad mood and heartburn.

It have also a hepatoprotective and antispasmodic action in the digestive tract.
Help in the treatment of gingivitis, mouth ulcers and oral candidiasis, can be combined with calendula.

It has soothing properties and is therefore consumed with tilia, to improve sleep. In addition, low fever, and increases sweating.

According to an investigation, lemon grass tea helps in the treatment of oral candidiasis in patients with HIV. In this trial, conducted in South Africa, 90 patients were divided into 3 groups: those who took the lemon grass infused, those taking lemon juice and, in the latter group, was applied antifungal gentian violet. All treatments were effective, with a slight advantage for the lemon juice.

As insect repellent, it was the most effective of 38 essential oils, with patchouli and clove.

Lately the demand of this plant had increased in Portugal , especially for dog breeders that have used as biting insects repellent, transmitters of a terrible deadly disease, leishmaniasis, planting it in the surrounding of the kennels.

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