Aromatic trio, perfect for your balcony!
Lavender:The generic name "lavender" comes etymologically from the Latin gerund "lavare" (which must be washed) almost certainly to indicate how this plant was widely used in antiquity to cleanse the body. It is an aromatic herb with a shrub that is particularly appreciated for the scent of flowers, used as decoration but also in herbal medicine and for some culinary recipes. Lavender is among the most recognizable aromatic herbs, thanks to its cluster of purple flowers that stand out on the long stems and the unmistakable scent they give off. It is an excellent natural insect repellent, in particular mosquitoes. It is said that lavender is able to relax mind and body. Inhaled by vapors or hot baths it benefits the nervous system, revealing itself useful against insomnia, fatigue and anxiety.
Rosmarinus prostratus:Rosmarinus prostratus is a perennial shrub plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It is a particular species of rosemary, characterized by a prostrate, rather disordered, posture with a cracked gray bark. The leaves are persistent, linear, narrow, leathery, green above and white below. In spring and summer it produces very decorative purple blue flowers. In addition to being a food flavoring, both leaves and flowers can be used for infusions, herbal teas and tinctures that help digestion and stimulate the appetite.
Mint: A very famous essence from the past present in many varieties. It comes from many areas of Asia, Africa and Europe. The name derives from the Greek "mintha", then declined in "mentha" by the ancient Romans. It is widely used in the kitchen, to add flavor to many dishes and drinks, but also in the medicinal field it is confirmed, especially as a wound healing agent. In fact its leaves are rich in menthol, an active ingredient that has different properties including the toning, digestive and antiseptic. In Europe mint was widespread even before the '900; in Italy, instead, it arrived only in 1903 thanks to Honore Charles who had a distillery business.
The vase is in gray tin with refined knurling. Both plants do not require much water and therefore do not tolerate stagnation. It is only necessary to make sure that the soil is not completely dry and that they are positioned in a sunny or half-shaded place, taking care to protect them from strong winds.