Aromatic trio, a timeless classic!
Oregano:it is well known in food use, especially in the regions of southern Italy: its dried leaves, chopped and used in many foods (just to mention just one, typically Italian: pizza!) manage to give a very special taste. Oregano also has a quality that perhaps not everyone knows: it is an excellent ant repellent! It also has many healing properties as it is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Tradition has it that the merit of the discovery of the beneficial properties of oregano is due to the stork: it seems that they eat these leaves after ingesting toxic food for them. Precisely for this reason, in Paris, the coat of arms of the faculty of medicine consists of three silver storks that bear a branch of oregano.
Lemon thyme:The lemon thyme plant is certainly one of the favorite aromatic herbs because of its intense and very pleasant aroma. It has a shape characterized by compact spheres of green and yellow gold, rich in branches that tend to rapidly lignify. It produces fragrant white flowers from spring to summer. In the kitchen it is excellent both fresh and dried, with fish or vegetables, in boiled meat and in risottos. Useful against seasonal evils such as coughs or colds, lemon thyme has balsamic, antiseptic and digestive properties known and appreciated since ancient times..
Mojito mint: A very famous essence tha 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, however, it came only in 1903 thanks to Honore Charles who had a distillery business. This variety, in particular, is very suitable, used fresh, in the preparation of cocktails like Hugo and Mojito. It is also used for the preparation of candies, chewing gum, syrups and liqueurs.
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.