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Magic Properties of Plants Now and Then – Part 2

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It is the perfect time to start an indoor garden. Not only do you create a space springing with life, but you also create a space teeming with magic. What a peaceful activity to feel grounded, and connect with nature.

At Natufia, we continuously test new varieties of seeds in our labs to offer you the most diverse choice of plants that can be grown indoors. There are so many great greens/herbs that you can grow which will improve your health and add nutrients to your diet. Let’s dive right in. The goal of this post is to share with you a handful of herbs with magical uses that Aigerim, our botanist recommends to grow in Natufia Gardens because they are some of the easiest to grow and care for.

Lemon Balm

Have you ever experienced smelling the fragrance of lemon balm? If yes, it would come as no surprise to you why  Lemon balm was believed to have the power to attract men to women. With that being said, women used to plant lemon balm near their homes to make single men take an interest in the women living in these houses.  Lemon balm helps reduce stress and anxiety, relieves indigestion and bloating, and improves sleep. 

Lemon balm was often used to break negative energy,  uplift the spirits, attract love, and heal broken hearts. 

Lemon balm was often used to drive away sadness and bad dreams and was believed to make a woman beloved and faithful. It was believed that lemon balm when soaked in wine lifts one’s spirits, helps heal wounds, and treats venomous insect bites and stings. 

During the Middle Ages, it was used to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, and improve appetite. Today lemon balm when combined with other calming herbs helps promote relaxation. To elevate your mood make this aromatic beverage at home with the following ingredients. 

  • 3-5 fresh lemon balm leaves
  • 1 cup boiling water

Pour boiling water over the leaves, cover the cup with a plate, and let them steep for 5-10 minutes.

To grow lemon balm in Natufia Gardens, Aigerim, our botanist recommends placing the lemon balm seed for approximately one and a half weeks in the nursery to germinate.  After the seed germinates, place the germinated seedpod in the main chamber for another two weeks to be ready for harvest. So in a total of three weeks, you will get to enjoy your homegrown lemon balm.

Mint

Mint was used frequently in magical rites and spells. It was meant to draw wealth, attract love, keep out evil, and enhance overall wellbeing. Sometimes, the herb is placed under a pillow to induce a vision of the future in dreams and protect against attacks of evil magic, nightmares, and spirits. 

Don’t we all just love the flavor of mint in our food and desserts such as in mint brownies and Portuguese-style Mint Rice? 

Mint was often used in cuisines to add aroma and flavor. Mint is a useful herb for adding flavor to beverages and desserts. Mint aids with digestion issues and is used in aromatherapy for healing purposes. In oil form, it can relieve sore and fatigued muscles when applied topically. It happens to be a natural source of vitamin C which boosts the immune system.

To grow Sage in Natufia Gardens, Aigerim, our botanist recommends placing the mint seed for approximately two weeks in the nursery to germinate.  After the seed germinates, place the germinated seedpod in the main chamber for another two weeks to be ready for harvest. So in a total of four weeks, you will get to enjoy your homegrown mint.

Have a question about growing with Natufia?

We have collected all you need to know about each seedling that we offer right here!

You can learn everything, from where to state and when it will be ready to harvest, by visiting our how to grow or our FAQs

So, what are you waiting for? Choose the perfect Natufia garden for you and begin your indoor gardening adventure today! 

References:

https://www.kikidombrowski.com/blog/thirteen-easy-herbs-to-grow-in-your-witchs-garden

https://adamsfarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Herb-Folklore-by-Sue-Adams-for-Adams-Website.pdf

https://www.bluerelicsflowers.com/Plants-and-Herbs-Used-for-Magic

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