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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 develop 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.

It is always the perfect time to start an indoor garden. Having an indoor garden has many benefits: not only do you create a space springing with life, but you also create a space teeming with magic. It is also a peaceful activity to help you feel grounded, and connect you with nature.

Herbs
Grow your favorite herbs in Natufia Gardens.

Thyme 

Thyme is considered a symbol of bravery and strength by the Romans. Thyme is a good source of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium.

Romans used to wash their faces with thyme-infused water to enhance their attractiveness. Similarly, Greek soldiers bathed in thyme-soaked water to gain bravery, while Scottish warriors chose to drink thyme tea for the same reason. There’s evidence of ancient Egyptians utilizing thyme’s powerful disinfectant properties in embalming rituals. 

It was thought that burning thyme in a home would promote good health and prevent nightmares by stuffing pillows with thyme. Thyme was also used to communicate with fairies and even the dead. For example, those who wished to see fairies were told to sleep on a fairy mound with sprigs of thyme placed over their closed eyes. At the same time, pillows of thyme were said to prevent nightmares and promote restful sleep.

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

Sage

Sage is used by many cultures to boost the digestive system and help with sleep. It has a long history of use in Egyptian, Roman, and Greek cultures.  Sage is used in many cultures to boost the digestive system and help with sleep. It’s a natural source of vitamins A, C, and E. 

In the 17th century, it was believed that the condition of a home’s sage bush reflected the financial state of the home so if the sage bush was flourishing, finances were also.

Sage is also used to heal, protect, increase wisdom, and boost defense against diseases. European culture believed sage to ward off evil and was often used in traditional cleansing ceremonies such as smudging ceremonies when dried and smudged. Burning sage was also meant to purify the space of bad energy or spirits.  Sage was also believed to increase a female’s fertility, prosperity, and protection against spells. 

Sage was believed to build emotional strength and help to heal grief.  Sage was used to enhancing memory and perception. Recently, sage has been used for its anti-inflammatory properties such as the use of sage in dentistry for its anti-inflammatory properties. Sage can be easily added to your diet by making this aromatic beverage at home with the following ingredients. 

  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of fresh sage
  • 1 cup (240 ml) of water
  • sweetener to taste
  • fresh lemon juice (optional)

To grow sage in Natufia Gardens, Aigerim, our botanist recommends placing the sage 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 sage. 

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! 

Stay tuned for more magical properties of other plants soon!

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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