All you need to know about Tulbaghia violacea

Native to South Africa, Tulbaghia violacea is a rustic plant with a bushy habit.

The plant belongs to the Alliaceae family and is very similar to chives and garlic. Its leaves are narrow and long, its flowers are purple and small in size. Both the stems and the leaves are also used in cooking and its particularly strong aroma can be used as a substitute for garlic.

It is an evergreen plant, although in winter the leaves tend to turn yellow and dry, so it is advisable to prune in late winter.

Cultivation

Violet tulbaghia is an easily cultivable plant, not very demanding and does not require particular maintenance. It can be grown in two ways, namely:

1- Cultivation in pots, therefore ideal for decorating balconies and terraces as well as any other areas of the house where you want to create a corner dedicated to plants.

2- Cultivation in pots, therefore ideal for decorating balconies and terraces as well as any other areas of the house where you want to create a corner dedicated to plants.

The Tulbaghia violacea does not adapt very well to low temperatures and is especially afraid of frost. In the case of cultivation in pots, it is best to repair it in periods when the cold is more severe and night frosts are frequent. In addition, the plant prefers sunny places, so it should be placed in a space where it can receive sunlight for several hours a day. It adapts well to any type of soil, but it is essential that it is well drained. If grown in the ground it is satisfied with rainwater, if instead it is grown in pots it must be watered every 15 days. Better not to abound with watering, too much water can compromise flowering. As mentioned, therefore, it does not require too much maintenance. The only trick is to use granular fertilizer once a year.

Diseases and parasites
It resists quite well to attacks by cochineal and aphids. But if the soil is not properly drained it can cause the roots to rot, therefore it is essential to absolutely avoid water stagnation.

Curiosity

Tulbaghia is a source of attraction for butterflies, and is optimal for creating a garden with a remarkable visual impact. Its flowers and leaves are also used in cooking, for example in the preparation of salads, they can replace garlic or chives. It performs a very useful function against mosquitoes, fleas and ticks and is ideal for the pollination of moths. One last curiosity, in some parts of the world tulbaghia is even used as an aphrodisiac.

Streptocarpus: characteristics, care and curiosities

In the continuous search for something new, many growers and garden lovers document themselves on some types of plants with a particular appearance and with particular structural characteristics. Among the many specimens proposed by mother nature, it is worth dwelling on Streptocarpus, a type of plant that in many respects is similar to the mythical African violet.

Among the flowers that grow luxuriantly and not easy to find from the point of view of beauty, it is worth mentioning the species Streptocarpus. The latter is in fact a plant belonging to the Gesneriaceae family, native to Africa and Madagascar, although some specimens grow well in Asia. That said, it should also be added that Streptocarpus flowers can be found in red (a relatively recent addition to the hybridizers), blue, purple, yellow, white and orange. They are also typically borne on vertical stems, hovering over the plant’s flat, textured leaves, and appear single-flowered per stem or multiple.

Cultivation

To cultivate the Streptocarpus in the best way and admire its varied range of colors it is necessary to optimize some aspects. In the first place it must be said that this specimen grows very well on rocky slopes, a little shaded or on the banks of rivers, even if it sometimes propagates on fallen tree trunks or even between the joints of the rocks. Growing Streptocarpus on a window sill is however possible as long as there is enough natural light or fluorescent tubes are set up. Secondly, it must be considered that the soil should be loose, well drained and rich in humus. For this reason, a liquid fertilizer that is generally used to fertilize the African violet is a good option to optimize the growth of the plant and its flowering, while ensuring the latter is constant and strong. On the sidelines it should also be added that the Streptocarpus can be propagated both by seed and by cutting. In the first case, the seeds should be distributed over a sterile mixture and in a well-lit and warm area. In the second case, however, the procedure is similar to the one used for all types of plants.

Diseases and treatments

Some plant species complain of annual death of leaves turning brown from tip to middle. All this is therefore part of the norm, but in the case of Streptocarpus specimens to cultivate them healthier and more flowery they must be treated regularly by treating them with specific pesticides for cochineals which represent the only insects that can attack the plant in a violent way. However, other diseases such as fungal ones must be avoided, and therefore it is always advisable to guarantee the plant regular watering to minimize the accumulation of water that favors the proliferation of spores.

Curiosity

The basic Streptocarpus is a plant specimen that has violet-colored flowers and it is for this reason that it is compared to the African violet. However, thanks to the skill of expert gardeners, it is possible to purchase some very interesting species precisely in relation to the color of the flowers; in fact, there are hybrids that have an intense red or a delicate pastel pink.

Torenia fournieri: the colorful flowers with long flowering

Setting up your garden or terrace with ornamental plants and unique features is certainly a good option to make settings attractive and finely decorated. In this regard, it is worth mentioning Torenia Fournieri which, due to its flower color and versatility, is suitable for different types of cultivation. Among the various types of plants belonging to the Scrofulariaceae family, one of the most beautiful of all is certainly Torenia Fournieri, native to the tropical areas of Africa and Asia.

Among other things, it is an annual specimen that includes several species, some of which can also be grown as perennials. The most common variety in Italy is the Torenia Fournieri, which is a small plant characterized by densely branched fleshy stems covered with a large number of leaves. Unlike many others, these compact plants grow well even in areas with partial shade, and the flowers are trumpet-shaped and available in different shades of color although the most common are dark blue-violet and lavender with yellow spots. Inside each flower, a pair of stamens (the thin stems) unite in a shape that resembles a quadrilateral from which the plant’s common name derives.

Cultivation methods

In order for the typical Torenia Fournieri flowers to grow from seed, it is first necessary to prepare the latter six to eight weeks before the advent of winter frost. Having said that, it should also be added that the seeds can be sprouted both in terracotta pots and in peat pots to be planted in warm climates even in the embankment of a garden. However, it is essential not to cover the seeds too much with soil as they need light to develop. The soil, however, must be kept slightly humid, therefore with regular watering, and must have a fertile and clayey soil with a slightly acidic pH. However, good drainage is essential to prevent root rot. On the sidelines, it is important to emphasize that to keep the flowering of Torenia Fournieri luxuriant, it must be supplied during the growing season (from spring to autumn) with a liquid fertilizer or slow release granular fertilizer.

Diseases and treatments

Torenia Fournieri is a plant that generally does not have major problems with pests or diseases. However it is susceptible to the formation of fungal spores such as powdery mildew which can discolor and damage the leaves and stems. Providing this specimen with optimal growing conditions and good air circulation will help prevent most of the aforementioned problems. Furthermore, it should be noted that some common garden pests including aphids and whiteflies can be potential predators of the flowers produced by this specimen.

Curiosity

Torenia Fournieri at first glance expresses a unique beauty, since it is a specimen characterized by abundant blooms and small trumpet-shaped flowers of various shades and ideal for decorating a terrace with suspended vases. However, one of the most popular features of Torenia Fournieri is linked to the fact that the flowers that appear in the first days of spring remain in sight until summer, and in some areas with a mild climate even until the beginning of autumn.

Ixora: the jungle geranium

Did you know that the Ixora is also known as the Jungle Geranium? Originally from Asia and belonging to the Rubiaceae family, this plant is the protagonist of abundant and impactful blooms, colorful and easy to grow. The Ixora is aesthetically characterized by its shrubby habit that includes numerous green-gray leaves and very colorful inflorescences; among the most common variants we mention pink, red, yellow and salmon.

The shape of this plant is also interesting; with a height that can reach 3 meters, the evergreen is appreciated for the corymbs that contain 10-50 flowers at a time. It will thus be possible to transform it into the true queen of an original and creative garden! As for its fruits, Ixora produces a berry which – after reaching the peak of its maturity – takes on a black-purplish color. Two seeds capable of germinating are crammed inside.



How to cultivate the Ixora?

The Ixora loves bright and sunny places, as well as temperatures that are around 21 ° C. For this reason, the specimens can be grown in all environments that boast a mild and Mediterranean climate or cared for in an apartment. But be careful: due to their delicacy, they do not like to be transferred from the inside to the outside (and vice versa). Better to select a type of cultivation and let the Ixoria germinate without changing the program! However, it is important to choose a soil that is soft, drained and rich in fertilizer.

As far as watering is concerned, it will be good to go along with the seasonal behavior: in summer and spring water abundantly and regularly; in winter and autumn, opt for a slightly humid soil preferring the use of rainwater or demineralized water. If the temperatures get too dry, you can then spray the leaves to ensure a constant humidity rate. Remember to mark the compulsory annual fertilizations on the calendar (from March to September): our advice is to use a liquid fertilizer every 20-21 days.



Diseases, parasites and other adversities


Ixora is a delicate plant, especially in the event that the flowering conditions are not perfectly respected. If the supply of water is not sufficient, the leaves will tend to wither and the flowers will not be able to bloom in all their copious beauty. In addition to the above, always keep an eye on the color of the foliage. If the first yellowish streaks appear, it is likely that the specimens have been hit by a particularly voracious parasite: the cochineal. In this case, you can purchase a special pesticide or gently rub a wad soaked in water and a few drops of alcohol.


Curiosity and advice

 

The Ixora is highly appreciated in its places of origin (India and Sri Lanka). Here it is used to create high dividing hedges, or used in traditional Indian medicine. The infusion of juice and leaves is in fact particularly useful for treating intestinal disorders. Finally, among the simpler varieties to grow in the Mediterranean area, we mention the Ixora macrothirsa with its iconic red flowers and the coccinea variant, whose pink and yellow shades are similar to those of the geranium.

Watsonia: characteristics, care and curiosity

The delicate bulbs of Watsonia (Iridaceae) bloom in midsummer, four months after they are planted. The result allows to obtain in a short time a bright and imposing plant, known for its property of attracting both hummingbirds and pollinating insects. Watsonia is native to South Africa, thrives in warm climates and features around 18-inch long leaves. Above the foliage you can admire the colorful rainbow flowers: orange, red, pink, coral, white or yellow. Although naturally occurring shades were initially reduced, over time breeders have created truly spectacular color combinations! This wide stylistic variety means that the specimens can be used for green spaces or borders for flower beds. But be careful: the low resistance to cold (up to a maximum of + 4 ° C) requires storing the Watsonia indoors in the winter months. This will protect the plant from frostbite. In summer, on the other hand, green light for the creation of decorations and compositions that exploit the slender and original shape of the Watsonia.

How to grow Watsonia?

Caring for Watsonia is very simple. Once you have established a sunny and drained area of the garden, it will be possible to place the bulbs at a depth of about 8-10 centimeters. Better to opt for a type of sandy or clayey soil with neutral acidity and a fair amount of humidity. The flower then needs space to blossom in all its beauty; consequently it will be good to space the individual specimens by 10-12 inches (about 30 centimeters) from each other. This will allow you to create harmonious and very colorful compositions, allowing the erect stem to find room for growth. In fact, the average height varies between 30 and 70 centimeters! Finally, Watsonia needs only one care: in the four months preceding flowering it is mandatory to water regularly; after flowering it will be enough to keep the soil moderately moist to avoid stagnation and mold.

How to take care of Watsonia?

Watsonia is an extraordinarily robust plant. Not only is it able to withstand pest attacks, but it can fortify itself with a monthly supply of mineral fertilizer (both in the winter months and throughout the spring). The biggest antagonist of the flower is undoubtedly mold. Being native to South Africa, Watsonia is in fact able to survive even in poorly humid conditions. For this reason, the bulbs are very sensitive to excess water which causes mold and rot in a very short time. Our advice is to recreate the natural habitat of Watsonia without fear of leaving the soil dry and / or fairly humid.

Curiosities about the Watsonia plant: what to know?


Also known as Purple Watsonia or Pink Watsonia, the plant is able to reach a height of over two meters! The rarest specimens in nature are the white ones, while some interesting hybrids – such as the Watsonia Bourbonica – are certainly the most difficult to find. Finally, the Watsonia plant inspired the British male name Watson. Its significance? Powerful warrior. A description that fits perfectly with the elegant and delicate majesty of one of the most renowned summer plants.

Dianella: characteristics, care and curiosity

Of Australian origin, rich in foliage, full of delicate flowers, dianella is one of the most loved plants by creators and garden lovers around the world. Easy to grow, long lasting, it is a plant that gives a fantastic effect when placed in a garden. Let’s see together what are its peculiarities.

1. main features

Dianella is a herbaceous plant, originally from Australia, which is part of the Hemerocallidaceae family. Its maximum height is 50 cm and therefore it is often used to fill and cover gardens and flower beds. Its dimensions are quite small, on average 40 cm high and with a maximum diameter of 100-150 cm. Its main feature is resistance to cold temperatures, even if its vegetation is very slow and at least 2-5 years of vegetation are required to reach the maximum development. It can be grown in pots, in the ground or inside a garden, in fact, being small but very voluminous, it is well suited to fill the voids of our gardens or terraces. Its leaves are long and thin and variegated on the sides with cream-colored streaks. In spring it is possible to notice the appearance of small greenish-white flowers from which dark blue berries develop in late autumn.

2. cultivation

The cultivation of Dianella tasmanica must be done using a type of chalky and sandy soil, with some clayey components. In fact, if you want to obtain good vegetation results, the choice of soil is essential, but the correct drainage of the soil is equally important. In fact, humidity is the enemy of the vegetation of this plant, so it will be necessary to monitor the degree of humidity in the subsoil to always keep it at the right Ph level. The ideal pH for the cultivation of dianella is an alkaline, neutral and acidic pH. The dianella is a plant that grows correctly regardless of exposure, so it can be placed in full sun, or even in dim light, although it is always preferable to expose it to the sun for an abundant number of hours. It resists temperature variations very well and adapts well to various growing conditions. It does not require great attention during cultivation, it is necessary to respect the needs of the plant in terms of irrigation and drainage. Watering should be done at least every 1-2 weeks with a few glasses of water. Do not over-water the plant to avoid the onset of fungal diseases.

3. Diseases and treatments in brief

To avoid creating suffering for the plant due to poor nutrition, it is good to fertilize and nourish the plant with a soil rich in nutrients. Excess water could also generate fungi and parasites that could destroy the plant. It is good to know that perennials are subject to periods of vegetative rest, in such months it is preferable not to water them. It is important to properly drain the soil to avoid the onset of fungal diseases and do not proceed with further watering if the soil is not completely dry.

4. curiosity

The dianella in addition to being an ornamental plant, perfect for enriching our gardens, is also a useful plant for the indigenous Australian populations. Not everyone knows that in fact, since ancient times, indigenous Australians wove their baskets with dianella leaves. They created real ornamental weaves with this foliage, to create one of the most used tools within the tribe. In the West it is imported and used above all to create the famous architectural and spectacular gardens that have depopulated in the West for years. Today this long-leaved plant is mainly used in parks and gardens to create that neutral “carpet” on which to place one’s most precious flowers.

Iperico: St. John’s wort

Hypericum Perforatum commonly known as St. John’s wort is a herbaceous and perennial plant belonging to the Hypericaceae family native to Europe, central China, northern Africa and the western Himalian source. It also has many branches, yellow flowers and grows mainly in fields, uncultivated land, pastures and even on railways. The Hypericum, among other things, can reach about 180 centimeters in height and develops well from June to August both in full sun and in dim conditions. Still referring to this, it should also be added that it typically grows from a woody and branched rootstock with a showy display of star-shaped yellowish flowers (about 1 cm in diameter) that bloom in pyramidal compound buds. Each flower has 5 petals dotted with black dots, a pistil with 3 styles and a central stud of thick yellow stamens. The leaves that grip the stem are elliptical to oblong, and generally have some translucent spots as well as black marginal spots.

The cultivation of Hypericum

Easily cultivable in medium humidity and well-drained soils, St. John’s Wort however prefers sandy or gravel-enriched ones and with a pH between 5.5 and 7. It also tolerates a little drought once established. Another feature of this plant is linked to the fact that it develops extensive root systems that spread on various sides and that often self-sow, becoming very prolific. In fact, a single plant can produce up to 100,000 seeds per year. A good diet based on suitable fertilizers and available in nurseries and on the best online stores in charge of selling will tend to increase the flowers produced by the shrub. The ideal is to administer it (of the slow release type) in spring and work it a little in the ground. Thereafter, use a well-balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during the growing season and alternatively apply well-decomposed manure.

Diseases and treatments

Hypericum is a plant that generally presents few problems in terms of diseases and parasitic invasions, although some aphids, if in excess, can affect its longevity, undermining its native characteristics. To give a few examples if you notice brownish bumps on the stems especially where the twigs join or near the buds, the condition could be caused by the presence of scale insects. These insects suck the sap of the plant and expel the honeydew which can lead to the growth of sooty mold. Scraping them with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol proves to be very effective in these situations. On the sidelines it should also be added that if the problem is extensive, it is advisable to remove and dispose of all infected branches and use an insecticide spray, avoiding it when the shrub is in flower as it could harm the pollinating insects.

Curiosity

Since ancient times, St. John’s Wort plants have been used as herbal treatments for a variety of skin-related problems (wounds and burns) and internally for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The genus name derives from the Greek words hyper meaning above and eikon image, referring to the practice of hanging flowers of this genus above portraits or windows. Growing Hypericum in a home garden or on a terrace means creating a context typical of the woodland, not to mention that these specimens are also suitable as cut flowers to decorate domestic interiors or exteriors for parties and various events.

Siberian flax: characteristics, care and curiosities

Flax (Linum Usitatissimum) is a plant of the Linaceae family cultivated both for its fiber from which the yarns are obtained and for its nutritious seeds from which the oil is obtained. Although flax has lost some of its value as a commercial fiber crop due to the availability of synthetic fibers, the seed has become popular as a health food and especially for the beautiful flowers it produces, including the one known as the Siberian Linen. That said, it should be added that the latter is an annual herbaceous plant that can reach a height that varies between 20 and 120 cm with thin stems from 2.5 to 4 mm in diameter and with concentrated branches in the upper part. The leaves alternating on the stem are small and lanceolate, while the flowers carried on stems that grow from the tips of the branches have five petals, usually blue in color but sometimes also white or pink. The luxuriant flowering takes place in the period from June to September, and being a very resistant plant it adapts well to the winter climates typical of Siberia.

The cultivation

To grow the Siberian flax plant, the ideal is a temperate climate and possibly in full sun conditions. As far as the water requirement is concerned, it must be said that it tends to be low, while the most suitable soil is that of a calcareous and well-drained nature, an important condition for preventing root rot. Gravel or peat tablets buried about 10 centimeters into the ground can come in handy to maximize the result. On the sidelines, it should also be added that Siberian flax, like most of the specimens belonging to the Linaceae family, requires particular care; in fact, the seeds must be buried by pressing the upper layer slightly. The optimum temperature for germination is 15-20 ° C and the distance between each individual seed must be at least 25cm.

Diseases and treatments

Siberian flax diseases are mainly caused by fungal pathogens, some viruses and a phytoplasma. However, no serious disease is caused by bacteria or nematodes, while fungal pathogens infect almost all Flax plants including seeds. That said, it should be added that there may be differences in the reaction to specific pathogens based on the varieties of each plant. The incidence, severity and importance of diseases vary from region to region in flax-growing areas around the world and even those of the Siberian species are not exempt. Specific phytochemicals available in nurseries and on the best online stores can go a long way in safeguarding this beautiful ornamental plant in the long term.

Curiosity

Flaxseed is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and Omega-3, and is high in a class of phytoestrogens known as Lignans. In addition, Siberian flax is also rich in dietary fiber, as well as proteins, iron, calcium, manganese, thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Linseed oil derived from the seeds is used in the production of paints, printing inks, linoleum, varnishes and oilcloths. The flowers in a green setting serve to make it very refined regardless of whether it is a flower bed or a border.

Lagerstroemia indica: the tree of San Bartolomeo


There are many species of Lagerstroemia, about eighty, including some more robust and tall that reach 25 meters in height and those of reduced size of only 50-90 cm. Indica is one of the most widespread Lagestroemia species and is characterized by flowers that can be of different colors and is a resistant and easy to maintain type of plant.

Lagerstroemia indica, also known as the San Bartolomeo tree, is a small tree that comes from Asia. The first specimen was brought to Europe from China in the mid-1700s.

The tree is composed of a thin stem from which trunks with a clear and smooth bark branch off. It can reach a height of between 7 and 10 meters and has a rounded and not very thick crown of leaves and branches. Over the years, Lagestroemia indica tends to be less and less dense with branches and leaves, which are initially characterized by a very dark green color.

It is an ideal tree for the garden even for those who are not particularly experienced because it requires little care. In summer, at the ends of the branches, panicles of white, pink or lilac flowers develop which give a touch of liveliness to the garden. During the winter, however, the leaves of Lagerstroemia indica tend to the yellowish color, typical of autumn, and gradually they strip off the leaves.

Cultivation methodologies

Lagerstroemia indica requires to be planted in a completely or partially sunny place, it is not particularly affected by the cold or the heat so the ideal exposure is in partial shade in order to favor flowering. It does not require particular care, in fact, it is often satisfied with the water coming from the rains. The younger specimens, on the other hand, require to be watered more often during the warmer months or drought periods.

If the tree was planted in spring or summer, we recommend watering the plant at least twice a week for the first three months. If, on the other hand, the plant was planted in pots, then one must always make sure that the soil is moist enough but at the same time that no stagnant water is formed.

The ideal time to plant them in the garden is from April to June, choosing a clayey soil rich in nutrients.

The growth of the tree is quite slow, so it will not be necessary to prune it frequently but it will be sufficient to initially give it the desired shape and cut the unwanted branches from time to time, when necessary.

Diseases and treatments in brief

Lagestroemia indica is a very resistant plant that hardly gets sick but sometimes it can happen that it is struck by powdery mildew and its flowers by aphids. In case of diffusion of powdery mildew, it is possible to intervene using wettable or pure sulfur to vaporize on the plant.

Curiosity

Thanks to its natural ability not to be attacked by insects and to have a very compact stem, Lagerstroemia indica was originally used in Asia for the production of timber. Its name derives from Linnaeus who, after finding it, decided to baptize it with the name of Lagerstroemia Magnus von Lagerstroem, to pay homage to a friend of his. For those who do not have enough space available but love this species, it can also be grown in its bonsai version.

Benefits and cultivation of the monarda


What is Monarda?

The monarda is a perennial herbaceous plant from North America that, being part of the Lamiaceae family, is cultivated both to decorate the gardens or other where it is located, thanks to the beauty of its very fragrant flowers, and to the beneficial effects of its leaves .

The vegetation in question, known as the flower of the Bergamot, manages to reach about a meter in height and in a short time forms compact, dense, extremely decorative bushes, with a dark green color.

How is the monarda made up?

The monarda is composed of:

– a robust rhizomatous root from which straight herbaceous stems with quadrangular section are born, submerged by a luxuriant foliage;

– multiple dark green lance-shaped leaves, slightly rough, serrated at the edges, with pointed apex and aromatic, so that, if they were to be rubbed, they would give off a very pleasant perfume, similar to that of Mint;

– particularly odorous flowers which, during the period of flowering, blossoming on the top of the stems, have a spherical shape with pink, white and red bratee.

The monarda is a type of vegetation which, during the whole summer, produces abundant blooms, prefers sunny areas, but manages to develop perfectly even semi-shadowed places, tolerating the cold and suffering excessive heat.

Cultivation of the monarda

The monarda, which develops perfectly in any type of soil, prefers the well-drained, soft and rich in organic matter and suffers if planted inside a compact and heavy substrate, to the point that after a while it dies because it is suffocated.

It is a plant that, preferring a well-fertilized earth, from autumn to vegetative growth, every 2/3 months, wants to be watered regularly every 3/4 days only in spring, summer and autumn, while in winter it does not like irrigation .

What is prepared by the monarda?

The leaves, due to their aroma similar to bergamot, are dried and used after the harvest to be able to prepare multiple food and non-food products, such as perfumed pouches, essential oils with antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal capabilities, soft drinks and Osweg tea comparable to the Chinese one is particularly aromatic, but with a bitter taste, so that not everyone likes to drink it.

It is good to know that this particular flavor, due to a substance, called thymol, present in the foliage of the reasoned plant, is similar to the strange but special combination of flavor, created by peppermint and oregano.

Benefits of the monarda on human health

It must be taken into account that the monarda, besides being an odorous and ornamental plant, is also officinal since it contains monardine (anthocyanins), thymol, carvacrol (phenols and essential oil) and tannin and bitter substances.

There are many benefits that the monarda, with its precious properties, provides the body with, such as:

– the prevention and treatment of colds;

– antipyretic action;

– the fight and treatment of oral infections, the neck region and headache;

– myorelaxant, anti-spasmotic and anti-inflammatory action;

– grandiose reliefs on severe pain, colic and itching caused by mosquito and other insect bites;

– antifungal activity;

– the stimulating action on the organism and that against the various skin infections;

– the fight against the accumulation of gas present in the stomach and intestines, nausea and heartburn;

– hair care and stimulation.

In addition, the monarda, also used to treat depressive syndromes, is able to alleviate diarrhea and constipation, to calm burns, to heal various wounds, sprains, fractures and bruises and to act against urinary tract infections such as cystitis.