May 23, 2018

Myrtle trees will be planted to beautify Kuwait

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The Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) announced on Wednesday it would go ahead with planting Myrtle trees as part of a project to beautify Kuwait and diversify its plant life. Engineer Ghanim Al-Sanad, head of the Execution and Maintenance Department at PAAAFR, said that the authority has begun experimenting with a variety of trees and shrubbery to determine which plants can withstand Kuwait’s dry and hot climate.

The Myrtle tree is small and fragrant, with many braches that carry pink and white flowers, and bear black berries that can be consumed when ripe or can be used as a spice when dried. The tree is generally grown in moist and humid climates, and is able to flourish in Kuwait’s hot weather.

Aside from its aesthetic value, Al-Sanad spoke of the medicinal value of the Myrtle tree, saying it can help strengthen the heart and stomach, lower the blood sugar level, alleviate constipation, strengthen and lengthen the hair, lessen swellings ad heal conjunctivitis, to name a few.

Article source: http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2513047&language=en

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