At first, you need a small container, but as you grow, you will need larger pots. Murraya belongs to tub plants. With proper care, it reaches 1–2 m in height and forms a lush bush. All year round, it needs to be watered regularly, fed from March to October with complex fertilizers or mullein (1:15) or poultry droppings (1:30). With a lack of trace elements on the lime soil, chlorosis may begin (leaves turn pale). Improper watering also contributes to this. By the way, if the plant does not form new shoots, then watering is temporarily completely stopped. To increase the humidity of the air, the murray should be sprayed with water or placed in small containers next to the plant.
Murraya loves light, but direct sunlight can cause burns and dry leaves. Therefore, it is better to keep it on the east and west windows.
In winter, the plant is moved to a cooler (+ 15-18 ° C) place, but away from window panes, otherwise it may suffer from the cold. If necessary, turn on artificial lighting. In this case, murraya will look good and delight all year round with the shine of its bright green leaves. It is especially effective when garlands of white bell-shaped flowers appear on the bush and small fruits begin to tie, and then ripen. They range in color from orange to lilac and eventually turn bright red. The flowering period of this plant is extended (from February to November). The berries are tied without pollination. It takes about 4 months for the fruit to ripen. Therefore, buds, flowers, unripe and ripe berries can be seen on the murray at the same time. By the way, small fruits have one round bone, large ones - it seems to be divided into two halves and after sowing gives two plants. First, the seed should be wrapped in a damp cloth and placed in the refrigerator for 1–1.5 months, and when sprouts appear, planted.
Outwardly (in color and shape), the fruits of murray are similar to hawthorn, and in terms of healing properties, they are similar to Chinese magnolia vine. They contain many biologically active substances, give strength to the human body and help fight diseases. There is an ancient legend that Genghis Khan, to strengthen the fighting spirit of his warriors, took the fruits of murray with him on long campaigns.
In Japan, from where this plant spread throughout the world (by the way, there it is called Japanese myrtle), for a long time it was intended only for the elite. The legend of the East says that daredevils who grow murraya were cut off their heads. Now it is available to everyone. It is especially recommended for people suffering from hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, as well as diabetes mellitus, as it lowers sugar.
Murraya is also useful for healthy people. One has only to chew on a sweetish berry with a piquant taste at the end of a working day - and you immediately feel a surge of strength. You can prepare a decoction of the leaves (4–5 pieces per glass of boiling water). They drink it or gargle a sore throat every three hours. It is even easier to prepare a healing tincture. 4 tbsp. Spoons of leaves and fruits of murraya pour 0.5 liters of vodka, insist for 10 days in a dark place, take 20 drops with water 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals. It should be borne in mind that this tincture lowers the pressure. If it is high, the dose can be doubled.When suffocating and unwell, lie down, put a high pillow under your head and hold a leaf of murraya under your tongue.
Murraya has a very pleasant healing aroma. It improves well-being, makes the heartbeat and breathing even, rhythmic, and improves sleep.
Plant this plant at home and you will see its benefits for yourself.