8 Highly Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home


Grow medicinal herbs in your home garden can provide convenient access to many natural home remedies, and you can save money at the same time. Following are some highly medicinal herbs you can grow at home:

Aloe Vera –

Because Aloe Vera plants are very succulent and consist of 95% water, they are extremely frost tender. This plant grows with moist or well drained dry soil and under the sun.

It has been used for a variety of ailments, and as an ointment for burns, cuts, and rashes, as well as an ingredient in various beauty preparations.

Peppermint –

This popular medicinal herb is normally used to treat digestive issues, particularly to help with indigestion and upset stomachs. It is enriched with Vitamins A, Vitamin C and magnesium. Peppermint can be used in cooking too, it also helps to fresh your breath.

You can grow peppermint both outdoors and indoors, and is very easy to grow.

Tea Tree –

Tea tree oil is antibacterial, anti fungal and antiseptic. It can be used to treat many health problems, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fever, acne, vaginal infections, thrush, verrucae, insect bites, athlete’s foot and burns.

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Echinacea –

Echinacea is a good plant for both internal and topical healing thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It’s especially good for relieving allergies, treating wounds, burns and sores. It needs sunlight and well drained soil.

Lemon Balm –

Lemon balm is an excellent plant to grow in your garden, as it has a wide range of medicinal uses. It is able to treat tons of conditions, such as sores, mosquito repellent, insect bites, fevers, headaches and depression.

If you want to have this super herb in your house, keep in mind that it needs a fair amount of shade, and cutting it back may support regrowth.

Thyme –

Thyme is excellent in treating congestion, indigestion, and coughs. It might even help with yeast infections and to regulate blood pressure levels.

Thyme grows best from seedlings planted in a sunny spot, and it’s easy to care of it.

Basil –

Basil is not only popular in cooking, but also been widely used for medicinal purposes because of its several healthy properties.

It contains antioxidants that even may help fight against cancer.

It also can protect the body from premature aging, common skin issues and age-related problems.

It’s no need too much caution, basil may be grown in both sun and shade, the garden or a container, and prefers moist soil.

Sage –

Sage is another great herb with medicinal properties. It is widely used to treat both internal and external conditions, including liver complaints, indigestion, anxiety, depression, skin infections and insect bites.

Cuttings from grown sage plants are easier to grow, it requires yearly pruning and regular watering.

Sources: motherearthliving.com, eatlocalgrown.com, liveinthenow.com

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