Humans tend to fall sick and you can’t deny this fact. Taking antibiotics and antiviral medicines can sometimes harm your body’s natural defence mechanism. Sometimes, some illnesses don’t require such heavy chemical doses and we can naturally treat them at home.
It is said and proven by many doctors and scientists that consuming herbs every day can longevity and boost our immunity too.
However, not all of us live near herb stores. Some countries don’t have many herbal stores or herbal products too.
In such cases, the best idea would be to grow your herbal plants for your herbal remedies. These plants can make your home look so lovely and you will fall in love with their medicinal properties.
Be it skin, hair, nail, digestive system or bone problem, herbal plants can help you deal with everything as herbs are said to treat the root causes of all illnesses.
So here is a list of some plants you can grow at your home.
1. Holy Basil
Holy Basil is usually found in all households in India for a reason. Ayurveda states that this plant is extremely effective in strengthening your digestive system, metabolism and immune system.
As these are the roots of your health, Holy Basil is truly a God-like plant for all households.
The Queen of Herbs can be grown in any normal climatic conditions. Like any other plant, it requires some sunshine and water for its cooking processes.
You may use tulsi leaves to make herbal tea and even chew the leaves every morning on an empty stomach.
These are exceptionally helpful in treating cold, cough, stress, anxiety, indigestion, skin disorders, and it detoxifies your body too.
Also known as Mentha Spicata, Mint plant is known for its culinary and medicinal properties. Many recipes require mint leaves to add flavour to the dish.
This aromatic herb has been traditionally used to treat breast pain during breastfeeding, cold and cough, digestive problems, blood pressure and circulation.
It is also used to treat stress and anxiety in adults. Mint leaves can optimize hormone production and mineral absorption too. You can simply chew some mint leaves or add them to you salads every day. They’re medicinally magical.
3. Aloe Vera
This slow-growing plant is a panacea for skin and digestive health. With uncountable benefits, aloe vera tops the list of medicinal plants. These plants require only a little water every day and are very easy to grow.
Aloe leaves are so fat, green and juicy without any stem. You can slice and open the leaves to use its fleshy juice.
Aloe Vera has many cosmetic benefits; hence, we see aloe vera in many cosmetic products like hair masks, face packs, body washes and scrubs. Rather than buying these, you can prepare your fresh face mask and hair gel at home.
It also aids in weight loss, asthma, stomach ulcers, inflammation and bowel problems.
4. Lemon Grass
Lemon Grass is recently gaining a lot of attention for its insect repellent properties. No wonder people keep these tiny leafy plants in their homes: All to shoo away the insects.
The leaves of lemongrass plants smell just like lemon but are sweeter and not sour at all. They can be used to make herbal tea.
The leaves can help you treat gas, constipation, congestion, cold and cough, headaches, cholesterol, kidney problems and skin and hair issues. It is said that one must add lemongrass leaves in their green tea every once a while.
Also known as Carom, Ajwain belongs to the most ancient herbal plant family. It is extremely easy to grow ajwain as you must only keep it clean and water it daily.
You may take ajwain seeds with warm water every morning or night to heal and treat digestive problems from their roots.
These are more effective than any antibiotic medicines you will ever consume. They have no side-effects and can be consumed by anyone.
Ajwain also helps treat cold and cough, constipation, and acts as a mosquito repellent too.
Sage is effective in every manner one could describe. You inhale its mixture, chew its leaves, apply its paste and even buy sage ointments.
Eating only a little amount of it can help you boost memory, focus and concentration. It is said to improve the functioning of the nervous system.
Adding sage leaves to herbal tea can result in an increased immune system, improved bone, heart and brain health too.
Rosemary simply adds beauty to your house and health to your body. Many countries have started using this herb as an ingredient in garnishing.
Rosemary can have a soothing effect on your brain and nerves; hence, it is said to treat anxiety and stress. It can also be used to treat skin, hair and digestive problems.
It is an excellent herb to increase memory and concentration. The leaves could be eaten raw or you could consume them dried by mixing with other herbs.
This ancient herb has many healing and protective properties. It can be easily grown in any household.
It is used in preparing many dishes and also for garnishing. It has a great taste and hence, even kids can consume it.
Fenugreek is also known as Methi and is used in shampoos, soaps, face masks, hair oils and medicines as well.
You may simply chew some fenugreek leaves or add them to your salads. These help to treat digestive problems such as dysentery, diarrhoea, gas and constipation. It can also treat scalp problems such as dandruff and itching.
Parsley is also another plant grown in many households as it is a very amazing herb used for dressing in many recipes.
It has many vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and nutrients that can be very helpful in treating kidney stones, insect bites, urinary tract infections, dental problems and digestive issues.
Who doesn’t know neem? You can easily plant a small neem plant and use the neem leaves for so many things.
Add some leaves to your hot bath and see how your skin and hair problems disappear.
Prepare a neem face mask and your acne will vanish. You can also add neem leaves to your herbal tea to cure a cold and cough.
These are just some options for you. There are many more plants you can plant. It depends on the space, area and climate condition you live in.
You may also choose to plant some more plants such as marigolds, lavender, chamomile, garlic and ginger.
Most plants don’t require too much of your attention. Simply let the sunlight do its job and air nurture them. Then add some love through a jar of water.
Planting a tree is a great way to go herbal. Also, don’t forget you’re helping the environment remain natural and green too! Happy planting!
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