Medicinal Plants – There are a number of medicinal plants that can be grown in your home garden. These plants are commonly known as herbs and have unique healing properties. They have been used for centuries in many ancient traditions of the world including India. The Ayurveda system is primarily based on the healing qualities of these plants. Growing them at home will not only help you treat many common diseases gently and conveniently but will also offer an economical alternative for the costly allopathic drugs that often have unwanted side-effects. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most effective medicinal plants for the home garden.

BASIL

Basils are of many kinds and can be grown in a pot or garden. The holy basil is one of the most effective medicinal herbs that can be used for many common diseases. Basils are effective in various disorders including a cough and colds, flatulence, low appetite, cuts, and wounds, etc. Adequate sunlight, moderate water, and well-aerated and fertilized soil are all that is needed to grow them in your home garden.

ALOE VERA

This herb is easy to grow and can be conveniently grown in your home garden if you provide enough sunlight and an adequate amount of water to it. The long leaves of the plant have thorns on their edges. The sap of these leaves can be effectively used to heal wounds, burns, cuts, skin allergies and infections. You can also consume their juice to heal common disorders such as constipation, digestive problems, and ulcerative colitis to name a few.

LEMON BALM

The fragrance of the leaves of lemon balm plants is much like that of mint leaves. The big flowers of these plants have medicinal powers that are effectively used for bites of mosquitoes or animals, sores, herpes, etc. The nectar of these flowers can be used as juice to treat colds and cough, fever, headache, insomnia, and even depression.

MARSHMALLOW

The delicate pink flowers are these plants are attractive. However, the real power of marshmallow lies in its roots. From wounds and bruises to muscular pain and insect bites, they can heal a number of conditions gently. If taken internally in the form of juice, they are effective for urinary disorders, stomach acids, and ulcers.

POT MARIGOLD

This plant is also quite easy to grow in any normal conditions where enough sun, water, and fertile soil are available. No special climatic conditions are necessary for them. The marigold plant is popularly known for its skin benefits such as sunburn, acne, blemishes, etc. It is also extremely effective for insect bites, wounds, stings, sore eyes, fever, varicose veins, chronic infections, ulcers, digestive disorders, etc.

GINSENG

This popular herb is known for its health benefits and it facilitates longevity. It improves digestion, metabolism, immunity, and facilitates relaxation of the nervous system. It is helpful in nervous disorders such as anxiety, fears, phobias, and stress.

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