MEDICINAL PLANTS THAT YOU CAN GROW IN YOUR HOME

MEDICINAL PLANTS THAT YOU CAN GROW IN YOUR HOME

By Pritha Sarkar

INTRODUCTION

Medicinal plant must be kept in the home for treating common diseases like common cold, headache, indigestion, and some kinds of allergies because it is not always necessary to visit a doctor and take medicines. Moreover, medicinal plants help to strengthen your immunity power with time. These plants do not even need any special care. You can easily grow them in your garden or a container by just watering them and providing them with sunlight. It must be kept refrain from insects and pests and the medicinal plants must be free from weeds. Some of the best medicinal plants that can be grown in the home are as follows:

BASIL

It is a common herb which is used in various types of food to make it more delicious like salads, pasta and many other foods. This herb is very rich in vitamin K and iron for fighting against common diseases. It has various health benefits like controlling stress level, act as an anti-oxidant, solve indigestion problem, increases the immunity power of the body and also brings late ageing effects.

CATNIP

It is a medicinal plant towards which cats get attracted due to its aromatic smell. It can used as a sedative for cats and in the case of humans, it helps to reduce stress and solve various types of skin diseases. It also prevents common cough and cold and sort out stomach issues.

GARLIC

This is a plant which helps to keep away all kinds of unwanted diseases. It is a great plant which combats against various infections, controls cholesterol and many more. The main health benefits of garlic include prevention of heart diseases, improves digestion, reduction of blood cholesterol level, and also helps to prevent dementia and other similar types of degenerative diseases.

DANDELION

Dandelion can be grown in the home because it brings with it a lot of health benefits because it contains vitamin K, vitamin C, iron, calcium in very rich amount. It helps to strengthen your bones along with maintaining your liver health. It helps to detoxify the whole body, prevents infection related to skin, also helps to treat urinary tract infection and maintains bone health also.

LAVENDER

It is a very popular plant which helps to calm your nerves and has a sweet smell. Lavender tea is a very popular drink which can make you refreshed after long hours of work and help to attain a sound sleep at night. The oil of this plant is very popular for massage treatment as well as hair treatment. It also has other health benefits like it helps to reduce pain, deal with acne, provides sound sleep, reduces headache and migraine and also helps to reduce stress and tension.

LEMON BALM

It is a medicinal plant which is very popular as a stress reliever and also helps to remove insects. It is used in many dishes to make those more delicious like in teas and ice cream. It helps to control stress, tension and anxiety, controls inflammation, reduces menstrual cramps and also helps to treat cold sores.

ROSEMARY

This plant contains a rich amount of minerals and vitamins which helps to perform all the functions of the body in a better way. It is beneficial for boosting memory power and also supports hair growth. It has several other benefits like improvement in the blood circulation, reduces inflammation and also helps to enhance functions of the brain.

CONCLUSION

Lastly it can be said that plants are not only for making our garden or house beautiful it has several health benefits too which helps you to stay fit and healthy for a long time. Moreover, some of these plants can be used in dishes to make it more delicious and healthy.

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