6 Popular Medicinal Plants that you can grow at your Home

Aloe vera

Nowadays we are running to a medical store or hospital to get relief for sickness. But in olden days our grandmother running after a herb, plant or tree. Because our elders have known the secrets of Nature. Nature provides us best medicine. Medicinal plants extracts are used to treat so many health problems. Medicinal plants are widely used in non-industrialized societies. It is a good idea to grow medicinal plants around your house.

1.Aloe vera:

Aloe vera

Aloe vera has some amazing health benefits. It is used in many beauty products. T

The intake of aloe vera juice regularly prevents constipation. It is used to treat cuts and wounds.

Aloe vera is packed with anti-oxidants and strengthens the immune system.

Drinking aloe vera juice treats digestive problems.

It is a good supportive of weight-loss.

Aloe vera contains an enzyme called proteolytic which repairs the dead skin cell on the scalp. It works like good conditioner for hair. It promotes hair growth and prevents itching of the scalp. It reduces dandruff.

Applying aloe vera pack for dry skin gives good results.


basil 2

Basil is an aromatic herb in the mint family Lamiaceae. Basil extracts and basil oils can prevent many health problems. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

Basils contain phytochemicals which help in preventing cancer naturally.

It is a good remedy for preventing skin disorders like itching and conditions like ringworm.

All parts of basil help in reducing glucose levels in the blood. Thus it can control diabetes.

Basil has a substance called adaptogen which acts as a  stress reliever and also strengthens the immune system.

As it is having anti-bacterial and antiviral properties basil helps in relieving us from fever, cold, cough, flu etc.

It requires lots of sunshine and enough amount of water to grow.


Mint 1

Mint is a well-known herb. It is known for its great benefits like proper digestion, weight loss, nausea, depression, asthma etc.

Intake of a cup of mint tea gives relief from stomach sicknesses. The aroma of mint stimulate the salivary glands of mouth to secrete digestive enzymes for effective digestion.

Mint contains rosmarinic acid acts as anti-oxidant which blocks the leukotrienes and thus may be helpful for those suffering from allergic rhinitis. It helps to treat asthma.

Methanol and ethanol present in mint which helps to prevent Gastric Ulcers.

It is used as an excellent skin cleanser.

It also helps to reduce the weight.

The extracts of mint used to treat stress and depression.

It has phytochemicals which fight with cancer.



Lavender is known for its fragrance. It is used many cosmetic products like soap and shampoo.

Lavender reduces anxiety, stress, and depression.

It is a good choice to get rid of acne. Because it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which fight the acne-causing bacteria.

The oil of lavender helps to heal burns. It also acts as a pain reliever.

It helps to control the hair loss and also helps to treat dandruff

It improves brain functioning.

As it contains anti-oxidants helps to slow the ageing of the skin.

It improves the sleep quality.

Lemon Balm:

lemon balm

Lemon balm can be grown in small pots. Lemon balm has been used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

Lemon balm gives good results for the people who have the trouble of falling asleep.

Studies have proven that lemon balm can heal the cold as it contains antiviral properties.

Lemon balm is packed with antioxidants that protect cells from free radicals.

The extracts of lemon balm help to treat diabetes.

It protects us from heart and liver problems.

Pot Marigold:


The best thing of marigold is it can grow in wet, dry or moist soils.

It can be used to treat sunburns, acne, bites, ulcerations. It reduces rashes and protects sensitive skin.

The anti-inflammatory properties of marigold help to treat allergic reactions.

When we consume a tea which prepared from the flower of marigold helps against digestive inflammation in the form of duodenal or gastric ulcers

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