Plants are lifesavers. They give you nothing but fresh air to breathe, food, and water to live. Plants are anyway medicines for our lives. Did you know that you can make your home garden a medicinal one? Medicinal plants will heal almost every illness you will have to deal with. These are basically healing plants. Let it be a sunburn, a common cold, or even a virus! Plants are always there to help us out. Get ready to make your home garden, a healing plant station. Here are some medicinal plants you can use to create your plant station.
This herbal giant here has a power to cure a lot of conditions. It is popular to be used for sunburns. The cooling and soothing nature of aloe will be a great remedy for your bad sunburn. Aloe can be used to improve your oral health as well. It can strengthen your gums and teeth. Aloe’s power cannot be stopped by external use. It can be used to cure internal medical conditions as well. Edible versions such as Aloe Vera Barbadensis can reduce internal inflammation. This will also boost your immunity. Aloe doesn’t need much care when it is sits on a pot. This makes your work easier as it is becomes a portable herb. You can keep it inside of your house during harsh weather conditions.
This perennial herb has roots in Europe and Asia. Asparagus is charged with antioxidants. This feature will reduce situations like Chronic Inflammation. This fiber-rich plant will supply a load of soluble and insoluble fiber, nourishing your digestive tract.
Insoluble fiber deals with adding bulk to stool while soluble fiber creates a gel-like substance. Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus become friends with this soluble fiber and make your gut a healthy one. The wow factor about this herb is that it is perennial! You do not need it to plant it over and over again. It has the capability to propagate for a long period of time. It just needs some space and you can watch it doing its magic.
Basil is considered as one of best medicinal plants to be grown in your garden. This has a lovely taste when added in food. Soups, stews and salad can get more flavor by adding basil. The Eugenol present in Basil will cure your inflammation and Rheumatoid Arthritis. It will also cure your inflammatory bowel conditions. The volatile oils such as Estragole, Linalool and Cineole in Basil, it contains strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Apart from Eugenol, basil contains oils like Sabinene, Myrcene and Limonene as well. These oils are strong enough to hinder pathogenic bacterial which cannot even be removed by antibiotics. Let it be a headache, Sinusitis, Coughs, Stress and Anxiety, Basil will be your curing companion. Try planting this medicinal companion near your tomato plants and enjoy the exceptional taste of tomatoes.
Are you suffering with stress and anxiety? Then make Chamomile your dearest companion. The tea of the magical herb will boost your levels of serotonin and melatonin. These two hormones will soothe your restless mind and make you feel calm. Skin irritations like Eczema and Rosacea are not something you need to worry if you have Chamomile on your hand. The anti-oxidant properties of Chamomile will erase all your skin diseases. Chamomile loves shady areas and is friends with vegetables like cabbage, onion, beans and cucumber.
Here comes another medicinal hero. Cilantro or Coriander is a herb that must be included in your medicinal garden. The heavy metal-detoxing properties of it is what makes it special. Cilantro fights with toxic metals and gives a hand to your digesting process. It will also pump up your cardiovascular system and aids in lower blood sugar levels. The oxidative damage that can cause heart malfunctioning will be no more, if you consume Cilantro. Cilantro is also powerful enough to heal irritations caused by sunburns and poison ivy. The antihistamines in the plant will fight with the allergic conditions in your body and cure you. Cilantro can either be a healthy smoothie or a healing paste or a balm. Cilantro prefer shady places. Go ahead and plant this medicinal hero!
Cloves act as a guard to your immune system. The antioxidants in it reduce the vulnerability of you for diseases. Basically, it keep you strong by helping reduce the oxidative stress. The clove oil possess antibacterial effects and is best to boost oral health. Plaque and several bacteria can be defeated with Clove oil. Not only that, but Clove also act as toothache-reliever and a fast wound-healer. This is due to the rich amount of Eugenol in Cloves. Organic fertilizer and drainage is what Clove trees like the most. Remember to plant it in areas where the temperature is above 15o Celcius in a large and a deep container.
Here comes the excellent medicinal herb, which is disguised as a weed. The majority of the people remove these valuable plants mistaken as weeds. These can be considered as one of the best medicinal plants available. The amazing thing about Dandelion is that everything from the root to the flower can be consumed. This consumption will charge
you up with several nutrients such as Vitamin A, B, C and minerals. The leaves of this disguised hero can enhance your digestion process and boost your liver health.
Dandelion is capable of increasing the releasing of stomach acid and bile that aid in digestion. This plant can be good companion of those who suffer with kidney problems and urine problems. It can aid the kidneys in excreting the waste, salt and water, which in return will give you clean kidneys. Cancer cells too won’t be able to make you ill if you consume the Dandelion Root tea. This magical healing plant grows everywhere. You can start adding them into your medicinal garden.
Did you know that Garlic has high healing properties? It is not just a flavor-adder to your dishes in the kitchen. This versatile plant directly supports your immune system and fight with certain diseases as well. The Allyl Sulfides that contain in Garlic makes it able to fight with cancer cells and inflammation. Garlic can pump up your cardiovascular system as well. It can also slow down your high blood pressure and decrease harmful cholesterol levels. Who says that garlic can only be eaten? No, it can also be a healing balm for your earaches as well. Go plant this versatile medicinal hero next to insect repellent plants in your garden!
There’s not a single soul that do not enjoy tea with ginger. But did you know that Ginger is a cure for your IBS? Have no fear, for Ginger can make you wave good bye to you Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Ginger can calm down your intestines and reduce the symptoms of IBS. The anti-inflammatory effects is what makes ginger popular. If you are suffering with painful menstrual cramps, try some ginger. Ginger possess a compound known as Gingerols which is a pain-reliever. Find some organic ginger root that are sprouting and plant those in your medicinal garden.
Here comes the “Herb of everlastingness”. This special herb is used in countries such as China and Indonesia for traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Gotu Kola is famous for its capability of enhancing cognitive function. This herb will basically help you to have an incomparable memory. Isn’t that amazing? Gotu Kola is a good supporter of the nervous system as well. Apart from that, it can be used as a paste or a balm for healing wounds. Gotu Kola is a great fan of moist soil. So, remember to make it sit on evenly moist soil and next to tall plants to avoid getting too dry.
Having a medicinal garden is always a plus point. Almost all the plants in the plant world are some kind of healers. Grow and tender them. Then watch how they heal you!