Who all love gardening at home? If you are an anthophile (person who loves plants). This blog is for you. Since you like plantations so why not the plants that benefit our health too. We are not talking about air purification, oxygen generation etc, these are the common benefits that we get from all plants and trees. We are talking about the medicinal or healing herbs you can grow in your garden and use whenever required.
Be it healthcare, or lifestyle or general well-being. Plants have a lot on the plate to offer. Therefore, we are here to share some of the healthy herbs that you can grow at your place that works as medicines.
This herb is well known for its wound healing properties. Its antifungal and antimicrobial properties heal the body tissues and help prevent the potential after injury infections. Also, you can apply leaves directly on the skin for prompt healing.
Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties perhaps fight cancer, prevent heart diseases, and relax muscle pains. You can use its leaves in tea to get the nutrients that treat diabetes-related foot ulcers, leg ulcers.
If applying calendula leaves directly to your skin, make sure you do not have any allergies to this plant.
Sage belongs to the mint family. It is found in two ways – Common Sage and Spanish Sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia). Sage can help in controlling the mental imbalances; that are related to cognitive skills.
Usually, people use sage for memory imbalances, high cholesterol, early stages of menopause. Moreover, it is used for after surgery pain relieves; sore throat, lung cancer, sunburn.
Make sure you do not over-consume Sage, then it could have reverse effects.
Thyme is a flavoured food whose flowers, leaves, and oil are widely used in foods and medicines. Thyme has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Also, it’s an antioxidant that relieves cough.
It is famous for its medicinal benefits in case of patchy hair loss, dementia, and cough.
There is a difference between wild thyme and common thyme. You must consider planting thyme.
Basil is beneficial in chronic or serious diseases such as oxidative stress, cancer prevention. It has many vitamins and minerals. Moreover, it is rich in lutein, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin. That is why all major health benefits of basil are there due to its antioxidant properties and basil essential oils.
If you want to have most of the basil, opt for fresh basil rather than any other of its form.
If we start listing aloe vera medicinal benefits, we will not be able to write for any other plant. Haha… Aloe vera is a gel extracted from the aloe plant. It has been used since ancient times for multiple health and skin problems. It still has proven health advantages for a human.
It’s good for psoriasis, seborrhea, dandruff, minor burns, herpes sores, acne, etc.
Lemon balm is also a member of the mint family. Usually, it is used in the kitchen as well as in labs too. That means you can have it both ways, food and medicine.
It may reduce the growth of bacteria and viruses in the human body. Also, it is really helpful in anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, dementia, stress and cold sores. These are the proven medical advantages it has. Otherwise, it may help in the general well-being of an individual as well.
Do not consume lemon balm during pregnancy. Also, if you have surgery scheduled, stop its consumption at least two weeks before the surgery.
If you have ever experienced a lavender smell, try to remember how you have felt? Lavender has a soothing fragrance that helps keep your mind calm and relax muscles. That is why it is used in perfumes and room fresheners the most.
It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Moreover, it reduces stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, dementia, and pain.
Do not use lavender directly on boys who have not reached puberty.
We all have heard about rosemary and must have eaten or used it multiple times. It can be used dried or fresh in food, oils, and tea. You can add rosemary to your diet as it has various nutrients which are significant for a healthy human.
Usage of rosemary can reduce the risks of cancer, boost the immune system, manage stress, improve memory & concentration levels.
Chamomile is popular as a stress buster whereas it has many more benefits to offer. Chamomile is used in tea in the U.S. and its variants help in stomach ailments too.
It is a homely kind of plant which relieves daily lifestyle health issues such as vomiting and nausea, heartburn, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, diarrhea, etc. Also, it reduces skin irritation too.
If you are planning to grow plants, growing medicinal plants is the best option we suggest as it will be beneficial for you and the Earth. Also, when feeling sick, you can eat the leaves of some of the plants we mentioned above. Moreover, the consumption of chemical-oriented medicines could be reduced, and you can lead a healthy life. Let us know in the comment section, which one did you plant in your garden and how is your experience?