Did you know that you could grow medicinal plants at home? There are some plants that have healing as well as preventive properties that can really do good for you. Most of us depend on medicines to work for us, when we are sick or are at a danger of contracting fatal diseases. The good news is that there are plants that can reduce the risk of cancer and others whose healing properties can keep your skin looking young and supple. The question is , are you ready to put in the effort to grow these? There’s better news, even if you don’t have the time to put plants in the sunlight or water them every day, there are some very low maintenance plants.
Go through this carefully curated list of medicinal plants you must have at home.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is known throughout the world for its effects on the skin. If you are looking for skin treatments, rely on aloe vera. It is very easy to use and you can extract it straight from the plant. It needs no processing. You must definitely have this plant at home.
While it is used to a dry climate and you don’t even have to water it every day, you can place it in a place which gets indirect sunlight. Put it near glass doors and windows. In the winter you can put aloe vera under bright artificial light. This plant needs a warmer climate so you can keep it indoors in your living space.
You can treat rashes, burns and minor injuries with aloe vera. The colorless pulp from the leaves can be applied directly to the wound. You can even eat the pulp. Put it on your skin to keep it hydrated and to keep pimples and acne away.
2. Mimosa Pudica
The ‘touch-me-not’ plant, as it is popularly known all over the world has a lot of medicinal properties, as scientists are only finding out about now. The plant is very fascinating because it seems to have a mind of its own. It closes the leaves when it senses danger and opens them only when it ‘feels’ there’s less danger. You can go through the article at https://microbeformulas.com/blogs/microbe-formulas/an-intro-to-mimosa-pudica to understand the benefits of the plant better.
This plant has antioxidant properties and when you ingest it, it cleanses your digestive system because of its fiber content. It absorbs the toxic heavy metals in the body and increases the flow of oxygen.
You’d need to place the plant in warm rooms and give it plenty of light. The leaves absorb the allergens and pollution in the room, constantly cleaning the environment for you.
The peppermint plant needs a garden to grow where there’s plenty of light and water. It needs space to spread out.
Peppermint is known worldwide to reduce digestive problems and maintain dental hygiene. Sipping on peppermint tea can reduce stomach upsets and bloating. Sniff on its leaves when you go travelling to keep motion sickness at bay. It also soothes the skin, muscle cramps and headaches. If you are susceptible to skin rashes, make a paste from peppermint leaves and apply it to the affected area.
You can do your own research into medicinal plants. In a world where we are going back to natural products there’s nothing better than home grown remedies!