Mother nature has given us the best gift by surrounding the earth with plants, we could never survive without plants, and among the many useful green friends, medicinal plants serve a large purpose for us. If you are planning to have some useful medicinal plants at home then must read these amazing benefits and uses the list of all medicinal plants:
- Tulsi/Holy Basil
Holy Basil or basically known as Tulsi is a very powerful medicinal plant, this plant is popular in India for its amazing benefits, even ancient ayurvedic texts mentioned it as “Queen of Herbs”. There are so many uses of Tulsi- It helps give relief in cold, cough, congestion, sore throat, etc; Cures gastrointestinal problems as it is anti-inflammatory, calms menstrual pain and cramps, helps in nausea and vomiting, reduces stress, improves immunity, and many more. This plant is also a great option for your garden and home because it needs less care.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is now a very popular ingredient in everyday use products, this plant has magical benefits beginning from skincare and haircare to health and fitness. Aloe vera juice is known to be a great detoxifying drink, the gel of the leaves cures damaged skin and sunburn, works well on acne and pimples, is known to provide healthy hair, helps in dandruff, relieves digestive problems and constipation.
Lemongrass is an aromatic healing plant that has potential health benefits; the plant has detoxifying ability and is used as detox tea which also helps in weight loss. The soothing aroma of lemongrass is used as an essential oil, it helps soothe and calm your mind, reduces stress, keeps insects away.
Peppermint is another beneficial aromatic herb that is used in many ways, the fresh taste and cooling effect of this plant is often felt in toothpaste, chewing gums, soaps, snacks, drinks, and desserts. Peppermint essential oil is known for its antibacterial ability that helps in acne and other skin issues, the calming aroma provides good sleep, the cooling effect helps relieve muscle tension, headache, nausea, etc.
Turmeric or Haldi is a miracle plant that is used in many ways all over the world, it’s origin is in India where it is used in cooking, eating, skincare, healing, and thousands of other ways. It is impossible to write down all the uses of turmeric for its all-round benefits, it is also one of the most mentioned plants in Ayurveda. Turmeric is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, full of antioxidants; It heals wounds, treats skin and hair issues, strengthens the immune system, relieves digestive problems, helps repair damaged tissues, helps toothache and decay, lowers blood cholesterol, and whatnot.
Indian neem or Margosa tree has thousands of health benefits. The leaves of this plant are antibacterial and have healing power, often used for skincare products for certain skin concerns, it is also used to make medicines, healing cream, antiseptic, etc; The bark is used for health issues like stomach ulcers, worms, indigestion, etc; Neem treats lice and also used as mosquito repellant
Some other medicinal plants include- Chamomile, Ginger, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, etc. Most of these plants are herbs and can be grown very easily in your home, be it the garden or a balcony, they also look nice and increase natural beauty.