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Top 10 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow In Your Homes

Medicinal plants are those plants which have medicinal benefits. These medicinal plants and herbs are a core component in several skincare products, food recipes, and perfumes.

The best part is that many medicinal plants are easy to grow in your homes.  Here is a list of top 10 medicinal plants that you can grow in your homes to reap their benefits :

1. N EEM

Neem has a host of medicinal benefits. This plant has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is useful in the treatment of skin problems like acne, pimples and psoriasis. It strengthens hair quality and curbs dandruff and lice. For oral health, you can directly chew neem twigs.

2. TULSI

Many Hindu households worship Tulsi. This medicinal plant is an elixir for cough and cold. Tulsi boosts immunity power and fights off bacterial and viral infections. It controls blood sugar levels. Tulsi purifies the air and promotes positivity in households.

3. MINT

Mint or pudina is a herbal plant that relieves indigestion and upset stomach. It has a cooling component called menthol that clears up mucus. Mint can be useful to treat insect bites. It treats bad breath. This medicinal plant is useful for acne-prone skin. Also, you can use mint leaves to flavour your summer drinks for refreshment.

4. ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera is another medicinal plant you can grow in your home. It has cooling properties and soothes burn. This plant very beneficial for skin, especially dry skin. It clears acne and pimples. Also, when applied to hair it cures dandruff and split ends. Aloe Vera promotes digestive health.

5. THYME

Thyme is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, iron and manganese. It increases one’s appetite. It may also promote healthy hair growth. Thyme is also effective in curing sore throat and tonsillitis. Thyme leaves treat whooping cough and improve blood circulation.

6. ROSEMARY

Rosemary is a herb that has a nice flavour and aroma. It is also known for its health benefits. Rosemary is rich in antioxidants which help to strengthen the immunity system. Its strong aroma works as a mood up-lifter. Rosemary plant improves concentration power. It slows down greying of hair and treats dandruff and dry scalp.

7. LEMONGRASS

Lemongrass is a medicinal plant that you can grow in your homes and use it to make a healthy tea. Lemongrass tea reduces anxiety. This tea also lowers cholesterol levels and increases the number of red blood cells. It also flushes out harmful toxins from the body.

8. PARSLEY

Parsley has a lot of vitamins and minerals which are good for bone health. This medicinal plant is also beneficial for eyes and heart. Parsley is helpful in treatment as well as prevention of diabetes. Regular Consumption of parsley leaves avoids the formation of kidney stone.  You can use chopped parsley leaves in tea, smoothie or omelette.

9. LAVENDER

Lavender has a nice fragrance that can calm your tensed mind. It gives relief in stress, headaches and migraines. It can help in reducing inflammation. Lavender promotes healthy hair and skin. Lavender tea provides relaxation.    

10. FENUGREEK

Fenugreek is one of the medicinal plants whose both the seeds and leaves are useful. It is useful in digestive problems such as constipation, gas and loss of appetite. Fenugreek can also regulate blood sugar levels. It reduces menstrual cramps, muscle pain and fever.

We spend a lot on healthcare and medicines every month. So, why not invest your time and money in growing these top 10 medicinal plants in your homes. These are a great miracle for many ailments.

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