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10 useful medicinal plants for your garden

This article talks about creating a pharmacy of medicinal plants in your own garden. Like kitchen garden, growing medicinal plants is something new and a very valuable pastime also. There should be enough space in your garden. You can make a little space for these plants in your balcony also. This will enhance the beauty of your house besides assuring you a healthy life.

These plants need sun light and water. However, if you are going to grow them in your garden, check the type of soil. If you choose your balcony to grow these plants, select containers accordingly. Some of these plants are:

1. Aloe Vera

The first and foremost medicinal plant is Aloe Vera which cures more than 100 ailments. It is extensively used in beauty therapy. It is very useful in treating burns and eczema and reduces inflammation. The juice of this can be taken internally to treat digestive problem, chronic constipation and loss of appetite. This grows well under bright sunlight and is suitable for outdoor garden.

 

2. Great Burdock

An edible plant and a root vegetable, the Great Bedrock purifies blood. The purple and green thorny flowers beautify your garden pharmacy. To thrive well, it needs moist soil. It cures boils, rashes bruises acne and insect bites.

 

 

 

 

3. Pot Marigold

With bright orange flowers adding beauty to your garden, this plant grows in moist soil. This helps healing sore eyes, wounds and even varicose veins. To treat infections and fever, this plant is taken internally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. chamomile

Next to Aloe Vera comes this plant curing more than 100 ailments including common cold, diarrhea, toothache, earache, shoulder pain and common wounds. This is also used in gastrointestinal treatment. This plant has aesthetic value, with a fruity fragrance.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Echinacea

This plant is one of the most important medicinal herbs in the world. It is used in treating sores, burns, wounds, allergy relief, insect and snake bites. It strengthens our immune system.

 

 

 

 

6. Great Yellow Gentian

Found largely in the mountains of southern and central Europe, this plant is used in traditional medicines and mainly used in treating digestive problems. This activates the gall bladder and liver and strengthen our body while we are recuperating after a chronic disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Tea Tree

Like Aloe Vera, this plant is the main ingredient in most beauty products. Besides beautifying us, this oil cures vaginal infections, cold sores, athlete foot, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Peppermint

Like Chamomile this plant is also popular for its scent. This was used even in ancient time for every treatment. Rich in Vitamins A and C and manganese, it reduces the irritable bowel syndrome, cure stomach upsets, fever, flatulence and colon spasm.

 

 

 

 

 

9. Ginseng

Popular in eastern countries, this plant is generally used for wholesome health benefits, instead of one particular ailment. The root is used to relax nervous system. It also reduces cholesterol levels, improves immune system, increases stamina and appetite and cures sleep disorders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Sage

Having ‘heal’ in its (Latin) name itself, this plant is used for many ailments. This is a cooking herb as well as a medicinal plant. It cures many infections. Menopausal problems are also treated with this plant.

Have a healthy life with a pharmacy at your backyard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

published in Instamedia.com

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