Must have Medicinal Plants at home

Stressed out after working hard for the entire long, tiring day? Want some magical plants at home which can relieve you of the fatigue? Sip through your homemade herbal tea or just taste the refreshing fresh lime soda in no time when you have access to these medicinal plants at home. 

1. Lemongrass

Lemongrass also contains substances that are thought to relieve pain and swelling, reduce fever, improve levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, stimulate the uterus and menstrual flow, and have antioxidant properties. 

India is the highest producer of lemongrass (producing over 2 million pounds per year), where it is cultivated along the mountain range of the Western Ghats and beside the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim in the Himalayan mountains.

It is most commonly used to make lemongrass tea or in essential oils and scented soaps for its pleasant citrus smell. 

2. Aloe Vera

The most common uses of Aloe Vera is to reduce sunburn and help wounds heal. In addition to that Aloe Vera also helps in reducing inflammation of swollen gums, skin allergic inflammations, provides relief from heartburn and lowering blood sugar levels.

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant by species and therefore needs very little water and is easy to care for. Remember to place it in a spot which receives bright indirect sunlight as direct sunlight can cause its thick leaves to dry

3. Ajwain plant 

The leaves are bright green in colour and are broad and pulpy. We often confuse them with carom seeds i.e the actual ajwain because of the similar fragrance the leaves of this plant give out.

Commonly used in makng tea or hot water in order to relieve cough and cold, also used in making chutneys and indian dips.


4. Brahmi

This is commonly used to increase memory, reduce anxiety,  cure alzheimer’s, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and stress buster as it is rich in antioxidants.

Brahmi plant care is pretty easy and forgiving. It prefers part to full sun and will grow in a wide range of soils.

5. Pepper Mint 

Peppermint has shown health benefits for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, skin conditions, headaches, cold, flu and reduces blood sugar level.

Peppermint needs full or partial sun and moist soil conditions to grow at optimum levels.

6. Coriander

Coriander leaves can help counter stomach pain, hernia, diarrhoea, intestinal gas and loss of appetite as they are rich in immunity boosting antioxidants.

Corianders can be grown in full sun and between temperatures ranging from 16 Degrees to 27 degrees celsius in a well-drained pot. Fully mature coriander can then be harvested. 

7. Mustard

It is used as a food flavoring, as well as a treatment for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism. 
Mustard can also be grown in full or partial shade in well drained pots and in general mustard plants like cool weather. It requires around 30-40 days to reach harvest

8. Ginger 

9. Garlic

10. Turmeric


Hope this article encouraged you to grow one addition to your kitchen garden and helped you to boost your immunity with the use of these plants. Feel free to share your reviews and photographs of your medicinal plants and we will post it on our Instagram handle @thegardenium  . Email consultation is available on our email address thegardenium@gmail.com 


Disclaimer: The contents of this article is for educational and gardening purposes only. Before using ANY herb or plant for medicinal purposes, please consult a physician or a medical herbalist for advice.

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