We often make the mistake to reach out straight for drugs and medications when we want to treat a health problem, while nature is providing us with numerous remedies. We can simply build gardens and grow medical herbs that can really help us with our health.
It is true that we need to be careful when consuming them because some of them can inflict side effects. However, if you know what you are doing, you won’t be facing this issue.
Make sure to study the plants before you consume it and hopefully this article will help you with that.
Before you start using some of them, make sure that you are not allergic to them and start with small quantities in order to check your body tolerance.
Hopefully, these 12 healing plants will help you a lot. They are quite easy to grow and won’t ask much of your attention.
1. Aloe Vera
Let’s start with one of the most famous herbs out there. You just have to own this plant as a part of your medical garden.
The best way to grow Aloe Vera is in a warm area where the plant will be getting enough sunlight. This plant is very easy to grow and it is a drought resistant plant that thrives in poor soil.
Usually, it is used for treating skin inflammations, such as cuts, burns or dry skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and it can help you with any issues connected with the digestive system.
2. Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita)
The peppermint is a combination of spearmint and water mint and it is quite often used for soothing balms, hygiene products, and mouth fresheners.
It has been used since ancient times and it is a must-have plant for your garden. Just make sure that you leave some space for it to grow the proper way.
Afterward, you can use it to treat or prevent any digestive problems. Simply by sniffing it, you can stop motion sickness, so make sure that you have several leaves of peppermint with you when you are planning to travel longer destinations.
Also, you can improve the health of your skin by making a poultice of the leaves. It can help you with cuts, burns, allergies or infections.
3. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
This plant will only need a warm sunny room and you need to make sure to grow it with some rocks in between. This amazing plant has 50% thymol, which is an antiseptic phenolic compound. Thyme’s specific smell can be released just by touching it.
Thyme can help you if you have issues with bad breath. Simply make a gargle water and treat any mouth sores.
Another good thing about it is that it can threat throat infections or respiratory tract infections. Many people ingest thyme when facing issues such as asthma, chest congestion or bronchitis.
You have probably heard about the famous Rosemary essential oil. Well, it is famous for a reason and you need it in your garden. It can significantly improve your overall health and immune system.
Many studies have shown that the rosemary can improve your memory and it can improve the health of your brain while reducing the risk of neurodegeneration of the hippocampus that is induced by beta-amyloid peptides (connected to Alzheimer’s disease.)
Also, it can boost your cognitive functions and it can help you treat cancer. You can simply grow it in a pot and you can include it in many dishes. Consume it daily for best results.
Your garden will look empty if you don’t have this herb. You can simply make tea out of it and it can reduce the stress of the everyday life.
The tea can be made from freshly gardened flower heads or dried for later use. Simply, boil them in water and let them simmer for at least 20 minutes.
This tea will help you with anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia or stress. It can be also used for babies or kids who are showing signs of stomach issues. Other than that, you can use it for gargling when you suffer from mouth sores.
6. Pot Marigold
With its orange and yellowish colors, this plant will make your garden even more beautiful. Simply grow it from seeds and it won’t take much attention.
Mainly, it is used for skin disorders, acne, sunburns, cuts, bruises or any other skin inflammations. It can help you stop the bleeding faster if you apply it directly on the cut.
Another unknown benefit of the pot marigold is that it can be made as tea in order to relieve digestive issues.
This grey-green plant is mainly used for cooking because it can promote appetite and stop flatulence. It can balance the levels of hormones at women and it can prevent dysmenorrhea and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause.
Treat any respiratory issues by breathing in the scent of the sage. It can reduce the symptoms of asthma and can improve your respiratory system. Also, sage is often used for treating depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.
We just couldn’t go through this list without including this beautiful plant. It has a scent that can reduce the stress and anxiety that we experience every day. Many people use it to treat depression and panic attacks.
The lavender has antibacterial and antiseptic function and it can be used for treating skin issues such as inflammations, acne or damaged skin.
The best way of using it is to create a bathwater or put several leaves under your pillow before going to bed in order to have a good night sleep.
This purple-colored herb will improve your immune system and it is often recommended to be used during the flu season.
Also, the roots of the Echinacea are used for damaged skin, snake bites, burns or insect bites. To grow this plant, you only need to make sure that your garden is getting enough sunlight through the day.
Take several flower buds in order to create an infusion that will help you beat the flu. Another reason not to reach out for medications as soon as you get a flu symptom.
Comfrey is also famous as knit bone or boneset because it is used to treat bone injuries or damaged ligaments. This plant is known as a weed in many places but it is quite famous for its medical benefits.
It can be used to relieve arthritic pain or varicose vein ulcers. Because of the allantoin that is found in this herb, it is used for regeneration and tissue repair.
11. Broadleaf plantain
Another plant that is in the weed category, but it is very famous for its medical function due to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties.
Many people use the leaves for insect bites, damaged skin or wounds. It can help you heal faster because of its antibiotic properties and the content of high mucilage that can treat damaged skin and pain.
If you decide to make a broadleaf plantain tea, you can prevent problems with your digestive system.
12. Great Mullein
A big plant that can grow up to 2 feet high if nurtured properly. It is used for a very long time, mainly for respiratory issues. Make tea with the leaves and you can treat bronchitis.
It can help you get rid of the phlegm and saponins, which will ease the infection in your lungs, leading to cough relief. The Great Mullein is also used to treat athlete’s feet, skin infections, and warts.