Best Medicinal Plants To Grow At Home

These medicinal plants are used a lot in ayurvedic and siddha medicines today. They are harmless and do not have any side effects. They are safe to consume and inexpensive to be grown at home.

Tulsi: 

Tulsi is considered as a holy plant by the Hindus. Hence, it is also known as the Holy Basil. It is valued as the queen of herbs due to its plenty healing properties. Tulsi can be consumed as is in its raw form or can be consumed in the form of herbal tea. There are four varieties of Tulsi, called Rama Tulsi, Vana Tulsi, Krishna Tulsi and Karpoor Tulsi. Karpoor Tulsi is mostly used for external purposes.

Fenugreek: 

Fenugreek is usually called Methi in India. Both the seeds and leaves of fenugreek are highly nutritious and healthy. It is considered as a great body coolant. These can be easily grown in pots in any environmental conditions. Many people consume this for body building and weight gain.

Lemon Grass: 

Lemon grass is another medicinal plant that can be easily grown at home. You can grow this in a small pot too. Reports have proven that lemon grass has innumerable therapeutic and other health benefits. This goes great in tea, salads, soups and almost all cuisines with an excellent flavour of lemon.

Basil: 

Basil is again a great medicinal plant that easily grows at home in pots. This is extensively used by many people in their cooking, especially in the Thai cuisines. Basil is also a great ingredient for salads, soups and other recipes. This is different from Tulsi and is also called Sweet Basil. It has a great flavour and the power to treat stomach gas and flatulence.

Aloe Vera: 

Aloe vera is a wonder plant. It grows anywhere very easily. It needs good sunlight to grow. It is a must to grow this plant at home. Keeping this plant at home can help you to get rid of mosquitoes. Aloe vera can be used for external application as well as can be consumed internally.

Peppermint:

Peppermint is considered as one of the world's oldest medicines and it easily grows even in small pots in all environmental conditions. Peppermint is naturally high in manganese, vitamin A and vitamin C. The crushed leaves of peppermint can be used externally to soothe and relax the muscles. It is a wonderful mouth freshener.

 

Neem:

Neem is a very old medicinal plant, which is being used since ages. It actually grows in the form of a tree; but is a very essential plant to be kept at home. If you do not have space to grow a neem tree, you can also grow it in a pot and keep it small. Neem has excellent antiseptic properties and can be used for external application or internal consumption.