If you think houseplants can only be used as decor, then think again. There are plenty of plants that are beneficial and helpful in dealing with some common ailments. And you can grow your own medicinal garden at home.
So to help you get started, I’ve created a list down below of some of the best medicinal houseplants that are worth growing at home. They’re low maintenance, easy to care for, and will help keep you healthy. So check out them out and start growing!
Lemon balm is a versatile medicinal herb. It can be used to relieve headaches, anxiety, insect bites, toothaches, and a stomach pain. You can also use lemon balm in cooking, in making essential oils, and as a natural insect repellent.
Thyme is also great at treating coughs, asthma, and bronchitis. Its leaves and flowers have essential oils that naturally cure respiratory problems.
If you’re dealing with insomnia, then try adding some (organic) chamomile flower heads to your tea for a restful sleep. The oil from the flower has a calming effect that induces relaxation and a general sense of calmness.
This bright green leaf is an effective treatment for fever, coughs, and stomach ailments like nausea, stomach cramps, and constipation. You can also try to chew on some fresh basil leaves to strengthen your immune system.
This easy to grow indoor plant is one of the best medicinal plants for the respiratory system. You can chew it freshly, add the leaves to your tea, or make some essential oils. It soothes headaches and relieves stress as well.
The flower of this plant is well known for its wound healing and antiseptic properties. It works well in treating skin ailments including sunburn, rashes, bruises, burns, and cuts.
Traditionally, sage flowers and leaves have been used as a medicinal plant for long times. They’re useful in treating eczema, gingivitis, bad breath, and also dandruff.
As one of the most popular medicinal plants, aloe vera leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful in soothing minor burns, sunburn, rashes, and other skin conditions.
Suffering from an upset stomach, intestinal gas, or a loss of appetite? Then dandelions are the best natural remedy. It aids in promoting digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
Parsley is valued for its culinary benefits, but did you know that it used to be used as medicine? It’s leaves, seeds, and roots are a good source of nutrients that work well in treating urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Who would think that these common plants could beneficial and relieve common ailments? They’re all easy to care for, low maintenance, and make a great addition to your home or garden. So give them a try and let me know what you think!
Now if you have any questions about these plants, feel free to ask me in the comments down below!
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.