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10 Medicinal Houseplants That Actually Help Cure Common Ailments

Written by Grace & Silas
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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

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

Thyme is also great at treating coughs, asthma, and bronchitis. Its leaves and flowers have essential oils that naturally cure respiratory problems.

Chamomile

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.

Basil

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.

Peppermint

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.

Marigold

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.

Sage

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.

Aloe Vera

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.

Dandelion

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

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!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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