8 Medicinal Houseplants for People Who Love Natural Remedies

Silas & Grace

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If you’re thinking of what plants to bring into your home for this season, then I highly suggest getting medicinal houseplants. These are plants that have properties that can help improve and better your health. And some of them bloom flowers that attract butterflies, help purify your air, and make your home look great.

And having said that, here are some medicinal houseplants I’ve found that will be great for your home. They’re easy to care for, require minimal attention, and will help your health.

So check them out and let me know what you think!

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Best for curing wounds, sprains, stings, and varicose veins, this plant grows in almost any type of soil condition. If you apply this flower oil to your cuts, scrapes, bruises, and insect bites, you can quickly speed up the healing process due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Aloe Vera

Probably one of the most popular medicinal houseplants, aloe vera helps soothes skin rashes and other conditions, such as burns, inflammation, dermatitis, and other skin condition, thanks to its inflammatory properties.

Lemon Grass

Lemongrass has plenty of therapeutic and health benefits that you can take advantage of. One is an anti-pyretic property which reduces high fevers. Another is that it’s useful for all types of pain including abdominal pain and headaches. Lastly, it’s beneficial for nervous and stress-related conditions.


This flowering medicinal plant is great for soothing sunburns, acne, and blemishes. It’s known for its natural wound healing and antiseptic properties. Also, it works well in relieving ulcers and digestive problems.


If you want to strengthen your immune system, then rosemary is the way to go. It’s rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and has anti-carcinogenic compounds that can help us fight diseases and other threats to our immune system.


Another medicinal plant that can help boost your immune system is Echinacea. It has the capacity to raise the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system. Likewise, it has antibiotic properties that help relieve allergies as well.


As a good source for antimicrobial and antioxidants, oregano is not just great for dishes but for your health as well. This super herb is very rich in antioxidant phytochemical flavonoids and phenolic acids which help improve digestion as well as destroying harmful microbes.

And did you know that oregano has 4 times the antioxidant power of blueberries, 12 times that of oranges, and a whopping 42 times greater than apples? (Source) That is just another great reason to use oregano daily!


Commonly used in perfumes and essential oils, lavender’s fragrance can induce relaxation and calmness. It helps treat conditions like toothaches, migraines, insomnia, sores, and joint pain.

Seriously, skip the expensive and chemically made pills and try one or all of these natural and effective medicinal houseplants. They can better your strength and help improve your health. Plus, they’re not high maintenance and easy to care for, which makes them a great addition to your home. So try them out and feel free to let me know what you think!

Now if you have any questions about these plants, just let me know in the comments down below!


Silas & Grace

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.

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