Medicinal plants have many properties that help fight insomnia, stress, colds, overweight… In addition, they are very easy to grow and you can have them at home.
Medicinal plants are known worldwide for their natural properties as they help alleviate, prevent, and treat certain health problems at home. Growing these plants at home is possible and, in addition, they are very easy to maintain. Whether you have a small balcony or a large terrace, we encourage you to grow some of these medicinal plants at home. Most have many benefits, including reducing stress, relieving stomach problems, and even insomnia. And they are very popular species in herbal medicine, based on the use of products of plant origin for the prevention, cure, or relief of a wide variety of symptoms and diseases.
1. PARSLEY: STRONG BONES AND MORE DEFENSES
Parsley is a medicinal (and also aromatic) plant with many properties. Thanks to its vitamin K and C, it helps to strengthen bones and strengthen our immune system. But not only that, parsley is an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights to age.
2. OREGANO: A GREAT ANTIOXIDANT
Oregano is one of the most used plants in the kitchen. However, they also have a multitude of medicinal properties, among which their antioxidant action stands out. It also helps reduce stomach, respiratory or cramping problems. The best way to consume oregano, in addition to food as a condiment, is through infusions.
3. ALOE VERA: RADIANT SKIN
This species, very common among indoor plants, has countless applications in various natural remedies, especially those for the skin. Among them, the one to relieve burns, chafing, and even psoriasis and insect bites. In addition, it regenerates and keeps the skin young thanks to its large amount of water, which provides oxygen to the epithelial cells.
4. EUCALYPTUS: RELIEVES COLD SYMPTOMS
Eucalyptus is one of the plants that we use the most to decorate the house. They are very resistant plants and perfect to add to any centerpiece. But in addition to decorating the interior of our house, eucalyptus trees are very beneficial medicinal plants for health. Among its best-known properties is that of relieving the symptoms of colds, specifically respiratory conditions (cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma…).
5. LAVENDER: SWEET DREAMS
It improves the quality of sleep and helps us relax in stressful situations. In addition to this, it promotes circulation, improves the respiratory system and has great healing properties. Although it also stands out for being one of the best natural repellants against mosquitoes in summer .
6. BLUEBERRIES: NATURAL ANTIBACTERIAL
Blueberries along with raspberries are some of the main ingredients of the bowls that you will see the most in a healthy breakfast . Well, blueberries, very popular in herbal medicine, despite being very small, have many properties, among which their antibacterial capacity stands out, since it helps fight infections. Above all it prevents urinary and kidney problems. In addition to this, it has positive effects on eyesight and helps improve circulation.
7. GARLIC: STRENGTHENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
It is one of the most used condiments in the kitchen, and we can also plant it at home. Its properties are many, although the best known is the strengthening of the immune system. It is also a natural remedy that promotes improved blood circulation, as well as being antibacterial and having antioxidant properties. In addition to all this, its intake is also recommended in people with hypertension.
8. STEVIA: AN AID IN DIABETES AND WEIGHT CONTROL
It is a native plant of Paraguay that is used as a substitute for sugar. It contains minerals, phytonutrients, vitamins, trace elements and volatile oils that provide this plant with a series of nutritional and medicinal properties. Growing this plant at home is very easy as it requires little care, except for a stable warm climate and adequate watering for each season of the year.
9. DANDELION: PREVENTS DIGESTIVE DISORDERS
Dandelion has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to prevent digestive disorders. In addition to this, this plant has a large amount of B vitamins that help rebuild the intestinal flora, reduce joint pain and gas.
10. THYME: SOOTHES SORE THROATS
Thyme, in addition to being one of the most used condiments in cooking, is also used as a remedy to relieve sore throats and aphonia. In addition to this, it has a high content of vitamin C, copper, iron and manganese. Another function of thyme is to act as a repellent for mosquitoes.