Know About Some Indoor Medicinal Houseplants
“Mother Earth’s medicine chest is full of healing herbs of incomparable worth.” - Robin Rose Bennet
Since ages, indoor plants have been seen as an effective cure for treating various ailments in mankind. But people tend to overlook such innate qualities of some indoor medicinal plantsb. They just see them as a versatile decor item or just an epitome of beauty that would be perfect to fill the dullest corners of their house. While modern medicine needs to process the products of these medicinal houseplants to put into use, traditional medicine like Ayurveda, Unani makes these herbal plants indoor readily available in the raw form. Such indoor medicinal plants are cheap, affordable and are available in no time at all. They save time, energy and efforts of one looking to search for a cure outside. Let go through the medicinal plants list to know which are these plants which act as our natural physician.
1. Aloe Vera Plant
This is one of the widely common medicinal indoor houseplants. Many skincare brands use the extracts of this succulent plant to make available many cosmetic creams and lotions. Other than it being a skin-friendly plant, the pulpy aloe vera is used to treat minor cuts, burns and other skin conditions like eczema. It has also got some anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and also looks at many digestion-related issues.
2. Turmeric Plant
Turmeric or Haldi is an excellent spice used in many kitchen for adding natural yellow colour as well as for its health benefits. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is said to prevent or reduce cancer cells and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s, depression. etc. It has also been found to be effective amongst the patients dealing with arthritis. It is known for its antibacterial properties and for purifying the blood.
3. Ginger Plant
Ginger or Adrak is also known as Zingiber officinale in its scientific name. The roots or the rhizome of this plant are what give us ginger which is used for various medicinal and culinary purposes. It has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antispasmodic properties which is why it makes an excellent medicine. It acts as an analgesic in painkillers and also is known for eliminating nausea or motion sickness. It is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals and also keeps a check in the sugar level of a diabetic person.
4. Mint Plant
Often served in many coolers or cold sherbets, mint or pudina is a popular insecticide other than being a great medicinal plant. It is rich in minerals, antioxidants, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to boost memory and aids in pain, fever, headache, and nausea.
5. Coriander Plant
A coriander plant is also known as a cilantro plant. It helps in strengthening and giving rise to healthy bone, teeth, and hair. It has got some antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and antioxidant properties. It relieves one from anxiety and improves one’s sleep pattern.
6. Basil Plant
Tulsi or basil has been claimed as the “king of herbs” because of its multiple set of benefits. It strengthens the bone and has got antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It contains beta-carotene to improve one’s eye health. Basil leaves are said to be a great source of immunity boosters.
7. Oregano Plant
Now, you might have relished this herb by sprinkling on a slice of your pizza or pasta bowl. Isn’t it? Oregano is said to be one of the best natural antiseptic that has been discovered till date. It has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and has antibacterial properties. It helps one fight against the cancer, bronchitis, muscle pain and toothache. It helps one to say bye-bye to intestinal parasites.
8. Rosemary Plant
Rich in vitamin B6, iron and calcium, rosemary is one of the common medicinal houseplants that are quite widely grown. From curing cancer, digestion problems and brain aging to improving concentration levels, rosemary does it all, fantastically.
9. Lemongrass Plant
Lemongrass is also known as Cymbopogon. It acts as a great source of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulfate, iron, copper, and zinc are found in this plant. Also it is a great antioxidant which treats different kinds of cancer, stomach disorders, fever, aches, insomnia.
10. Celery Plant
A flowering plant with some beautiful flowers of creamy white color, this herb plant is rich in vitamin A, vitamin K and folate potassium. It is a great source of dietary fiber. Also it has got some antioxidant properties like flavonols and phytosterols which helps to watch out high BP and prevents cancer.
So, these were some of the medicinal house plants that are easy to grow with little or no care. You can get these house plants online as well as at some offline nursery in budget.