There are many medicinal plants that you can grow in your backyard garden. These plants help treat various diseases and conditions. Some of these plants are used for curing common ailments such as cough, cold, fever, headache, stomachache, toothache, skin problems, and others.
These plants are available in nurseries and gardening stores. However, growing these plants yourself is easier and cheaper.
Here are 33 medicinal plants that can be grown in your backyard garden:
In Ayurveda, tulsi is considered one of the five sacred herbs. Tulsi tea promotes longevity, improves digestion, relieves stress, and cures insomnia.
2. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is known to cure various ailments such as burns, skin infections, ulcers, wounds, and rashes. In addition, Aloe vera contains natural anti-inflammatory properties that relieve pain and inflammation.
3. Neer brahmi
Neer Brahmi is a memory and learning enhancer, sedative, and anti-epileptic.
Lemongrass essential oil is used in aromatherapy to freshen the air, reduce stress, and uplift the mood. It is also used in the preparation of herbal tea.
5. Tincture plant
The juice obtained by crushing a handful of these leaves of the tincture plant is applied to cuts and wounds to help quick healing.
Periwinkle is also used for treating diarrhea, vaginal discharge, throat ailments, tonsillitis, chest pain, high blood pressure, sore throat, intestinal pain and inflammation, and toothache.
7. Long pepper
It is used to treat cold symptoms and digestion-related ailments. In addition, regular consumption of long pepper can control allergies such as asthma.
It is highly valued in Ayurveda for its detoxifying, rejuvenating, immune-boosting, and anti-rheumatic properties. It can be used for soothing tea or kashaya preparation.
9. Toothache plant
The plant is used for its medicinal benefits. It is commonly used for toothaches, but it's also used for other issues like inflammation and gastrointestinal problems.
10. Insulin plant
The leaves Insulin plant is used as a herbal cure for diabetes.
The leaves are semi-succulent and commonly used to treat cold and cough symptoms.
The leaves of the Madhunashini plant contain gymnemic acids that interact with taste receptors on the tongue to suppress the taste of sweetness temporarily. It has many medicinal properties and is used in the treatment of diabetes.
13. Veldt grape
People have used Veldt Grape for decades to help treat pain, regulate menstruation, and repair bone fractures. In addition, veldt grape is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
Commonly called the false daisy, bhringraj is rich in nutrients that provide the hair and the scalp with all the necessary nourishment. Used in many hair care products.
Ginger is effective against motion sickness, nausea, and morning sickness.
Turmeric is used as an herbal medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, conjunctivitis, chicken pox, wound healing, urinary tract infections, and liver ailments.
Basil has antibacterial properties and is effective against respiratory infections.
18. Blue flag Plant
Blue flag is used as a laxative and to relieve fluid retention and bloating. It is also used to treat inflammation and skin conditions and to prevent vomiting.
Chamomile tea is known to treat headaches, nausea, and vomiting.
Chives contain flavonoids that prevent inflammation and fight bacteria.
21. Lemon balm
Lemon balm plant issued to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion.
Marjoram is commonly used for runny nose, cough, common cold, other infections, and various digestion problems.
Oregano also contains compounds that may be effective against bacterial and fungal infections, inflammation, and pain, among other conditions.
Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Rosemary is considered a cognitive stimulant and can help improve memory performance and quality.
Sage has been used in traditional medicine for the relief of pain, protecting the body against oxidative stress, free radical damage, inflammation, bacterial and virus infection, etc.,
Thyme contains chemicals that might help bacterial and fungal infections. It also might help relieve coughing and have antioxidant effects.
Research suggests that Lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
It is high in antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds that may help balance hormones, lower blood sugar and improve digestion. It may even reduce stress and improve memory.
Peppermint is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), other digestive problems, the common cold, sinus infections, headaches, and other conditions.
33. Butterfly pea plant
Butterfly pea flower is a common ingredient in many herbal teas, mixed drinks, and cosmetic products. It is rich in antioxidants and may be linked to several health benefits, including increased weight loss, better blood sugar control, and improvements in hair and skin health.
Dr. Vandana K.