We all have realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. So here is a list of plants that have the highest medicinal value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera grows well under the sun with well-drained or moist soil. Its sap is useful for speeding up healing and reducing skin infections. It can help heal wounds, cuts, burns, and eczema.
Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of :
-ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)
2. Marsh Mallow
The plant of which marshmallows are made of. The root is taken internally to treat :
-inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranes
-counter excess stomach acid
Externally, the root is applied to :
The leaves are very edible, unlike the aloe vera. They can be added to salads, boiled, or fried. It is known to help out in the area of cystitis and frequent urination.
3. Pot Marigold
It grows in almost any type of soil condition. It has no problem with nutritionally poor, very acidic or very alkaline soils, just as long as it’s moist. Well known as a remedy for skin problems, the deep-orange flowered pot marigold variety is applied externally to :
Internally it is used to treat fevers and chronic infections.
The tea of the petals tones up circulation and, taken regularly, eases varicose veins.
Applying the crushed stems of the pot marigold to corns and warts will soon have them easily removable.
4. Gotu Kola
The gotu kola acts on various phases of connective tissue development and stimulates healing of :
-decreasing capillary fragility
-stimulation of the lipids and protein necessary for healthy skin
Use the flower heads of this medicinal herb for infusions and salves to relieve indigestion and colic, anxiety and tension, and skin inflammations and irritations.
6. Chinese Yam
A type of yam that can be eaten raw, the chinese yam can be easily grown, succeeding in fertile, well drained soil in a sunny position. It is sweet and soothing to the stomach, spleen and has a tonic effect on the lungs and kidneys. It is used internally to treat :
-loss of appetite
If you suffer from a cold or the flu, try this medicinal herb to ease the severity of your symptoms. It also helps provide relief to your immune system.