People’s taste for herbal medicine (herbal medicine) is not new. Herbs and medicinal plants have been used for centuries to cure all ailments. Let’s get it right: natural remedies are not a substitute for doctor’s treatment. However, using the power of medicinal plants wisely can improve the daily life and soothe all the little ailments of everyday life. And it’s even more enjoyable when all you have to do is reach out to harvest what we need! Also, instead of going to the pharmacy or herbalist, discover all the easy-to-grow medicinal plants that you should invite in a pot at home or in your garden. With a little corner of the medicinal garden, you can grow your own pharmacy!
1) Aloe vera, the top medicinal plants to grow
Aloe vera gel is highly prized for its moisturizing power on the skin and hair. However, these medicinal virtues are multiple and often unrecognized! From soothing sunburns to relieving insect bites to healing minor burns, its external use is limitlesss. However, it can also be used internally. When ingested, it helps reduce digestive disorders (constipation, gas and bloating). It also participates in the regulation of blood sugar levels.
2) Lavender, iconic for good reasons
Lavender has much more to offer than just the scent of Provence. Antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, soothing and sedative, it is the swiss army knife. Powerful, it’s a safe bet when you don’t really know what to use. In addition, it is a great classic. If you have limited space and therefore little room to install all the plants you want, at least consider her. Disturbed sleep, digestive, respiratory or cardiovascular disorders, headaches, dermatological ailments (acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.), it’s very simple: nothing scares him! And in addition, cultivating it will keep mosquitoes, flies, etc. away.
3) lemon balm: the safe bet of medicinal plants
Lemon balm is a relaxing medicinal plant in case of stress and friend of the digestive sphere. Moreover, our grandmothers were well aware of its benefits for children suffering from digestive disorders or states of hyperexcitement. However, adults also like its soothing properties on digestive spasms and various disorders surrounding digestion (gas, etc.). In the event of a period of nervousness, it calms states of anxiety very quickly. In addition, both its smell and its taste are appreciated by all.
4) Peppermint, the all-rounder of medicinal plants
Certainly, gardeners dread it a little for its very invasive side. However, if you plant it in a pot, you will get peppermint useful every day. At the end of a meal, it helps to digest better and have better breath. Its antispasmodic power is indeed very effective on the digestive tract and it stimulates bile and digestive secretions helping digestion. What to feel light and relieved after a big meal! Its benefits also extend to headaches which, as with its essential oil, do not fold with it!
5) basil: as delicious as it is useful
We love it in tomato salads, but it’s much more than just an aromatic herb! On his CV, he displays skills such as an antispasmodic, stimulating, febrifuge (against fever) or even digestive tonic effect. You will understand: basil is one of the best herbal remedies for digestive problems : indigestion, bloating, nausea and vomiting, heartburn, etc. It can also help fight fatigue by boosting your cognitive abilities. Finally, with two infusions a day taken over the long term, you will be able to reduce your seasonal allergies.
In dishes or in infusion, rosemary only shines with its exquisite flavor. It is one of the most recommended medicinal plants in the event of a liver crisis to stimulate and support thehepatic, digestive and renal activity (not to mention that it acts as a real lipid regulator!). Excellent for digestion, it also improves blood circulation and drives away fatigue. Like basil, it will stimulate brain activity, and in particular memory.