10 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

image

Whether you live out in the country with a big garden or in the city with patio plants, your garden space is precious to you. However, there are a number of medicinal plants which are so usual around the house that they are more than worth a little corner of your garden! Below are ten such plants who medicinal properties make them a great addition to any home.

Aloe Vera

For burns, wounds and skin that is irritated or inflamed from eczema, nothing beats aloe vera as a fast, safe and effective treatment. It will soothe down redness and heat and its natural antimicrobial properties will help reduce the chances of infection.

Marsh Mallow

Not only does this plant have beautiful blooms, it helps internally to reduce inflammation of the digestive and respiratory mucosa and can be used topically on skin irritations like insect bites, bruises and splinters.

Great Burdock

This plant has been used in both Eastern and Western traditions as a general detoxifier and as a great treatment for skin issues like boils, acne, ringworm, burns, rashes and eczema. It is also used to help heal throat infections.

Marigold

This beautiful flowering plant has long been used as a topical treatment for insect bites or stings, wounds, sprained muscles, and even as a wash for sore or inflamed eyes. It is also a great way to take care of warts or corns naturally.

Gotu Kola

This creeping plant acts on the skin to cure injuries or ulcer, to decrease the fragility of the capillaries and to support healthy, youthful skin; it has also been shown help as a general tonic to the nervous system and increase cognitive function.

Chamomile

This beautiful white flowers can be brewed into a tea which can soothe down the stomach irritation and acts as a nerve tonic to promote calm and decrease stress. This is why it is frequently used in sleep aids.

Globe Artichoke

This plant contains a compound called cynarin, which has been shown to help detoxify the body through improving liver and gall bladder function and stimulating digestion through an increase in the secretion of digestive juices.

Chinese Yam

Chinese yam can be used internally for gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea, lack of appetite/weight loss and poor digestion; it can also be used topically for boils and abscesses.

Echinacea

These beautiful purple flowers will not just dress up your garden: they are also great for stimulating the immune system to make it easier for your body to fight off infection and disease and is a natural antibiotic.

Siberian Ginseng

This plant can help treat an array of maladies and has natural anti-inflammatory, immunogenic and chemoprotective properties which help patient who are going through cancer treatment to better cope with the side effects.

The plants mentioned above will not only add beauty and interest to your garden space. They can provide you with a powerful, natural pharmacopeia right in your own yard that will allow you to treat many maladies at home.

More by Christine . S

Danger of Plastics – 5 Hidden Places You May Find BPA

5 Natural Spices That Reduce Blood Pressure

5 Plant-Based Foods to Help You Sleep

Christine . S

Christine has written articles on most health-related topics, including traditional medicine, alternative and naturopathic and natural treatments, wellness, medical marijuana, diets and fitness.