How about growing plants that have medicinal values?

People spend their big chunk of money on medical treatments and on expensive chemical medicines. There can also be side effects of these kinds of medicines. As it is a common saying that prevention is better than cure, so they should intake a healthy diet and do regular exercise to protect their bodies from chronic diseases. One should also adopt safety measures in order to prevent any injury in an accident for which they have to rush to the hospital. There are several greens and foods which provide nutrition for us. This is important for physical as well as mental health. A person can remain focused if he or she is healthy. Thus, people can be more productive and can never fall ill. 

There is also another way by which you can avoid chemical medicines that is the consumption of certain plants. Indian people have been using many plants for curing different diseases. Ancient Indians used to make medicines out of these plants, which are known as Ayurveda medicines. If you grow these herbal plants at your home, you will no longer have to use the medicine of any kind. There will not be any bad effect of these if you will consume them more. The following is the list of some plants of medical value. 


The leaves of this plant have a sweet taste and can be used as a substitute for sugar. People suffering from diabetes should better put stevia leaves in the tea or other beverages instead of common sugar. This plant is native to South America and likes hot weather. You can grow this plant at your home with its seeds or buy small stevia online. Before buying the plant, you should check it as it should be healthy. 


Most people know only about peppermint, but there are other varieties of mint also like spearmint, chocolate mint, apple mint, etc. Mint helps improve digestion. Its pleasing aroma and flavor increase the taste of any beverage and dish. This plant can grow easily, but it can spread to the areas where you do not want them, better grow this plant in a pot. 


If you are not aware of the fragrance of lemongrass, then you are definitely going to love it if you will smell it. It smells like lemon, and it is used in many products owing to its aroma. Lemongrass has anti-inflammatory properties and can cure aches. It is said to be rich sources of iron. 

Cinnamomum camphora

It is commonly called as Kapoor in India. You should definitely buy a Kapoor plant as there are many health benefits of it. Its oil is extracted and used for many purposes. You can use its oil for hair fall control and other skin problems. This plant is said to repel mosquitoes and other insects. 

Kalanchoe pinnata 

In India, people call it Patharchatta, and this plant can be easily grown in your house. You can grow this plant from its leaves as well by planting the leaf in the soil. This plant needs less care as it is succulent. You can order this indoor plant online as well. Pathar means stone in Hindi; therefore it has its name because it can break the stone of a kidney. This can be used to cover wounds if you have nothing to treat the same. This can speed up the healing process.


Turmeric is said to heal wounds if consumed after mixing in milk. This is also used for color in many dishes. One can grow turmeric plants with the help of rhizomes of turmeric. This is from the family of ginger plants, and it grows well in hot weather. You can purchase fresh and chemical-free rhizomes of turmeric from an online nursery or local nursery. The germination of its seeds can take a long time, like sometimes half a year, but you can harvest the crop after 70 days. 

Common fig 

If you have not yet eaten this fruit, then you should try this at least once. This fruit can also be eaten after drying it. However, dry fruit can have more calories. Those who want to gain weight can consume dry fruit, and people trying to lose some kilos should eat fresh fruit of fig. It is commonly called as anjeer in India. This is good for your heart health and helps improve reproductive health. One can get rid of shivering hands after eating it. 

Night jasmine 

This plant has many names in India like harsingar plant, Raat ki Rani, Queen of night, etc. The flowers of this plant bloom at night only and fall in the morning. One can get relief of cough and cold if they take its tea. This plant with white coloured flowers can relieve your stress and detoxify your body. You can now do the shopping of plants online as there are many online nurseries or you can bring this plant from any nearby nursery.


People know this plant for its flavor and taste, but this is also good for their health. This fruit helps in reducing the cholesterol level in the body and is good for heart health. People chew it as mouth fresheners to remove any bad odour from mouth. The leaves can have the same taste and flavor as that of its fruit, therefore you can consume them as well. 

Other than these Harad or Myrobalan, White sandalwood, Ashwagandha, Basil, Aloe Vera, Insulin, and Asparagus racemosus is also medicinal plants to grow at your home. 

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