Plants have medicinal value too along with ornamental purpose. Indians and Chinese have been using plants as medicines to treat wounds and pacify the inflammation. The ancient science of Ayurveda and Yoga relies heavily on these plants to treat major conditions, from pain management to weight management and everything in between. Arena Flowers brings you the lowdown on the plants you can grow in the backyard or even in the kitchen garden easily! Keep them growing and keep nurturing them so that you can utilize them and treat your condition naturally!
Extremely easy to grow, aloe vera is India’s most favorite and a succulent plant that is low-on-maintenance and easy-to-grow! The plant is a trusted remedy for Indians to treat skin inflammation, breakouts, and burns. Its juice is well-known to boost a weak immune system. It is believed to be full of oxidants, which help the body to fight free radicals and stay fit as well as young!
Tulsi or Holy Basil is called ‘Elixir of Life’ in Ayurveda in India and well known medicinal plant. It has been proved that Tulsi clears away the pollutants within the ten miles of its radius. Besides, Tulsi tea in India is very effective in treating common cold and flu. The plant also features in NASA list of air-purifying plants.Its leaves can treat digestive issues and are also believed to have anti-cancer properties.
Easy to sow, coriander is a no-fuss medicinal plant in India. Use any container to sow the seeds and put it on a window sill. It doesn’t need much sunlight or water. The little shoots of leaves would appear within a week. The young leaves can be plucked to put in curd, raita or vegetables to enhance the flavor as well as to utilize the benefit. Indian Dhania leaves are refreshing and treat digestive issues.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Indian Gooseberry has been given a prominent place in Ayurveda. In ancient India it was believed that Ambrosia (heavenly nectar) contained all rasas thereby, it could impart immortality. In that sense Amlaki and Hareetaki stand next by exhibiting five rasas. Therefore, Gooseberry is considered a "Rasayana" bestowed with anti-aging effects. Enthusiastic investigations on Amla substantiate almost all of its acclaimed properties. It has been identified to be a potent antioxidant, immunomodulatory, antistress etc. It helps to improves the immunity system, it contains Vitamin C which help to reduce hair fall.It works as stress reliever and works as active blood purifier. It helps reduce wrinkles, dark circles and other signs of aging. It also protects the body from radiation.
A very homegrown medicinal plant in India. The fragrance of mint leaves is enough to refresh your mind and make you feel good! In summer in India, mint leaves seem to be a godsend as its fragrance is rejuvenating! Mint tea helps you stay calm and if you are insomniac, mint tea can help you feel composed and have a sound sleep. Its fragrance is believed to keep the mosquitoes away. It is very beneficial in treating cold, cough, and diarrhea.
Commonly used as seasoning, this leaf adds a special flavor to every dish. But there is more to the humble curry leaf than simply flavor. Packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, curry leaves help your heart function better, fights infections and can enliven your hair and skin with vitality
Lemongrass’ therapeutic effect is widely known. Drink lemongrass tea to relieve a sore throat and menstrual pain. If you have trouble sleeping, drinking lemongrass tea before sleeping can help you get rid of insomnia and stress. Lemongrass is also helpful in pain management and has anti-pyretic properties.
A backyard medicinal plant and also available at every house in India. Battling with digestive issues? Trust ajwain to help you deal with it easily! Growing ajwain plant at home is painfully easy. The plant doesn’t require much water or sunlight. The ridged leaves of the plant are edible and you can boil them in water to make ajwain tea to cure your upset stomach. Use the seeds or leaves to parathas, curries, vegetables, salads, and curd to enhance the flavor and get its medicinal benefits. You can also chew the leaves directly as a mouth freshener. One more reason to add this plant to add to your kitchen garden is that Feng Shui believes it to be a good luck charm.
In many Asian countries, especially in India, ginger is a part of daily diet. Because, the medicinal power of ginger can cure many diseases. The ginger root has many remedial actions including antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant. Ginger juice can balance digestive process, it improves the nutrients absorption power of body. Anti-inflammatory properties of ginger can cure joint pain, it also help to fight against cancer, diabetics and asthma.
Garlic is a member of the onion family. It is uses in many countries in various dishes. Garlic is also a popular herb. It can heal a wide range of diseases. It is low in calories and rich in nutrients. Garlic contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese and Fiber. The sulphur rich ,strong pungent smell of garlic also can keep away insects and even snakes.
Provide better protection against cancer infections and help to Improves your immunity. Balances the digestive system and improves nutrient absorption power of the body. Reduces blood pressure and reduce chances of cardiovascular problems. Prevention against allergies and improves iron metabolism, also gives quick relief from toothache and detoxify your body.
As you know lavender is one of best remedies for a glowing skin. This purple beauty in your garden also has many medicinal properties. The oil extracted from lavender flower has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is also beneficial in many medical conditions like anxiety, stress and insomnia.
Lavender oil can keep away dandruff and can cool down your scalp, it also help to get relief from dryness, itching and swelling of skin.Better solution for sun burn and headache.
Spinach is the edible flowering plant native to Central Asia. This crispy, leafy vegetable also has powerful healing ability. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Spinach contains Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin B3 and Selenium.
The presence of riboflavin, beta carotene and luteine in spinach improves cardiovascular system and nervous system.It protects your eyesight, strengthen your bones and fight against cancer.The antioxidant properties help to reduce the chances of DNA damages. Effective solution for diabetics and cancer, reduce blood pressure and prevent the chances of insomnia, tumors, neuritis and obesity. Balance the cholesterol level in the body.
Catnip or catmint native to Europe and central Asia. It is now largely cultivates in all parts of the world. Now it is widely popular in the world because of its health benefits.
It is a powerful detoxifier, help to sweat out toxic elements from your body. One of best natural medicine for headache and migraine. Relaxing property by calming down the nervous system.Quick relief from toothache, also balance digestive system.
Thyme is widely used as an aromatic plant. Its flowers, leaves and oil also has many health benefits. In Ancient Egypt, the thyme was used for embalming and to heal many other medical conditions. Thyme plant has anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-septic and anti-parasitic properties. Better prevention against food-borne bacterial infections, balance blood pressure level. Keep away the chances of colon cancer, it also acts as solution for skin problems such as dryness, redness and swelling.Quick relief from cold and cough.
The tea tree oil is a popular herbal remedy. This herbal oil is derived from the leaves of tea tree native to coastal areas of Australia. The tea tree plants are highly priced in Australia. The tea tree oil has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. This herbal oil is nowadays used in soaps, lotions and shampoos. Tea tree oil is used for infection of nail, skin, mouth and nose,make persistent body odor. Prevention against head lice, quick relief from cuts and burns. Faster dandruff cleaner and makes scalps remains cool, cure head ache, cold and toothache.
Lady ferns is a long, light greenly plant native to northern hemisphere. It is commonly used for decorations and to make a number of recipes. Lady Ferns can also power to heal a number of diseases. The roots and stems of lady ferns are used for medicinal purposes. Recommended herb for the lack of appetite, fever and cough, faster relief from cuts and sunburn. Prevention against harmful worms,also balance the digestive system, also prevention against Asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis.
Peppermint is a hybrid plant mainly cultivated in Europe. Peppermint oil is widely used as food flavor. This plant also has a calming effect and offers many other health benefits. Peppermint also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It improves digestive system and nutrient absorption power of the body. The concentration of methanol in peppermint can prevent prostate cancer. Usage of peppermint oil could enhance memory power and alertness. Effectively prevent sinus infections. Quick relief from body pain.
Marigold is a flowering plant that grows in wide range of soils. Marigolds are used in many summer dishes to add color. This plant can also cure many skin problems. It can also effectively reduce body scars. Instant relief from fever, can cure swollen body parts within short time. Solution for all wounds and burns. One of best herbs for headache and toothache. Anti inflammatory properties of marigold help to cure allergies. Optimize the growth of new blood vessels and new skin issues. Reduce the chances of tumors.
Native to Central America, Echinacea is a flowering plant commonly known as cone flower. It is also a popular herb in the world. The leaves, flowers, stems and roots of echinacea can be used for medical purposes. This herb works as active chemicals in your body and fight against fungus, reduce flu and inflammation. Best anti inflammatory herb for stiffness of joints. Improves immunity power of the body. Roots of Echinacea widely exported for medical purposes.
The chamomile flowering plant has a long tradition of using as an important herb. Its beautiful flowers contain a number of volatile oils including bisabolol, matricin, bisabolol A and Bisabolol B. Chamomile can heal many diseases with no side effects. Prevent diabetics and muscle spasms. full care for skin. Reduce morning sickness during pregnancy. Fight against inflammation and teething problems.