30 POWERFUL HEALING PLANTS TO GROW IN YOUR GARDEN

Healing plants can be very helpful and uplifting to be grown in one’s garden. Everybody loves plants.  I don’t think so there is anyone who doesn’t love certain types of plants, be indoor decor or outdoor garden setup, whether its potted plants, small kitchen shelf garden, or just Terrace Garden… Everyone tries to inculcate green section in their personal setup. Green brings lots of positivity, its beings you close to nature, it enhances the whole ambience of the Space and it gives you a sense of belonging.

So, what if these plants other than just being a statement element or a decorative corner, have some medicinal benefits.  What if they have some healing factors to them,  what if they can enhance your skin,  help in many problems ongoing in your body system,  what if the plants you are growing help you any which ways and you try to make your own natural medication at home. Those are healing plants. Sustainability and Eco friendly lifestyle can help the environment can help the planet in a great way. We will be going through lots of healing plants that you can easily be grown in your garden.

NOTE: KINDLY NOTE THE ANY USE OF THESE HEALING PLANTS AND MEDICINAL HERBS CAN HAVE ALLERGIC REACTION OR ANY OTHER SIDE EFFECTS ON DIFFERENT BODY TYPES. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU START APPLYING OR CONSUMING IT.

WHAT ARE HEALING PLANTS

Healing plants refers to those set of plants that can be used to cure or reduce the signs and symptoms from any kind of pain, illness and discomfort. Typically, Medicines that you buy from the pharmacy or the chemist shops include pharmaceuticals’ formulas that are produced in a laboratory artificially, modelled from the different extracts and compounds on plants and animals and are formed in the form of power for liquid or a tablet capsule etc.

Healing plants are the plant-based natural fixes for any kind of discomfort caused in the body. For example, if sometimes you drank ginseng and pepper boiled water to comfort your cold and congestion, you have experienced the healing plants. These plants are grown and can be used extensively using various homemade and natural methods of boiling, drying, grinding, crushing, soaking etc.

Most of the prescribed medicine today have lots of side effects so there is a large section of people who have been looking for more sustainable and natural ways to treat their medical issues.

WHY GROWING HEALING PLANTS ARE IMPORTANT?

There is always a healthier way of treating ongoing health problem by using natural homemade remedies while enjoying a full-fledged natural and organic garden of your own. Healing plant can grow in your garden giving your garden a beautiful look as well as its an excellent way of substituting modern medicines to a certain extent. I am not saying these plants overpower the effect of medicine, but the point is these healing plans can ease lots of problems and be an alternative for everyday medicines which at one point helps you but leave certain side effects on you.

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So why not go natural ways and create your own organic path. People are looking for better and more natural ways to home treat their illness and that is why these healing plants have been so popular before and have been equally popular and important to grow now.

OLD TALES OF HEALING PLANTS

Healing plants is not a new concept. This has been a practice from prehistoric times and the natural plant medicine has been used to treat lots of types of sickness and infections. This can be because remotely people did not have the easy accessorily to doctors and they developed medicinal properties of the plants by whatever was available to them. Use of healing plant is not at new but now with ongoing factors of sustainability and green living natural medications and healing plants are again the talk of the time. These soothing plants can treat everything from headache to infection to heartburn to any kind of body relief.

TYPES OF HEALING PLANTS

Aloe Vera

HEALING PLANT - Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the most popular plants.  Every household here and there have one potted plant of Aloe Vera.  Because the benefits of aloe Vera is so known regarding Beauty and medicine that people are aware of pot aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is a stemless plant which is green or grey-green in colour.  It grows in Offset. It grows wildly in tropical and semitropical surroundings and also grows indoors as potted plants. Aloe Vera has fleshly leaves and has gel inside which is mostly used.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Accelerates the healing of burns.
Reduces dental plaque.
Help treat canker sores.
Reduces constipation.
May improve skin and prevent wrinkles.
Lowers blood sugar levels.

Lavender

Healing Plants - lavender

Lavender is a flowery plant that has a synonym for its beautiful colour lavender. Lavandula or lavender are familiarly grown in temperate climates and are extensively used for culinary herbs and extraction of essential oils. Lavender has been used extensively for beauty purpose and traditional medicines and essential oils usage in many fragrances and infused teas.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Improve Sleep.
Treat Skin Blemishes.
Natural Remedy for Pain
Reduce Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
Relieve Asthma Symptoms
Avoid Fungus Growth
Promotes Hair Growth

Lemon balm

Healing plant lemon balm

Lemon balm is another healing plant that comes as a gift to the gardener. Many lemon balms are grown as substitute with other plants. It is like a cousin to peppermint and spearmint. It is a fast-growing plant. As the name suggest it has a very lemony scent, the taste is like minty lemony leaves that can be used in cold and hot drinks also in flavouring foods and salads. And marinating meats.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
help relieve stress
reduce anxiety
boost cognitive function
ease insomnia and other sleep disorders
treat cold sores
help relieve indigestion
treat nausea

Turmeric

healing plants turmeric

It is one of the best healing plants that have great medicinal properties and has a great history of healing benefits. Turmeric is a flavour full spice that is a root of a flowering plant. This is also a popular ingredient in most of the Indian curries. A very popularly grown plant has great ANTI-INFLAMMATORY and high ANTIOXIDANT agents to protect the body. The basic active ingredient of turmeric is CURCUMIN which is responsible for all the components of being yellow, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Improving skin health
Boost your Immunity
Slowing ageing process
Prevent Alzheimer disease
Treats depression
Treat and prevent diabetes
Possibly help treat cancer
Protect again heart disease
Reduces risk of chronic diseases

Wheat grass

healing plants wheat grass

Wheatgrass is the newly grown first leaves of the normal wheat plant, utilized as nourishment, drink, or dietary enhancement. Wheatgrass is served freeze-dried or new. It is permitted to develop longer and taller than wheat malt.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
eliminate toxins
help with digestion
boost your metabolism
lower your cholesterol
boost your immune system
give you energy
lower your blood pressure

Ginseng

healing plant ginseng

Ginseng is a type of slow-growing plant. The plant is also called Ginnsuu in some regions of China and other parts of Asia. The term Ginseng is derived from the Chinese “rénshēn” means “person” and” shēn” means “plant root.” It is tanned colour, forked shape of the plant’s root, which resembles a person’s pair of legs.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Reduce Inflammation
improvise Brain Function
Improve Erectile Dysfunction
Boost the Immune System
Benefits Against Cancer
Fight Tiredness
Lower Blood Sugar

Dandelions

healing plant dandelions

Dandelion is a plant with yellow flowers. It develops in numerous pieces of the world. Botanists believe dandelions to be herbs. Individuals utilize the leaves, stem, bloom, and base of the dandelion for restorative purposes.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Boosts immune system
help to lose weight
Kills cancer cells
Supports bile secretion
fights constipation
enhance skincare

Rosemary

healing plant rosemary

Rosemary is a very scented herb. It is utilized as a culinary sauce, to make substantial fragrances, and for its potential medical advantages. Rosemary is an individual from the mint family alongside numerous different herbs, for example, oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
Improving digestion
Enhancing memory and concentration
Neurological protection
Prevent brain ageing
Reducing Risk of Cancer
Protection against muscular degeneration.

Lemongrass

healing plant lemongrass

Lemongrass has a lemon flavour with ginger fragrance. Beautiful isn’t it. This herb grows like bushes and is an integral part of Thai cuisine and dishes from Sri-Lanka and Indonesia and Malaysia. essential oils are also extracted from the same. lemongrass is also used in herbal teas and aromatherapy fragrances as it has minty and floral tints.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Antimicrobial
Anti-inflammatory
Anti cancerous
helps in Digestion
Reduces high blood pressure
lowers cholesterol
helps in weight loss

Tea tree

tea tree

Tea tree plant is also a healing plant that is popularly used in many cosmetics and essential oils. It is native to Australia and a very popular in household products as well.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
anti-bacterial
anti-inflammatory
prevents fungal infection
treat acne, dermatitis or head lice

Chamomile

healing plant chamomile

Numerous individuals depend on homegrown chamomile tea to quiet their nerves. This happy herb can add excellence to a nursery and may have narcotic characteristics. Chamomile developing in the nursery is both valuable and outwardly satisfying.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Reducing menstrual pain.
Treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar.
Slowing or preventing osteoporosis.
Reducing inflammation.
Cancer treatment and prevention
Helping with sleep and relaxation
Treating cold symptoms
Treatment for mild skin conditions

Thyme

healing plant thyme

Thyme is an exceptionally fragrant Mediterranean herb that performs particularly well into some degree dry, bright conditions. The modest pink, lavender, or white rounded blossoms of thyme plants appear in the spring and summer and are popular with honey bees

NATURALLY HELPS IN
bronchitis and cough
prevent sore throat
reducing colic
reduces arthritis
prevents upset stomach
avoid gastritis and diarrhea
kill parasitic worm infections
improve skin disorders

Parsley

Healing Plant parsley

Parsley comes in both fresh and dried structure, has a brilliant, herbaceous, and marginally unpleasant taste that fills in as a complexity to underline different flavours in a dish. Parsley includes an appealing fly of green shading and vegetable flavour, making it the ideal last touch in the cooking procedure.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
improving bone health
protecting chronic diseases
provide antioxidant benefits

Ginger

healing plant ginger

Ginger is a leafy plant that clusters with greenish flowers. Ginger root is the main component of the plant. The whole plant is extracted out of the soil, the leaves are removed and then the roots are cut. It’s a great ingredient amongst all the cuisines of the world. Its is one of the super healing plants.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
reducing the risk of diabetes
relieving period pain
anti-inflammatory
curb morning sickness
prevent heart disease
lower your risk of cancer

Sage

healing plant sage

Sage is a Mediterranean herb and is the best among all the healing plants that are extensively used in flavouring food and raw meat. the essentials oils from sage are also widely used in infusion and also dried sage team is also very popular.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Loaded With Antioxidants
Supports Oral Health
Ease Menopause Symptoms
Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
Support Memory and Brain Health
Lower bad cholesterol

Cloves

healing plants cloves

Clove is known for its beautiful aroma and taste. It is very pleasing and soothing to one’s mind and body that is why it is extensively used to make candles room fresheners and soups and teas. It’s strong and is used in holiday dishes to start the festivities. Cloves are sprinkled in curries, desserts and can be prepared to teas just by boiling for 7-10 minutes.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
High in antioxidants
help protect against cancer
kill bacteria
improve liver health
help regulate blood sugar
promote bone health
reduce stomach ulcers

Stevia

healing plants stevia

Primarily from Paraguay and Brazil in South America, Stevia plant has amazing properties to sweeten beverages and food items and have been used extensively centuries and hundreds of years. The best part about Stevia leaves is that even if the plant dries up, the sweet texture of the plant doesn’t fly away. It is called a sweet leaf, which has zero calories and no impact of body sugar level.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
keeping blood sugar levels in check.
lowered insulin and glucose levels
manage cholesterol

Garlic

healing plants garlic

Everyone knows garlic and it needs no introduction. Garlic is also considered a healing plant in many which ways is very easy to grow and requires very less space. It can be developed with the help of an individual bulb and can end up making 6-7 cloves in one bulb. Garlic is very popularly used in various cuisines and pickles and marination. Many people dislike the raw garlic smell because it is very strong and pungent.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Reduce Blood Pressure
Improves Cholesterol Levels
Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

Onion

healing plant onion

Onions come in various varieties of colour, and shape and taste. They sometimes are classified in red, yellow, white, green and sometimes in terms of taste that can go from spicy to sweet to pungent, one significant property of onion is that it makes watery eyes when being cut or chopped. Onion is one healing plant that has lots of healing benefits.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
cancer prevention
good air and skin
blood pressure moderation

Green tea

healing plant green tea

A green tree is a plant that has leaves and buds plucked to make teas. This has three stages. They can be classified as fresh leaves, dried leaves and infused liquid. Green tea is infused with antioxidants and is an array of teas like matcha, oolong, black teas, gunpowder, Longjing etc

NATURALLY HELPS IN
May improve brain function.
Increases fat burning
Antioxidants lower the risk of some cancers
Protect the brain from ageing.
Reduce bad breath.
Prevent type 2 diabetes
prevent cardiovascular disease

Dill

healing plant dill

Dill is from parsley family and is categorised in herbs. It’s a bushy plant with foliage of feathers. It has seeds which are flat, oval and light brown with greenish-yellow flowers. Growing dill in your back-yard garden is very easy and is considered a spice and herb so it can be used extensively in salads, meats vegetables, pasta sauces and pickles etc. some people also use it to flavour in baking to bake bread and buns.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Gastrointestinal disorders
Increase in appetite
Kidney disease
Fever and colds
Cough
Bronchitis

Basil

Basil is a perfumed herb which has a strong flavour and is being used in many different varieties of cuisine. In basil plant generally, the leaves are extensively used for pasta sauces, Thai cuisine, sandwiches and other beverages. Basil stems are dried and infused to make excellent basil tea has therapeutic properties.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Good For Digestion
Anti-inflammatory
Skin Benefits
Fights Depression
Diabetes Management
Supports Liver Function
Detoxify the Body

Hibiscus

healing plant hibscus

Hibiscus normally have bigger blossoms and lighter green leaves, yet the sprout size and leaf shading shift enormously from species to species. A few plants can develop to be very enormous (up to 7 to 8 feet tall). Blossoms are normally white, pink, lavender, red, or burgundy.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
hypertension
lower blood pressure
reduce blood sugar levels
keep your liver healthy
help with menstrual cramps
help with depression

Peppermint

healing plant peppermint

Pepper Mint is an enduring with exceptionally fragrant, toothed leaves and a little purple, pink, or white blossoms. It has a fruity, sweet-smelling taste. There are numerous assortments of mint—all fragrant, regardless of whether sparkling or fluffy, smooth or crinkled and green or dried. Mint has so many derivatives.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
relieve digestive symptoms like bloating and indigestion
Relieve Tension Headaches and Migraines
Freshen Your Breath
Increase Energy
Relieve Menstrual Cramps
Fight Bacterial Infection

Oregano

oregano

Oregano, a plant from the mint family, is a marked kind of numerous Italian, Mexican, and Spanish dishes. Oregano leaves are oval and dull green in colour. A few assortments have fluffy leaves also.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
antioxidants
fight off bacteria and viruses
reduce the growth of cancer cells
help inflammation

Marjoram

marjoram

Marjoram has hearty flavour yet gentler nibble. It is a cool touchy culinary herb in the mint family. It grows 1-2 feet tall and has square stems, dim green leaves and little white blossoms borne in groups. Pot-sized plants are ideal for holders and can be developed inside throughout the entire year.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
blood circulation
reduces coughs
stomach cramps
digestive disorders
reduces depression, dizziness, migraines, nervous headaches, nerve pain, paralysis, coughs, runny nose.

Chives

healing plant chives

Chives consist of small bulbs that have thin green leaves. It has a wide variety of very edible flavourful flowers that are white pink and purple in colour.
There are two types of chives one is normal chive that I mentioned above and the other is garlic chives or Chinese chives that have slight garlicky essence to it. These healing plants extensively used in many dishes of Chinese cuisines.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
reducing inflammation
improves eye health
better sleep
positive mood
reduced risk of cancer

Arrowroot

healing plant arrowroot

A strong, cluster framing enduring plant with thick stalks and huge brilliant green leaves. It requires a warm radiant position. It is reasonable for calm, subtropical and tropical zones. It is a tooth plant like ginger and ginseng.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
metabolism
circulation
heart health
stimulate immune cells
boost the immune system.

Shiitake

shitake

Shiitake plant has a light brown stem and the bulbs are generally light to dark brown in colour with whiteness underneath. If you are strolling in the forest and you find numerous mushroom during your walk, make sure that they are shiitake mushrooms else they can be toxic. Be very cautious about that. Healing plants can be tricky sometimes.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
boosting the immune system
HIV/AIDS
lowering blood cholesterol levels
helps in diabetes, eczema, colds and flu
treating breast cancer
anti-aging agent
used for hepatitis B and stomach ache

Wintergreen

wintergreen

Wintergreen is a plant that has mint-scented leaves and beautiful red edible flowers. these are creeping plants that are considered under healing plants. The berries in the plant are used in candies, cosmetics, teas and synthetic seasoning. This is a beautiful healing plant which changes foliage every season.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
reduction of bacterial infections
relief in cold and headache.
helps in reducing colic
skin conditions.
avoid sore throat and tooth decay.

Flax seeds

flaxseeds

Flax seeds come from the flax plant and it makes flaxseed oil and it also produces fibres. It is in two colours – golden and brown. They are crunchy and have an earthy flavour. Some people sock them, some grind them but even if you eat it whole the body can digest it easily. Its rich omega-3 and fatty acids.

NATURALLY HELPS IN
Reduces Cancer Risk
Reduce risk of diabetes
Reduce risk of liver disease
Heart disease
Reduces depression.
Rich in Dietary Fiber
Improves Cholesterol
Lower Blood Pressure

CONCLUSION ON THEORIES OF HEALING PLANTS

Healing plants or medicinal plants have been used traditionally and have been used over generations within societies before the coming of the modern medicinal era. Traditional medicines have been used in many counties including India China and many African countries and sometimes take over the primary health care need. these counties treat them as alternative medicines and follow a very religious practice for the same.

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Some of the example of medical practices derived from healing plants are

Chinese medicine
Korean medicine,
African medicine
Traditional Ayurveda
Ancient Persian Medicine

AS WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION QUOTES REGARDING HEALING PLANTS

“the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness”.

The WHO notes, however, that “inappropriate use of traditional medicines or practices can have negative or dangerous effects” and that “further research is needed to ascertain the efficacy and safety” of several of the practices and medicinal plants used by traditional medicine systems

So healing plants can do no bad to your backyard and implementing it by reading and proof checking you can treat your many body issues just by looking at the green garden full of herbs and flowers.