Top Tips Box - Medicinal Plants

What medicinal plants should you grow in your garden?

Aloe Vera

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Such an easy one to grow – it needs very little attention. All it needs is exposure to sun and moist soil. These prickly looking leaves work miracles on the following:

  • Skin allergies

  • Burns

  • Cuts and wounds

  • Eczema

Drinking the juice can also be a great way to heal:

  • Digestive problems

  • Constipation

  • Inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract

Lemon Balm

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The name of this plant may mislead you as it has quite a minty smell. It’s leaves, when rubbed against your skin, can be used for:

  • Mosquito bites

  • Animal bites

  • Sores

Tea Tree

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This is such a multi-functional little tree with so much power. It’s most popular benefits are known as:

  • Antiseptic

  • Anti fungal

  • Antibacterial



Thyme

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This gorgeous herb is not only tasty when mixed into your dinner but also has a powerful antiseptic nature. It can help nurse:

  • Cough

  • Stomach gas

  • Congestion

Basil

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Again not only awesome in your food but also a great healing buddy for:

  • Cuts and scrapes

  • Stomach gas

  • Lack of appetite

Sage

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Another one that you must be familiar with in your cooking. It also has a great ability to treat:

  • Digestion

  • Sore throat

  • Can help in unblocking menopause

  • Mouth infections

  • Skin infections

Turmeric

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It is known to be the most effective nutritional supplement ever. Some of it’s most powerful medicinal strengths are:

  • Natural anti-inflammatory

  • Dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body

  • Can lower risk of heart disease

  • Benefits against depression

Ginger

A delicious spice that is not only very handy to grow in your garden for your meals but this flowering plant also has many medicinal properties such as:

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  • Treat nausea

  • Reduce muscle pain and sores

  • Anti- Inflammatory (also can help with Osteoarthritis)

  • Lowers blood sugars which can improve heart disease risk factors

  • Help treat chronic indigestion

  • Help with menstrual pain

  • Help fight infections

Lemongrass

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For those of you who like tea try drinking lemongrass tea it has amazing health benefits such as:

  • Digestion

  • Rich in antioxidants

  • Regulates high blood pressure

  • Can help heal colds and flu

  • Relieves menstrual pain

  • Boosts metabolism

Peppermint

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Last but definitely not least- this herb is the worlds most powerful and oldest for effectively treating human health. Rich in Vitamins like A and C it also contains manganese and iron. It’s leaves are used to treat:

  • Fever

  • Upset stomach and Gas

  • Relives menstrual pain

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