7 Simple Medicinal Plants from Your Garden
Ayurveda and its treatments are rapidly gaining pace in recent years. Ayurveda, literally meaning the science of longevity of life, focuses mainly on maintaining a balance in the internal and external functioning of your body. Ayurveda uses natural herbal remedies to cure any disease from the roots. From time immemorial, natural plants and herbs have been used as an integral part of the Indian medical field and especially Ayurveda.
Before the invention of modern day science and technology, all types of diseases were cured using these herbal remedies. Each herb has specific qualities and properties that can be used in numerous ways to keep the mind, body, and spirit healthy. According to a report released by WHO:
- Around 80% of the population rely on herbal remedies or medicinal plants for treatments.
- Approximately, 21,000 plant species can be used as medicinal or herbal plants.
- More than 30% of the plant world is sometime or the other used for medicinal purposes.
After decades of thorough research, study, analysis and experimentation, Shivya has established itself as one of the most trusted and result oriented Ayurvedic brands. The herbs and plants used in the medications are 100% natural and organic, which guarantees successful results.
While some herbs are difficult to find, some can be easily grown in your kitchen garden and used for normal healthcare treatment. Here is a list of 7 simple herbal remedies from your garden.
Ajwain has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is majorly used to treat stomach problems, blood pressure reduction, digestive problems, reduction in cholesterol level, etc. Ajwain can easily be grown in your kitchen garden. The plant grows in a cluster, similar to the money plant and can tolerate direct sunlight. However, the plant needs regular trimming.
- Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is widely used in beauty and skin products and can be easily grown in your kitchen garden. In fact, it is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. It is mainly used in the form of gel or juice to heal skin problems, burning, skin allergies, insect bites, reduction in skin swelling, etc.
Basil plants have numerous medicinal properties and can be grown in your kitchen garden under warm temperature, regular watering and pruning. Some of the medicinal properties of basil include a better digestive system, stronger immunity, relief from inflammation, deep cleansing of the skin, controlling diabetes, reducing depression, body detoxification etc.
- Bay Leaves:
Bay leaves are also widely used in Indian food and act as a strong medium to treat gastric problems, dandruff, boils, joint pain, etc. When boiled with tea or hot water, it is also one of the best cough treatments. Bay leaves can be grown in your kitchen garden in well-drained soil and a regular supply of composite. Bay leaves are also rich in Vitamin C, B6, A, calcium, iron and magnesium.
Coriander is one of the most commonly found plants in every home and is regularly used in daily foods. The medicinal properties of this plant are majorly used to lower the blood sugar level, cholesterol level, inflammatory diseases and stimulate insulin secretion. Its antioxidant properties help in curing mouth ulcers, preventing eye diseases, anaemia, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, etc. It also improves liver function and bowel movement.
- Curry Leaves:
Curry leaves are another plant that can be easily grown in your kitchen garden. Its medicinal properties help in reducing weight, treating dysentery and constipation, lowering diabetes, improving eyesight, relieving nausea, healing cuts and wounds and also helps in improving memory.
Mint can be grown in your kitchen garden in warm temperatures, moist soil and bright sunlight. One of the most famous medicinal properties of mint is its cooling sensation. The plant can be used both as fresh leaves or after drying. It is rich in vitamin A, iron, folate and magnesium. Mint helps in improving bowel systems, brain functions, digestive systems, cold symptoms and is most widely used to treat bad breath.
Plant these easy to grow medicinal plants in your kitchen garden and enjoy a healthy and stress-free life. Visit Shivya to get the most natural and authentic Ayurvedic medicines.