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Medicinal Plants You Must Have at Home

People in India prefer homemade recipes of Ayurveda to treat any common ailment, before taking any western treatment. Here is the list of top five medicinal plants you must have at your home.

Sangeeta Soni

Indian land is blessed with many kinds of plants and their species. As per our culture and year-old Ayurveda, some plants gave great medicinal significance. And even today, people prefer homemade recipes of Ayurveda to treat any common ailment, before taking allopathy or any western treatment.  

Best medicinal plants for home

Here is the list of top five medicinal plants you must have at your home. 

Holy Basil/ Tulsi 

Tulsi is a must-have plant in every Indian household. It is considered a sacred plant. Tulsi leaves are used to treat common cold and flu, digestive issues, fever, and some other common ailments. Apart from this, the tulsi plant also purifies the air. 

Peppermint/ Pudina 

Pudina is known to give a refreshing taste and used to prepare several drinks and chutney. Talking about medicinal properties, pudina is considered as best home solution for indigestion, and it is also used to treat acne and pimples. And along with these, pudina can also be used to prepare hair pack to strengthen the hair.  

Heart-leaved moonseed/ Giloy 

Giloy is known to increase immunity, and also increase platelet count. This medicinal plant is also used to reduce the symptoms of Diabetes, Dengue, Chikungunya, Arthritis, and respiratory issues. In fact, in this coronavirus period, many of us have used giloy to boost immunity. Apart from that, giloy is also known to solve skin problems including wrinkles, pores, and other skin issues. 


Who doesn’t know about aloe-vera gel? Aloe-vera is the most common shrub that is used to prepare medicines and skin-care products. Aloe-vera leaf gel can also be used directly. Antioxidants and antimicrobial properties of aloe-vera helps to treat ulcers, constipation, and skincare issues. 


Lemongrass is an aromatic plant. It is a rich source of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and other minerals and other essential nutrients. Lemongrass is used for many health benefits including cure for menstrual pain, sore throat, stress, sleep trouble, and fever.  

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