15 Powerful Medicinal Plants For Home Garden

I have scores of plants in my garden growing in beds and pots. Many of these plants produce beautiful display of flowers, besides they are important medicinal plants including powerful healing herbs. You might have some of these plants at your home garden that can be used for some medical problems.

Following is a list of plants that have the powerful medicinal value that you can grow at your home, even in pots.

As we all know plants have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Most medicine which we buy from chemists are derived from plants manufactured by pharmaceutical companies.

The medicinal plants including flower plants and herbs are easy to grow at home. They can treat a wide range of illnesses without any major side effects. Next time when you see the signs of any illness, go to your garden and the chance is that its cure is already available there.

Growing such a garden means you are having a first-aid box for natural home remedies and you need not run to a Chemist for minor ailments.

15 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants : Must For Every Home Garden

Following is a list of plants that have the powerful medicinal value that you can grow at your home, even in pots. Start cultivating your medicinal garden today with these powerful healing herbs.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a miracle medicinal plant.
Aloe Vera is a miracle medicinal plant.

It is easy to grow aloe Vera in pots or bags at home. Use a well drained soil and grow in sun. Growing Aloe Vera

It is a plant that should be a must in your home garden.

The sap from aloe Vera is extremely useful to speed up the healing of cuts, wounds, burns. Just cut the thick lower part of the aloe Vera plant and rub the affected part.

It is also beneficial for reducing inflammation and treating eczema.

Drinking Aloe Vera juice can be helpful in treating digestive problems, constipation, ulcerative colitis, and improving appetite.

The Aloe vera keeps away eye problems and headaches.

2. Chamomile

Camomile medicinal plant
Chamomile can treat body pain.
Chamomile or camomile includes several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae that are commonly used to make 'cure-all' herbal teas to be used as  remedies for many health problems.

Camomile tea is a very rich source of antioxidants, providing health benefits.
It is also good for digestive system.

Chamomile has a soothing and calming effect which helps in sleep and combat stress.

It is used to treat several body pains like toothache, earache, pain in shoulder and back, etc.

Recent research has shown that drinking the chamomile tea may help women live longer.

3. Comfrey

Comfrey medicinal plant
Comfrey medicinal plant
Comfrey herb contains a compound called allantoin, a cell proliferant that speeds up the natural replacement of body cells.

Comfrey can be used to treat broken bones and heal open wounds faster.

It can also be good in treating arthritis, burns, acne, eczema, sprains, cuts, bruises, sores, gastric ulcers and bronchial problems.

Comfrey, however, is not recommended to taken internally because it contains trace amounts of cancer causing alkaloids. Comfrey growing and comfrey tea

4. Echinacea

Echinacea medicinal plant
Echinacea medicinal plant
Echinacea plants produce beautiful flowers in summer and are easy to grow and propagte.

Echinacea can stimulate the body’s immune system.

It has antibiotic properties.

Echinacea is used to treat colds, bee stings, snakebites, wounds, burns, migraines and sinus infections, etc.

The side effects of Echinacea are very rare, mild and reversible.

5. Fenugreek
Fenugreek leaves and seeds have health benefits.
Fenugreek leaves and seeds have health benefits.

Fenugreek is a herb whose leaves and seeds both are eaten in India for many centuries. It is beneficial in diabetes, lowering blood cholesterol level, gaining weight, treating inflammation, curing ulcers, increasing lactation, etc.
Growing fenugreek

6. Ginger

Ginger is a powerful medicinal house plant.
Ginger is a powerful medicinal house plant.
Ginger is a spice that must be included in any home garden. You can grow it even if you don't have enough space because you can grow ginger in pots. Growing ginger

Ginger thrives best in shades so you can even keep the plant in your kitchen.

The ginger plant can be consumed fresh, dried and powdered form. It is best for indigestion, nausea, motion sickness, dry cough, cold, sore throat, and many more.

7. Lemon Balm

Lemon balm medicinal plant
Lemon balm medicinal plant
The lemon balm plant has leaves of lemon and mint scent. It can be grown in pots in summer.

It is used for insect bites, gout, herpes and sores by rubbing the crushed leaves on the skin.

Infusion of the leaves with water are known to treat colds, fevers, headaches, indigestion, depression, col sores, anxiety and thyroid problem.

The lemon balm is an effective treatment for thrush herpes around both the mouth and genitals.

8. Marigold

Marigold medicinal plant
Marigold plants are perfect for home cures.
Marigolds are beautiful colorful flowers that you can grow in almost any type of soil. You don't need to be an expert to grow these flowers in your garden. Growing marigold plants

An antioxidant, lutein in marigold can reduce tumors, finds a recent research from Washington State University .

Marigolds work as an anti-inflammatory. The deep-orange flowered pot marigold variety work as a remedy for skin problems, like irritated skin, bites, stings, sprains, wounds, sore eyes, varicose veins.

Internally it is used to treat fevers and chronic infections.

A tea made of the marigold petals tones up circulation and eases varicose veins, if taken regularly.

You can apply crushed stems of the pot marigold to corns and warts to easily remove them.

Marigolds can also be used as a pest repellent.

9. Neem

Neem medicinal plant
Neem medicinal plant
The Neem tree, known for its healing and health properties grows in India widely.  Its leaves looks like those of curry leaf plant, which is also called as sweet neem plant (curry patta).

The Neem tree grows to very high and dense tree, so it is not possible to keep it as a house garden plant. So find it in your neighborhood.

Its leaves, fruit, bark and oil are useful for many health problems.

It can be useful for for eye disorders, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, fever, diabetes, gum disease, and liver problems.

Neem is helpful for in combating bacterial infections, as in acne, boils and ulcers.
The neem oil from the leaves is an insect repellent. Its stem is very good for brushing teeth.

The neem leaves are good for washing hair and killing lice.

10. Peppermint

Mint, peppermint is a miracle herb.
Peppermint is a miracle herb.
Peppermint is probably the oldest medicine from home garden. Grow this herb in your garden. Growing mint

Peppermint is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese.

Make a paste of plant leaves and rub on the skin to soothe and relax the muscles.

Peppermint tea is used for upset stomach and flatulence. This tea is also useful to reduce irritable bower syndrome and fever.

11. Sage (Salvia)

sage medicinal plant
Sage medicinal plant
Sage is a healing herb which can be grown easily in you home garden to enjoy blue, purple, white and pink flowers and leaves.

Sage is anti-inflammatory and also boosts the immune system. It is beneficial in indigestion, flatulence, anxiety, depression, excessive lactation, female sterility, menopausal cramps, etc.

It can also be used for the treatment of insect bites, skin infections, and throat, mouth and gum infections, etc.

This herb should be an aesthetically pleasing addition to your garden.

12. St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

St John’s Wort medicinal plant
St John’s Wort medicinal plant
St John’s Wort is a perennial plant that thrives in sun, producing bright, yellow flowers in summer.

The glossy leaves and yellow flowers of St. John's wort can be used as an effective treatment for depression and anxiety.

It may also increase appetite and concentration.

Some people taking St. John's wort have reported side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, reduced sex drive and headache.

13. Tea Tree

Medicinal Tea tree
Medicinal Tea tree 
The tea tree oil is anti fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic, so it has many medical applications.

The tea tree is a plant that can be used for medicinal purposes like to relieve headaches, to treat acne, insect bites and cold sores.

 The tea tree oil is also useful for the treatment of abdominal ulcers, minor burns, cystitis, thrush, vaginal infections, warts, etc.

You can keep tea tree oil at home.

14. Thyme

thyme medicinal plant
Thyme medicinal plant
Grow this medicinal herb in your home garden with ease.

The thyme herb plant does not need much space and can be grown in containers.

Thyme contains thymol, which is a potent antiseptic and antibacterial.

Thyme can be used to treat coughs, congestion, indigestion and gas.

It is also a useful medical plant to treat acne, sore throat, arthritis and respiratory problems.

15. Turmeric

Turmeric has medicinal values in many diseases including cancer.
Turmeric has medicinal values in many diseases.
Turmeric spice has been in use in India since ages to treat several ailment.

It is good for the prevention of cancer, high blood pressure, arthritis, fungal infections, ulcers, etc. Turmeric powder is used for skin and beauty treatments.

Besides its several health benefits, the turmeric plant looks great in a home garden. Its long leaves add beautiful color to the garden.

The turmeric is quite easy to grow in summer, even in containers. how to grow turmeric in pots

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  1. Comfrey is a wonderful healer. However Aloe directly from the plant gave me the worst rash of my life. So caution to the first time users. Thank you. A very useful blog.

    1. Thanks for useful information on Aloe Vera plant. Some may be allergic to the plant.

  2. A padre in South America heals people of stage 4 cancer using a mix of Aloe and Honey. He has published a book on the healing methods. Studies in Italy have confirmed what the padre has written.


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