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27 Highly Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home

1. Aloe Vera – this plant grows with moist or well drained dry soil and under the sun. It is useful for speeding up healing and reducing risks of infections for: cuts, burns, eczema, wound and reducing inflammation. It also has an internal use for the treatment of: poor appetite, ulcerative colitis, digestive problems and chronic constipation.

2. Marshmallow – you can take this root internally for the treatment of: peptic ulceration, irritations and inflammations of the respiratory and urinary mucus membranes, gastritis and excess stomach acid. Externally you can apply it to: sprains, aching muscles, bruises, skin inflammations, splinters and insect bites. It is also known that this plant can help with frequent urination and cystitis.

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3. Great Burdock – this plant can grow shadeless and requires moist soil. It is famous in the field of detoxification and is used to treat “toxic overload” that result in skin diseases such as: burns, rashes, boils, eczema, bruises, herpes, ringworm, impetigo, bites and acne. The seeds and leaves can be crushed and poultice it to burns, bruises, sores and ulcers.

4. Pot Marigold – it is known to grow in any type of soil. It is a cure for skin problems and externally it is applied to: stings, sprains, bites, wounds, varicose veins and sore eyes. Internally it is usually used to treat chronic infections and fevers and the tea of the leaves eases varicose veins.

5. Gotu Kola – this plant stimulates healing of: skin injuries, ulcers, stimulation of lipids and proteins for healthy skin and decreasing capillary fragility. Its leaves are considered to maintain youthfulness. Gotu Kola can also be used to: revitalize the nervous and brain system, increase concentration and attention span, treat leprosy and venous insufficiency.

6. Chamomile – it has been long used medically as a cure for the digestive system, used to end stress and treats aches like earache, toothache, neuralgia and shoulder pain.

7. Globe Artichoke – this plant needs a lot of sun, and became important in recent years for the finding of cynarin. The leaves, harvest before flowering help to: improve gall bladder and liver function, jaundice, hepatitis, treat chronic gallbladder and liver diseases, arteriosclerosis etc.

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